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More than 100 Immigrant Workers Fired in U.S. After One-Day Strike

Washington, February 22 (RHC)-- More than 100 migrant workers across the United States have reportedly been fired from their jobs after participating in “Day Without Immigrants” protest last week. 

Business owners fired the workers after they skipped a day and stayed at home last Thursday to highlight the contributions of immigrants in the country, amid President Donald Trump’s sweeping measures to curb immigration, according to U.S. media reports. 

Restaurants, child care centers and construction companies in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York were among the many businesses that axed their employees.  In Commerce City, Colorado, JVS Masonry laid off around 30 bricklayers and said they were warned of the consequences if they missed work for one day. 

Reports say that in Pennsylvania, commercial painting company Bradley Coatings, Incorporated fired 18 employee.  And according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, six more people were fired from a Bahama Breeze restaurant for taking part in the protest. 

The reports of the firings prompted harsh responses on social media, with many users calling on others to boycott the businesses that have fired their employees for taking part in the protest.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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