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US sues Ind. egg producer Rose Acre Farms for requiring more documentation from non-citizens
Daily Reporter ^ | 06/21/2012 | AP

Posted on 06/21/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: aliens; citizenship; doj; employment; illegal

1 posted on 06/21/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind
Who'd have thought the Federal government would use tyrannical ‘justice’ to protect illegal invaders from law-abiding citizens.
3 posted on 06/21/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind
As a former employer of Mexican farm laborers I have experience in this area. The law requires a I-9 be made out with the supply by the potential employee of two pieces of I.D. One needs to be photo.

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.

5 posted on 06/21/2012 12:29:38 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SeekAndFind

This is about 20 miles from my home. Really hate when the Adminstration tries to do this to good people in my “neighborhood”.\!


6 posted on 06/21/2012 12:29:47 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: SpaceBar

Here is how a Hispanic web site presented the news:

HISPANICALLY SPEAKING NEWS:

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/doj-sues-rose-acre-farms-major-egg-producer-for-discriminating-against-work/16638/

NOTE THE TITLE:
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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 Act’s (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 Acre’s policies and procedures for verifying employment eligibility, monetary damages for those harmed by the Rose Acre’s actions, and civil penalties.

“The INA’s 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.”


7 posted on 06/21/2012 12:39:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


8 posted on 06/21/2012 1:13:12 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: JSDude1

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.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

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?


10 posted on 06/21/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: caver

Me too, (Columbus), we should meet (or have a Southern/Central Indiana) freeper meetup. Would be fun!

J. S.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: sam_whiskey

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.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 6:55:19 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Parmy

Can’t they just use e-verify?


13 posted on 06/21/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: SeekAndFind
It says federal law prohibits employers from placing additional burdens for documentation on non-citizens.

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?

14 posted on 06/21/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: ReagansShinyHair
Can’t they just use e-verify?

That's discrimination, you know.

15 posted on 06/21/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SeekAndFind

But the Obama will close a company over illegal wood.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 6:24:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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