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In some cities immigrants come to work in protest against the policy of trump

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NEW YORK, February 17. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Thousands of immigrants in several major American cities don’t come to work, to Express disagreement with the policy pursued by the President of the United States Donald trump. This was reported by representatives of human rights organizations participating in the campaign.

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According to local TV companies in the country has opened dozens of shops, restaurants and cafes, which are mostly natives of other States . The campaign, dubbed “a Day without immigrants” was held, in particular, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, new York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington. Its purpose was to demonstrate, play an important role in the American economy the people who came to the U.S. from abroad.

“In the debate about immigration the key point is that families are not divided. Bans, raids destroy them”, – said in a statement concerning this action published Thursday by the American Union of protection of civil liberties. Earlier the organization was criticized trump the tightening of immigration policy, and in this regard filed against the US administration a series of lawsuits.

“From doctors to dishwashers immigrants are an integral part of everyday life of the United States,” wrote, in turn, in his microblog in the social network Twitter activist Janet Murgia. She is President of the national people’s Council, one of the largest US unions, advocating for the rights of immigrants from Latin American countries.

Soon after the inauguration of the trump has signed several decrees toughening immigration policies. The head of state instructed the state Department and Department of homeland security 120 days to suspend the program in the U.S. the refugees while admission of displaced persons from Syria discontinued indefinitely. Trump also significantly reduced the quota for accepting refugees by the United States in the 2017 financial year (began in October 2016), the U.S. side will take no more than 50 thousand people. In addition, the President is limited to 90 days entry to the United States citizens of Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan.

In January, the new U.S. President also ordered the construction of a large barrier on the border with Mexico. Trump has repeatedly stated that the barrier will help stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

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