Chipotle Fires Hundreds of Workers Amid Immigration Probe

Chipotle fires hundreds of workersChipotle (CMG), the chain restaurant serving Mexican food, fired hundreds of workers in Minnesota after receiving notice from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they had "suspect documents."

The ICE began its probe of Chipotle in Minnesota, where the company employs about 1,200 workers, The Wall Street Journal reported. The probe has since spread to Chipotle restaurants in Virginia and Washington, DC.

"We have compiled and provided all requested documents to ICE and are waiting to hear back from them," Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said.

Illegal workers usually present a fake social security number of somebody else's identity to secure work.

Chipotle, whose slogan is "Food With Integrity" is one of the most prominent companies to be targeted for worksite enforcement by the Obama administration. It employs a total of 25,000 workers.

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Pamela!

It's time to check out the local Chinese restaurants too. Just saying.

February 09 2011 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
irishlad26

Thats a start

February 08 2011 at 3:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

I call it Unenjoyment compensation!

February 08 2011 at 2:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

They should hand the cute Illegal women over to the unemployed for compensation

February 08 2011 at 2:49 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Clever how they ship jobs to foreign countries then companies here demand workers speak a foreign language to get hired " this has got to stop" It is da double kick in the gut to watch as foreigners usually illegal take jobs away because they speak the foreign language of the job sites overseas ect !

February 08 2011 at 2:47 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Iselin007

Clever how they ship jobs to foreign countries then companies here demand workers speak a foreign language to get hired " this has got to stop" It is da double kick in the gut to watch as foreigners usually illegal take jobs away because they speak the foreign language of the job sites overseas ect !

February 08 2011 at 2:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
sgentilejr

Obama is far wiser than anyone posting here. Obama knows that if he has ICE go after the employers who hire the illegal immigrants and hit those employers with huge fines___then employers will stop hiring the illegals. They come here for jobs and money. If we did not hire them in the USA___there would not be any Illegals inside the USA. They only come here because we are willing to hire them. Do worry about deporting them___they will leave on their own two feet just as they go here___IF they cannot get a job to make any money here.

February 08 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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boulcut

Wiser??? Surely You are kidding. Even the most simple minded have been wondering when the government would not only figure out this simple remedy, but also actually put it to use. Now if they would stop screwing around and make e-verify the law of the land for big, small, private, state, and federal employers, the problem of illegal immigration would fade away within a year.
No job=No money=No reason to be here...Done.

February 08 2011 at 7:02 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jkennedy806

When I was a productive employed US tax paying citizen (presently I pay taxes thru my unemployment) I worked for a couple of agencies that employed temps.
You would not believe how many contract hires escaped the I-9 paperwork.
I have friends who came into this country the legal way, from Ukraine, S. Korea, South America, they waited on a list, then got green cards etc. learned the language took the test, have a better knowledge of US History than some HS students, and I agree, with them, why do the illegal aliens get a better opportunity, better employment, than either a US citizen or a new citizen that went thru the legal steps. And then you wonder why kids think crime pays, look at the scenario that's playing out in the nation. And another thing, if I see a HUMAN Resource job that says, Spanish required WHY? there's where ICE should be hunting on the job boards.

February 08 2011 at 1:02 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
jpjgamas

Nowhere in this article does it say that the illegals were deported or even taken in custidy. ICE is pressuring employers but not pressuring the illegals out of the country. Obama do the job we hired you for! Deport the illegals before "WE" are the illegals in our own country.

February 08 2011 at 12:29 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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boulcut

Ha, Any person who sneaks into the U.S. for the purpose of getting a job and making money, then realizes they have spent months getting turned away because all but the most foolish employers will not dare employ them for even a short time, is sure to feel plenty of "pressure"
Trust Me on this one.

February 08 2011 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jay

This is about far more than just restaurant workers. This essay outlines the real problem:

http://justcommonsense-lostinamerica.blogspot.com/2011/01/give-me-your-tired-your-pooryour-crack.html

February 08 2011 at 11:29 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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jpjgamas

I susgest we parachute them in that way not endangering the American plane with its' pilot and co-pilot!

February 08 2011 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply