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At Least 56 Arrested in Immigration Raids at McDonald's
Fox News ^ | 9-28-07 | a.p.

Posted on 09/28/2007 12:38:09 AM PDT by at bay

RENO, Nev — Federal agents raided 11 McDonald's restaurants in northern Nevada and made dozens of arrests Thursday as part of an investigation into illegal immigration.

Agents for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made at least 56 arrests in Reno, Sparks and Fernley after raids at the restaurants and a franchise corporate headquarters in Reno, agency spokesman Richard Rocha said.

"They are people suspected of being in the country illegally. As far as I know, they were all McDonald's employees," he told The Associated Press.

The investigation began five months ago and was sparked by an identity theft complaint, Rocha said. A local law enforcement agency then gave ICE information that illegal immigrants were working at specific McDonald's restaurants, he said.

Lisa Howard, a spokeswoman for McDonald's Corp., based in Oak Brook, Ill., said the company had no comment on the arrests.

"This is a local situation with a local operator," she said.

The raids drew immediate criticism from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and activists, who estimated the number of arrests to be closer to 100.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegals; imigration; immigrantlist; immigration
I'm lovin' it.
1 posted on 09/28/2007 12:38:11 AM PDT by at bay
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To: at bay

Does that mean the breakfast burritos will not be on the menu anymore?


2 posted on 09/28/2007 12:41:48 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: at bay; Admin Moderator

So am I....

That’s why I posted this story at 8.55 PM

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1903373/posts


3 posted on 09/28/2007 12:43:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

That’s why we call you quick draw McGraw


4 posted on 09/28/2007 12:47:05 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

Actually this is an update...

no new info...just a new title

LOL


5 posted on 09/28/2007 12:48:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

ICE has been busy lately. They need to get even busier.


6 posted on 09/28/2007 12:49:17 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

ICE needs to hire more officers...


7 posted on 09/28/2007 12:50:27 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Agreed. And once the border is secured, the BP can help.


8 posted on 09/28/2007 12:52:12 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: pissant

((( BUILD THE FENCE )))


9 posted on 09/28/2007 12:53:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

And elect the guy who proposed it! Gotta hit the hay. gnight.


10 posted on 09/28/2007 12:54:43 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: at bay
Jose McDonald
11 posted on 09/28/2007 12:55:01 AM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Tennessee Nana
ICE needs to hire more officers

Spanish speaking? ;~)

12 posted on 09/28/2007 1:00:53 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: pissant
Does that mean the breakfast burritos will not be on the menu anymore?

Let's hope not. Sausage McMuffins rule!

13 posted on 09/28/2007 1:02:41 AM PDT by angkor ("California, Is nice to the homeless, California, Supercool to the homeless..." South Park 11.07)
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To: at bay

I’m gonna’ guess the two local McD’s in my neighborhood are 50 to 80 percent illegals. Often have to enuncuiate the order three times, slowly.

Once stopped at the BK directly across the street from Sallie Mae ($18 billion in student loans) in Reston VA. Mid-morning, and I asked if any breakfast items were still available.

Not a single person in the store spoke English (”Have breakfast now?”... pointing at watch).

“No se.”

I’m sure they would have understood “Have green card?”


14 posted on 09/28/2007 1:12:52 AM PDT by angkor ("California, Is nice to the homeless, California, Supercool to the homeless..." South Park 11.07)
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To: at bay
They should arrest the franchise owners as they made money by hiring illegals.
15 posted on 09/28/2007 2:17:18 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Perhaps you would like to read my idea for an immigration enforcement law.

(a). Any citizen knowingly employing, sheltering, concealing, or otherwise assisting (other than emergency medical care) an illegal alien shall suffer forfeiture of all property, real and personal, all assets, businesses, business licenses, and any other thing except his/her physical freedom and two changes of clothing; after which he/she may seek employment and start over.

(b). Any non-citizen legally resident, acting as described in para (a) above, shall suffer the same penalty and be deported to his/her country of origin within 48 hours.

(c). Any public official, in any branch of government, at any level, who under color of clemency, legal discretion, or other official privilege, shall obstruct, alter, or modify the swift application and extent of paras (a) and (b) to any degree soever, shall suffer the same penalty and be summarily removed from office.

(That’s to keep judges from saying “ooooo, that’s too harsh” and governors etc. from handing out pardons to business-owner buddies.)

I know it's harsh. It's meant to be.

As for the illegals themselves, my law is:

"Detain upon detection, and deport within 24 hours."

16 posted on 09/28/2007 2:40:35 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran.)
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To: angkor

McDonalds is probably the largest employer of illegal aliens in the nation.


17 posted on 09/28/2007 2:53:38 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: at bay
Orale! Orale! Hijo de.....

DEPORTACIONES!

I'M LOVIN' IT!

Me Encanta!

