Skip to comments.US sues Ind. egg producer Rose Acre Farms for requiring more documentation from non-citizens
Posted on 06/21/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 06/21/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
INDIANAPOLIS — The Justice Department is suing a southern Indiana-based egg producer to stop alleged discrimination against non-U.S. citizens in the hiring process.
The complaint against Rose Acre Farms Inc. alleges the Seymour-based company required non-citizens to produce more, different or specific documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to verify their eligibility for work, while U.S. citizens were permitted to present their choice of documents. It says federal law prohibits employers from placing additional burdens for documentation on non-citizens.
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This administration had better be stopped. Or else some illegal Mexican will be knocking on your door one day telling you to move the hell out of his house.
A caller into Rush Limbaugh claimed to be an employee of said company, but mischaracterized the practice somewhat. He stated the company was requiring illegal aliens to show “extra” documentation, when in fact the company is simply requiring all employees to prove their legal status for employment. It’s the difference between picking people out for extra scrutiny, and running everyone through the same burden of proof.
With the proliferation of forged I.D. cards it is impossible to tell real from fake. Even the authorities (Immigration) can't tell the difference.
There are those who say the employer who hires illegals should be prosecuted. But, when the enforcers of the law can't discern real from fake, who then is to be prosecuted.
Furthermore, as the article states, the employer can't ask for more identification and can't ask the simple question, "Are you legal or illegal." That's the law and the ambiguity and stupidity of the situation.
This is about 20 miles from my home. Really hate when the Adminstration tries to do this to good people in my “neighborhood”.\!
Here is how a Hispanic web site presented the news:
HISPANICALLY SPEAKING NEWS:
NOTE THE TITLE:
DOJ Sues Rose Acre Farms, Major Egg Producer for Discriminating Against Work-Authorized Non-Citizens
The Justice Department announced today filing of a lawsuit against Rose Acre Farms Inc., a major U.S. egg producer based in Seymour, Ind., alleging that Rose Acre engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against work-authorized non-citizens in the employment eligibility verification process. Rose Acre operates in more than 40 locations in six states.
The complaint alleges that Rose Acre had a standard practice of subjecting newly hired non-U.S. citizens to unauthorized demands for more, different or specific documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in order to verify their employment eligibility, while U.S. citizens were permitted to present their choice of documentation.
The Immigration and Nationality Acts (INA) anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from placing additional documentary burdens on work-authorized employees during the hiring and employment eligibility verification process based on their citizenship status or national origin.
According to the complaint, Rose Acre purchased an electronic employment eligibility verification software system in June 2009 that may have prompted human resource officials to demand certain documents from non-U.S. citizens. The complaint seeks a court order prohibiting future discrimination by Rose Acre, changes in Rose Acres policies and procedures for verifying employment eligibility, monetary damages for those harmed by the Rose Acres actions, and civil penalties.
The INAs anti-discrimination provision requires employers to treat employees equally in the employment eligibility verification process, regardless of citizenship status or national origin, said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. The department is committed to removing discriminatory hurdles to employment through the enforcement of the anti-discrimination provision.
Yes - let us protect the illegal and offer immunity to those that are not citizens - and let us turn on our own citizens for trying to protect their business and the “LEGAL” way of working...the federal govt is too big - this is an issue for the State of Indiana to deal with - not the Regime.
I live about 40 minutes away from Seymour — this is ridiculous!
I’m about 20 miles north of Seymour. I wonder if Indiana is going to be silly enough to go for Obama again?
Pence is my Congressman too.
You’re not seriously thinking that’s a possibility I hope. Obama couldn’t have won Indiana again one month after his inauguration.
Totally off-topic, but seeing Rose Acre Farms in the news reminds me of a rumor when I was growing up near that area (Bartholomew County) that it was a front for some kind of mob operation. Same people also supposedly owned an amusement park (defunct now I think) called Redbrush. Granted I was little kid so my memory on this could be hazy. Anyone else recall this?
Me too, (Columbus), we should meet (or have a Southern/Central Indiana) freeper meetup. Would be fun!
No, I don’t think so this time. We had Marion, Monroe & Lake counties that really turned it in 2008. I think(hope) a bunch of Hoosiers woke up and will vote with some common sense this time.
I never heard that story about the mob. I was born and live in Barth county. Redbrush Park is closed down.
Can’t they just use e-verify?
Time for a complete reminder/summary. This topic has been schizophrenic for a few years now. Do we have immigration laws? Are the application of laws optional? Can the bureaucracy modify laws on their own without the participation of Congress?
Is the traditional poison to a nation of laws, capricious and arbitrary application of said laws the new standard of morals and ethics for the new Amerika? The new, new man?
If immigration laws are no longer applied, can we get rid of passports, customs agents, ICE?
Or does all those irrelevacies apply only to resident citizens?
When were these "federal laws" passed?
Who sponsored them? Who supported and voted for them?
Are illegal aliens still being deported?
Are the huge number of deportations the last three years real?
How do all the other countries in the world feel about the United States now?
How many laws are we talking about? Five? Ten? Fifty? Does anyone really know or is it subject to the interpretation and whim of the new Executive Department, the DOJ? Why can't we just eliminate all U.S. immigration laws?
That's discrimination, you know.
But the Obama will close a company over illegal wood.