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D.C. Restaurateur Closes Businesses For 'Day Without Immigrants' Strike05:55Download

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High school senior Vicky Sosa holds a sign outside the Grayson County courthouse in downtown Sherman, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. In an action called "A Day Without Immigrants," immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school, work and close businesses to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. (LM Otero/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
High school senior Vicky Sosa holds a sign outside the Grayson County courthouse in downtown Sherman, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. In an action called "A Day Without Immigrants," immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school, work and close businesses to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. (LM Otero/AP)

On Thursday, restaurants are closed, artwork has been covered up or taken down, students are missing class and workers are calling out because of the "Day Without Immigrants" strike. The strike is in response to the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti, speaks with Andy Shallal (@andyshallal), founder of Busboys and Poets restaurants in the District of Columbia. He's closed all six of his locations in solidarity with the "Day Without Immigrants," strike.

This segment aired on February 16, 2017.

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