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Chipotle Under Scrutiny by ICE
Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/11 | Miriam Jordan

Posted on 02/08/2011 4:22:21 AM PST by harpu

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., a burrito chain that owns and operates nearly 1,100 outlets across the U.S., was forced to let go of hundreds of workers in Minnesota over recent weeks amid an immigration probe that has spread to other states.

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The company, whose slogan is "Food With Integrity," is one of the most prominent to be targeted for worksite enforcement by the Obama Administration, which has made employers the center of its immigration policy by setting up raids of company documents. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, ICE conducted audits of more than 2,740 companies, nearly twice as many as the previous year. The agency levied a record $7 million in civil fines on businesses that employed illegal workers. It's unclear how many workers have been let go as a result of the investigations.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia; US: Minnesota; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegal; undocumented

1 posted on 02/08/2011 4:22:24 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu

After the recent kerfluffle where it was revealed that Taco Bell meat is actually 75% sawdust, who knew that Chipotle Mexican Grill food was made with actual Mexicans?


2 posted on 02/08/2011 4:27:47 AM PST by Haiku Guy (You can't beat something with nothing, no matter how bad that something is.)
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To: harpu
Common practice for Mexican restaurant owners, to have a house full of illegals working for nothing. Slave labor.
3 posted on 02/08/2011 4:29:58 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Haiku Guy
After the recent kerfluffle where it was revealed that Taco Bell meat is actually 75% sawdust...

Hogwash.

4 posted on 02/08/2011 4:31:19 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: harpu

Laws being enforced? Thank you for this thread.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 4:36:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: org.whodat

In the home-building industry it is common to have Mexican masonry contractors paying their brick layers slave wages. Framing contractors as well.

One young fellow, Paulino, walked in one day inquiring as to how he could start his own business because the Mexican contractor he was working for was paying him dirt. He got his license, I got him signed him up with the company, he stole away the one crew he was running for the other guy and Paulino started building foundations for me. 2 years later Paulino had added about 50lbs, he was driving a big brand new beautiful truck, had another for the family parked in his garage at home, his wife was driving a BMW and his (now five) crews were still working for dirt.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 4:46:31 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: harpu

So, why Chipotle? Did their corporate parent or owner make campaign donations to the wrong guy?

Follow the money...


7 posted on 02/08/2011 4:47:57 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: harpu
The company, whose slogan is "Food With Integrity," is one of the most prominent to be targeted for worksite enforcement by the Obama Administration, which has made employers the center of its immigration policy by setting up raids of company documents.

That's a step in the right direction. Other steps include discontinuing the practice of giving illegals' babies anchor status, not allowing illegals to receive welfare, and refusing to give them "free" medical care. I'm sure a few other measures could be thrown in here.

Removing carrots will probably turn out to be the most effective tool for fighting illegal immigration, if only our politicians have the backbone to do it.

8 posted on 02/08/2011 4:48:42 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: harpu

I’ve noticed that in the Chipolte’s I’ve been to in Florida, that if your anglo, they put about 1/2 the food into the burrito that a hispanic gets.... But that can’t be racism by the servers, because... ( turns out they’re probably illegals)


9 posted on 02/08/2011 4:49:05 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: houeto
Hogwash.

Of course it's hogwash. I'll clean that part up for you.

After the recent kerfluffle where it was revealed that Taco Bell meat is supposedly made of 75% sawdust, it is good to know that Chipotle Mexican Grill food is made with actual Mexicans...

Better?

10 posted on 02/08/2011 4:59:18 AM PST by Haiku Guy (You can't beat something with nothing, no matter how bad that something is.)
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To: Haiku Guy
Better?

Much. Thanks.

11 posted on 02/08/2011 5:18:37 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: Hatteras

Happens everyday, before the government put tobacco farmers out of business, I knew one who ran a tobacco cutting business, his illegals lived in the basement of his house and in his outdoor garage, no heat, no beds, they cooked over an open fire, used a garden hose for water. He did build them a new state of the art outhouse but did not have the half moon in the door.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 5:45:16 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I got a call to replace a water heater at a rental property in Maple Heights, Oh. I was given the key, cuz the landlord said the renters would be at work. I went into the basement, and lo and behold! Ten bunk beds! Five more in the dining room. Six in the living room! I didn’t go upstairs. I knew the “renters” were Chinese because the kitchen smelled wonderful!


13 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: harpu

They came for my money...
They came for my guns...
But when they came for my Chipotle...


14 posted on 02/08/2011 6:32:34 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (The more the plans fail the more the planners plan - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
LOL, years ago I was in a Chinese import house in LA, there was a chain link fence between the offices and the work area, and an armed guard. About a hundred Asians working away making decorations sold at specialty shops. No cars in the parking lot except the two new Mercedes belong to owner and his wife.
15 posted on 02/08/2011 6:33:49 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
LOL, years ago I was in a Chinese import house in LA, there was a chain link fence between the offices and the work area, and an armed guard. About a hundred Asians working away making decorations sold at specialty shops. No cars in the parking lot except the two new Mercedes belong to owner and his wife.
16 posted on 02/08/2011 6:34:24 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: exDemMom

We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border with troops, a wall and a fence, and have a lethal response to all who try to re-enter illegally.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 6:39:11 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: org.whodat

The guys may not have been illegals. I have many Chinese friends, now all proud US citizens, who would rent a house together, eat stir-fried celery and save every penny! They’re all successful now.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 6:44:46 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: houeto

After the recent kerfluffle where it was revealed that Taco Bell meat is actually 75% sawdust...

Hogwash.


They put the hogwash in the carnitas.

And in the “beef” it’s only 65% dust. And it’s not sawdust, it’s soy dust and corn dust.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 6:51:32 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: BrewingFrog

Chipotle is a chain that has been pro-homosexual, pro-transgendered, and pro-illegal immigrant. When I’ve complained in the past, their customer service representatives have been snide and confrontational.

I seriously doubt they’ve been any sort of enemy of the Obama administration.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 6:57:36 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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Ping!


21 posted on 02/08/2011 7:59:49 AM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: no-to-illegals

Difficult to believe that Obama would condone this ICE action. Maybe something else going on that Obama is doing?


22 posted on 02/08/2011 8:46:07 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I believe Chipotle is owned by McDonalds. The government could make a lot in fines if they raided McDonalds restaurants nationwide.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 9:07:17 AM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: KeyLargo
Having no knowledge of how obama thinks, yet having heard words of obama, I would say obama's words have been his actions thus far....imo

I agree it is difficult to believe obama would condone this action. Especially after the Arizona action by obama's administration, plus janet n. and her words and actions.

Something else taking place? I have not a clue. Although I approve, I have no idea where these actions are being approved.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 9:33:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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