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>> Thousands of migrants staged a day of action across the UK Monday. Either walking out of work, or taking part in events to highlight their contribution to the British economy.>> This idea that there's a finite labor market. If all the migrants went, all those jobs would go to British people.
Just doesn't work.>> Called one day without us, it was the first day of action as Brexit looms large.>> I'm Reuter's Emily Wither in Westminster. As lawmakers inside begin debasing the bill that will pave the way for Brexit, out here EU nationals are linking arms and waving their flags in a show of unity.
This is just one of many demonstrations that are taking place across the UK.>> Second reading of the European union->> Britain's house of lords began debating the Brexit bill, which if passed will give the government the go-ahead to formally start talks on divorce proceedings with the European Union.
Lawmakers have already beat the proposed law, authorizing Prime Minister, Theresa May, to inform the EU if the UKs intention to leave.>>
]>> But the leader has yet to end the uncertainty Over whether the more than 3 million EU citizens living in the UK who were born elsewhere in Europe are allowed to stay.
Linda runs an Italian restaurant in central London. She decided to close this lunch time bringing her staff all from the continent down to parliament.>> It's a general feeling that is important to recognize the impact that the immigrants has got here in London, but generally everywhere. Italy has got a long history of immigration, so we really felt that it was important to be part of the day.
>> Also participating in the campaign, around 1,000 EU citizens. Lobbying lawmakers for a guarantee that they can stay in the country post-Brexit. While Linda's customers may have missed out on their bollinays this lunchtime, organizers hope it sends a clear message about just how essential they are.