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Vietnamese immigrant Tai Phu waits in line to pick up his U.S. citizenship certificate at a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. About 3,000 people took the oath in the morning and more than 3,500 others were expected during an afternoon ceremony, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Businesses across the US are shutting down for 'A Day Without Immigrants'

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More than 100 people got fired after skipping work for 'A Day Without Immigrants' protests

A strike branded as "A Day Without Immigrants" will hit the U.S. on Thursday, as immigrants protest President Trump's policies that they view as anti-immigrant. Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and Philadelphia are all expected to be strongly affected by the protest.

Celebrity chef Jose Andrés will close his D.C. restaurants. He's in the midst of a legal battle with Trump. He abandoned plans to open a restaurant in Trump's D.C. hotel after his comments about immigrants during the campaign. Trump sued, and Andrés counter-sued.

Andrés, a native of Spain, changed his Twitter bio to "I am an immigrant..."

Andrés said hundreds of his employees told him they weren't coming to work.

But Andrés was far from the only restaurant owner to get involved.

Non-immigrants stood in solidarity.

Here's a flyer advertising the strike.

The popular D.C. restaurant Busboys & Poets is also closed, our partner at WJLA reports.

Some students debated skipping class to join the strike.

Our diversity is what makes this family great, and we respect our team members' right to exercise their voice in democracy.
Sweet Green statement

Sweetgreen announced it would close its 18 stores in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, USA Today reports.


It's not clear how many people will be involved in the strike. 


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