18 posted on 09/28/2007 3:07:06 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: at bay

Upon reflection, if I.C.E. really had any cojones, though, they would pay a visit to THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS OF McDONALDS and go after some of the gated community BIG WIGS who make the 6 figures, not some loser assistant shift manager flunkies in flyover America making $20,000 a year who basically hired cheap Mexican/C.A. labor as they were instructed from on-high.

For ONCE I would like to see the shackles and handcuffs on some of the empty suits who thought they were clever by cutting labor costs to raise their perks and stock options, and screwing American workers, teenagers looking for summer jobs, and average American consumers everywhere who simply want their English to be understood when placing what would hopefully be comprehended orders. This is a massive, nationwide, structural problem. Do I have a witness?

McDonald’s Corporation 2111 McDonald's Dr Oak Brook, IL 60523

19 posted on 09/28/2007 3:15:15 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: Godebert

See following posts, please.


20 posted on 09/28/2007 3:20:06 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: Godebert

The McDonalds on N. Druid Hills and Hwy 29 in Metro Atlanta, has put out a call for workers on their big sign. It is in spanish only!


21 posted on 09/28/2007 3:26:45 AM PDT by panthermom (DUNCAN HUNTER 2008)
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To: at bay

Now who will make the special sauce.


22 posted on 09/28/2007 3:50:17 AM PDT by racnpartsales4u ("His sex organs took the heaviest blow," an unidentified nurse told the newspaper.)
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To: at bay

Next, ICE ought to hit every fast-food restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. I swear that no one in any of them “habla ingles,” except for knowing the various combo numbers.


23 posted on 09/28/2007 3:50:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Dunkin Donuts revoked the franchises of any who were found to be hiring illegals.


24 posted on 09/28/2007 4:22:41 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: ExGeeEye
I agree and close to mine!

Start building the fence.
It should be made a felony for Criminals who overstay their visas and Invaders.

I believe we should give amnesty to these poor CRIMINALS or INVADERS.
This should be a 2 week amnesty to get the heck out of our Country.
The ones who ignore this amnesty should be buried in a tent city jail and fined $10,000 or buried elsewhere.
All aiders and abettors of these CRIMINALS or INVADERS should get 1 year in a tent city jail and a $10,000 fine for each CRIMINAL aided.
Those in government should be the first ones charged.

25 posted on 09/28/2007 4:35:15 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: at bay

Note to INS: Come to the Fairfax County VA McDonalds.


26 posted on 09/28/2007 4:39:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Andy'smom
"Dunkin Donuts revoked the franchises of any who were found to be hiring illegals."

I will make a point of buying from Dunkin Donuts next time I come across one!

27 posted on 09/28/2007 5:29:50 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("I still come down to talk to me, when the coast is clear." J. Buffett)
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To: pissant
Does that mean the breakfast burritos will not be on the menu anymore?

Darn, I love those with the little sausage balls and the fake cheese.

28 posted on 09/28/2007 5:37:42 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: panthermom

You MUST get a photo of it somehow and post it here!!


29 posted on 09/28/2007 5:57:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Korean BBQ restaurants in the D.C. area, as well as New Jersey, Georgia, California, etc. are themselves run by about 50% illegal aliens from South Korea, and the kitchen staff are overwhelmingly Hispanic, on dirt cheap wages (hey! Koreans know how to milk the system and make a buck!!), and I would venture that at least 90% of the Hispanic workers are themselves ILLEGAL. It is a massive racket I.C.E. should look into. It is endemic and even Korean press in the USA wrote about it and admitted it.


30 posted on 09/28/2007 6:00:30 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Visit this thread 1-hour from now. In that time, an average of 416.6 more ILLEGALS will be in the US)
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To: at bay
11 McDonald's restaurants in northern Nevada

Great ad idea for Mickey D's.

9 out of 10 illegal aliens prefer McDonald's to Taco Bell.

31 posted on 09/28/2007 6:03:08 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Before we deport them, they should be brought by the buss load to pick up the garbage they leave by the tons in the desert.

We see prisoners on road gangs picking up litter on the side of our roads all the time.

What these animals leave in their camps is beyond disgusting.

sw

32 posted on 09/28/2007 6:04:54 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: spectre

Not a bad idea!


35 posted on 09/28/2007 6:16:11 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: at bay
"We don't approve of the Gestapo methods ICE is using," said Gilbert Cortez, a Latino leader who urged Hispanic workers to stay home from work in protest Friday. "Who is this man and what is he doing here?!"
36 posted on 09/28/2007 6:32:55 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: null and void
Thanks. Maybe Sheriff "Joe" has already thought about it :)

sw

37 posted on 09/28/2007 7:45:04 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: angkor

“In the city of Venice, down by Matt’s House, they are nice...to the homeless!”


38 posted on 09/28/2007 7:50:29 AM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: at bay

This just in: McDonalds has killed more minorities through the unhealthy contents of its food than firearms and traffic accidents combined. McDonalds is therefore racist.


