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'Day Without Immigrants' protests being held in Denver

Lance Thomas | 17 February, 2017, 10:40

Several restaurants owned by Blue Ribbon are shut for the day, though the East Village location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken remains open.

While the majority of the strike is expected to take place in Washington, D.C., protests in major USA cities across the nation are also being carried out Thursday.

The protest is a response to President Donald Trump and his administration.

Organizers in Philadelphia told the Associated Press they expect hundreds of workers and families to participate.

Similar actions have taken place in other cities. "We're workers. We support our country", David Pena said.

"We add to the economy and society", said Kia Allah, 32, a teacher who is Muslim and described herself as half Puerto Rican and half black. "It's really a show of support for our staff, and as a team and a family as a whole", said co-owner Eric Bromberg.

"It will be a very limited menu because we are not as talented as the people who normally work there", McDonough told the Post, adding that the employees participating in the boycott will be paid. Sushi bars, Brazilian steakhouses, Mexican eateries and Thai and Italian restaurants all turned away lunchtime customers.

A group of Coloradans are planning a protest statewide on Thursday, but if you're out and about you likely won't see any protesters.

She added: "Businesses can not function without immigrant workers today".

"People that never missed one day of work are telling you they don't want to work on Thursday", the Spanish-born Andres said on Wednesday.

In fact, many major aspects of American culture wouldn't exist without immigrants.

According to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more foreign-born workers had jobs in the food industry in 2015 than homegrown citizens.

The protests are to show critical immigrants are to the USA economy and way of life.

Trump's executive order was challenged by the state of Washington, which led to U.S. district judge James Robart in Seattle issuing a temporary stay on the travel ban.

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