Sushi Zushi CEO to address ICE audit

Published On: Jul 31 2012 03:45:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 31 2012 03:48:35 AM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

The CEO of Sushi Zushi will address the media Tuesday after the temporary closure of the popular restaurant across the state.

The San Antonio-based chain closed all its Texas locations Friday after learning the company was being audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In a written statement, Sushi Zushi said the decision to close its restaurants was made by executive management, due to an “unanticipated internal reaction to news of a routine I-9 audit.”

Several employees did not report to work after learning of the audit, the company said.

Sushi Zushi CEO Alfonso Tomita will address the issues in a press conference Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

The company says it has made its best efforts to comply with immigration requirements.