Along with the rest of New York’s trades workers, cabbies are the unsung backbone of the five boroughs — a fact that is quintessentially American. But many in this group, made up predominantly of Muslim immigrants, have received Donald Trump’s travel ban as a message that they do not belong, are a threat, and that life as they know it here will get worse. In defiance of this message, many cab drivers showed solidarity to those detained at airports and to the protesters of this detainment by striking for an hour at JFK airport on Saturday.

Play our audio report, above, to hear a cabbie who is a Bangladeshi immigrant grapple with his developing view of what life in America is becoming for him, his family, and his fellow Muslims.