39 posted on 09/28/2007 7:51:49 AM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: at bay

IF they treated the illegal alien arrests like they do a pot arrests and confiscated the store for auction there would be no illegal aliens working fast food.


40 posted on 09/28/2007 7:53:50 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Godebert

yes indeed, McDonalds does knowingly employ many illegals, and like many other companies they run their political influence activities in Washington through a variety of trade associatons which are primarily lobbyists.

for example the association of chain food restaurants (all the expected suspects including mcdonalds) and the american meat institute both supported (pushed, paid for, threatened, extorted) Amnesty in both 2006 and 2007.

you have to poke around on the lobbyist sites to see what positions a given food/resto corporation actually support. the associations are their proxies.

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

American Beverage Institute

American Franchisee Association

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Center for Consumer Freedom

Center for Multi-Unit Restaurant Management

Chef 2 Chef

Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers

Food and Drug Administration

Food Safety.gov

Foodservice.com

Foodservice Consultants Society International

Franchise Developer

International Food Services Executives Association

International Franchise Association

International Hotel and Restaurant Association

MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

National Council of Chain Restaurants

National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

NPD Group/NPD Foodworld

Restaurants & Institutions


41 posted on 09/28/2007 8:07:07 AM PDT by angkor ("California, Is nice to the homeless, California, Supercool to the homeless..." South Park 11.07)
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To: Clemenza
"In the city of Venice, down by Matt’s House" Ha ha. Yeah, that caught my attention as well. But Matt in Venice? Hard to believe. Maybe not. How about the picture of Mohammad in the SP crowd/community scene that opens **every single episode**!?!?!
42 posted on 09/28/2007 8:11:04 AM PDT by angkor ("California, Is nice to the homeless, California, Supercool to the homeless..." South Park 11.07)
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To: at bay

“You can’t deport 12 million people”

... you won’t have to ...


43 posted on 09/28/2007 8:14:06 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: at bay

Just 3 or 4 years ago my local McDonalds employed High school aged kids that reflected the racial breakdown of our community which is mostly white, with about 12-18% minority including Hispanic. Also employeed were a few elderly people earning a few extra bucks.

Today the manager of that resturant is the only non-hispanic. Every employee and I mean every employee is hispanic. Yet the racial breakdown of the community has chaged very little. My sons elementary is the closest school to the McDonalds and the largest minotity is Asian. I find it odd that the Mcdonalds is 100% Hispanic.


45 posted on 09/28/2007 8:45:17 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: at bay

Last time I ate at BK, the guy taking orders knew only two words of English. “No pro-len” (No problem). And my order was totally different than what I had ordered.

Last time I ate at KFC, I asked for extra gravy - the lady didn’t know what that meant - and gave me more potatoes. I told her I didn’t want more potatoes - I wanted extra gravy. She smiled and gave me some mac and cheese. I said “Gravy. I want more gravy.” (and tried to keep my voice down, but was quickly losing my patience.) She started trying to find an employee who spoke english. I lost it. “Is this the United States of America or MEXICO?! Why doesn’t anybody speak ENGLISH in this establishment?” Everybody stopped and looked at the ‘outsider’ who was losing it.

I left, and never went back.


46 posted on 09/28/2007 9:16:36 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

You’re not the only one that has has this type of experience. I stopped patronizing all fast food restaurants because of things like this.


47 posted on 10/01/2007 6:48:14 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: at bay

I live in this area and it sure has caused a BIG stink. I’m glad that the ICE agents did what they had to do. The sad thing is our mayor who I thought was more conservative is standing up for the “unfortunate families” and putting down the ICE raids. RIDICULOUS. Yes, this is a tourist area that requires a lot of food service people, maids, etc. But...many of them are here legally and many are not. Let’s glean the ones that are here illegally and let the other workers fill those positions.

A lot of people in the community are TICKED OFF and are glad that ICE did the raids. The owner of the majority of the McDonalds that were raided is an African American. They are really hitting him hard, but he is claiming that he “didn’t know”. The raids stemmed from a 5 month investigation into identity theft complaints. This is a HUGE problem and I’m glad ICE is cracking down on the business owners. It is their responsibility.


48 posted on 10/02/2007 12:07:02 PM PDT by sierrascrapper (DUNCAN HUNTER 08 join us at http://duncanhunter.meetup.com/1/)
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To: Andy'smom

“Dunkin Donuts revoked the franchises of any who were found to be hiring illegals.”

As if their coffee isn’t enough of a reason to make Dunkin Donuts a regular stop! I will now have to double my visits to the local Dunkin’ Donuts.


49 posted on 10/02/2007 12:12:01 PM PDT by DangerDanger ("Libertarianism is the Heart and Soul of Conservatism." - Ronald Reagan)
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