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Chipotle fires hundreds of illegal workers in Minnesota
StarTribune.com ^ | 1/20/11 | Steve Alexander

Posted on 01/20/2011 5:09:16 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

Chipotle Mexican Grill said Thursday it has fired a substantial number of the 1,200 employees at its 50 Minnesota restaurants after a federal immigration audit found some were illegal workers.

The circumstances of the firings, which began in early December, prompted a noon protest Thursday at a downtown Minneapolis Chipotle restaurant. Minneapolis police arrested eight participants after they chained themselves together inside the restaurant, according to protest organizers.

While Denver-based Chipotle would not disclose how many Minnesota workers were fired for allegedly working illegally, protesters said the number was 700.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: chipotle; illegalimmigrants; immigration
Adios!!
1 posted on 01/20/2011 5:09:22 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Mexicans are to James K. Polk as Indians are to Andrew Jackson.


2 posted on 01/20/2011 5:11:37 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And the ACLU will be showing up in ‘how many minutes’?????


3 posted on 01/20/2011 5:12:52 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

700 out of 1200 illegals.

That puts a whole new perspective on things.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 5:13:27 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Impossible. There are no illegal aliens in the global village.

Just ask our government.


5 posted on 01/20/2011 5:13:30 PM PST by edcoil (Democrat's and vampires should never be invited in your home.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Chipotle Mexican Grill said Thursday it has fired a substantial number of the 1,200 employees at its 50 Minnesota restaurants after a federal immigration audit found some were illegal workers.

When it's more than half, the proper word is "most," not "some."

6 posted on 01/20/2011 5:14:55 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

1200 employees in 50 stores, that is 24/store. Does that make sense? The one I go to seems to have 5 employees, tops per shift. What is going on with these numbers?


7 posted on 01/20/2011 5:16:46 PM PST by battlecry
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

There goes the profit margin.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:31 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hopefully, they could fill those job openings with anybody other than suburban boomer children. They fired the flunky illegals at the Eagan one and replaced them with a bunch of flunky millenials. They flubbed my order. Twice. Which was more than what the illegals would do.


9 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:34 PM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: Moonman62

Hey, it’s the Strib....what can you hope for?


10 posted on 01/20/2011 5:17:49 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

THIS EMPLOYER ENFORCEMENT AND A SECURE BORDER....

ILLEGAL PROBLEM TOTALLY SOLVED!!!!


11 posted on 01/20/2011 5:18:46 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: battlecry
The one I go to seems to have 5 employees, tops per shift. What is going on with these numbers?

That's just one shift and you don't see all the workers. How many do you think work forty hours a week?

12 posted on 01/20/2011 5:19:34 PM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
This is an effective way to cull the illegal herd.

It works well, and in a way that doesn't involve anything other than forcing employers to prove their employees are legal or face serious consequences.

No jobs, no illegals.

13 posted on 01/20/2011 5:21:06 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

We have no jobs so why are there illegals working here?

And how many people were on unemployment for how long?

Good for Chipotle. Waking up is hard to do.


14 posted on 01/20/2011 5:26:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

A fully justified act but it reminds me of the time they suggested to the Queen Mother that they fire all the members of the household staff who were gay. She responded, “Who will be left to make the tea?”


15 posted on 01/20/2011 5:28:26 PM PST by relictele
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Follow up from early December!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640716/posts


16 posted on 01/20/2011 5:30:13 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Jobs for Americans.


17 posted on 01/20/2011 5:30:23 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

probably going to re-name and re-brand as Dennys


18 posted on 01/20/2011 5:30:28 PM PST by pointsal
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To: jjotto

Yep....and the good news is that it’s now 700 and not just 50!


19 posted on 01/20/2011 5:34:26 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Cooking Mexican food Americans won't cook.

Chipotle has apparently replaced the terminated employees. Its Minnesota employment was 1,200 both before and after the firings, said spokesman Chris Arnold.

20 posted on 01/20/2011 5:44:08 PM PST by Will88
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo


21 posted on 01/20/2011 5:45:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Illegal alien voters were the margin of victory for Al Franken.

Yes, they do vote, and in large numbers.


22 posted on 01/20/2011 5:46:24 PM PST by oldbill
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To: battlecry
5 employees, tops per shift


23 posted on 01/20/2011 6:13:59 PM PST by reg45
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

We are a Banana Republic. ILLEGALS CHAINING THEMSELVES TO PROTEST OUR LAWS!!!!


24 posted on 01/21/2011 4:56:47 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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