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Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’
Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos

Posted on 09/02/2014 1:27:33 PM PDT by Zakeet

A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States.

Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; business; citizenship; discrimination; illegalaliens; immigration
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To: Zakeet

I thought it was illegal to hire illegals....

Now it is illegal to hire illegals if you ask if they are illegals and they are illegals....????

So it is now illegal to follow the law... I am confused as hell here...


2 posted on 09/02/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

The Obama Criminal Organization is in charge


3 posted on 09/02/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Zakeet
Boy does John Semmens write some great parodies!

Oh, wait, this is real??????

WTF???????/

4 posted on 09/02/2014 1:33:32 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village)
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To: GraceG

Just another DOJ-organized “shake-down” of an honest business...


5 posted on 09/02/2014 1:34:02 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Zakeet

The beat goes on. Every day the hole gets deeper. Before we know it the dirt will start to fall in on us and we will be left in a deep hole with no shovels. I pray that something good will come from this election but I somehow doubt it. The
proggs have taken over and left us to dig out with our hands.


6 posted on 09/02/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: Zakeet

The White House Marxist and his minions really and truly love to f*ck American businesses.


7 posted on 09/02/2014 1:35:21 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Zakeet

They used E-Verify and got fined?

This makes no sense


8 posted on 09/02/2014 1:35:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Zakeet

W.T.F!


9 posted on 09/02/2014 1:36:17 PM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Zakeet

Discrimination and Unconstitutional two favorite words of The Obama Criminal Organization


10 posted on 09/02/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Zakeet

uneffingbelievable.


11 posted on 09/02/2014 1:37:23 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Zakeet; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

PING


12 posted on 09/02/2014 1:37:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GraceG

A lawful permanent resident’s card expires, but their right to work is permanent, and in this case Culinaire was requiring employees to present a renewed permanent resident card to be verified as work-eligible. The Justice Department claimed this violated a provision in the INA that prohibits employers from requiring extra documentation from non-citizen employees.


13 posted on 09/02/2014 1:39:28 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Zakeet

What an upside down country we’re living in.


14 posted on 09/02/2014 1:39:57 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GraceG

Leftists WANT it to become illegal to follow the law -

how else can they control everything?


15 posted on 09/02/2014 1:40:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Zakeet

Acting Head of Justice Department Civil Rights Division Named

by J. Christian Adams July 31st, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Molly Moran has been named as acting head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Some biographical information.

Moran was serving as Eric Holder’s Deputy Chief of Staff. The Washington Post reports that Moran has been “overseeing, among other things, the department’s voting rights lawsuits.”

Note that Eric Holder has picked a political appointee, his Deputy Chief of Staff, overseeing voting lawsuits. No wonder there seems to be so much politics involved with Justice Department election decisions. Now that Moran is in place as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, expect a more seamless chain of politicized command over election litigation. Moran will have enormous power over the mid-term elections.

We also know that the taxpayers sent Ms. Moran on a lovely jaunt to New Zealand during the federal government sequester. Before law school, Moran worked for Congressman Tim Roemer (D-In.). After law school, Moran represented corporations defending against mass tort claims, a history sure to call into question her authenticity among the rank and file at the Civil Rights Division.

One former Department of Justice political appointee in the Bush administration said Moran’s lack of civil rights authenticity is a defensive play by Holder. “This is a hey lefties, please don’t screw things up politically for me (like the Education move to block charters in Louisiana) – at least be subtle in your left wingerey.’ pick.”

Capture


16 posted on 09/02/2014 1:41:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: MrB
"Leftists WANT it to become illegal to follow the law -"

More precisely, what they want is a legal system that is so convoluted and ambiguous that it is impossible for a citizen to NOT break the law while engaging in what used to be legal behavior...

17 posted on 09/02/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: jazusamo

hired to ignore supreme court rulings that vote ID laws are constitutional.


18 posted on 09/02/2014 1:46:47 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Zakeet

Time to fundraise for this business and prepare for a counter-suit. THE LAW IS NOT ON THE DOJ’S SIDE HERE, and Holder should be called before Congress on this one.


19 posted on 09/02/2014 1:47:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: GraceG

Talk about damned if you do and damned if you don’t. You can now be fined for following the law.


20 posted on 09/02/2014 1:47:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Yep, Eric the Red considers her a loyal leftist.


21 posted on 09/02/2014 1:48:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Bingo. It’s a mental illness right out of a Lewis Carroll novel.


22 posted on 09/02/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet
The I-9 form requires proof of citizenship under federal law in order to be hired.

Why do we even have an INS or ICE or border patrol? Are they just for show and to drive illegals to hotels and voting booths?

23 posted on 09/02/2014 1:49:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: All

Enemies domestic are systematically destroying USA, its laws, its people, its boundaries; with funding both foreign and domestic. It must be a magic act because it is happening right in front of our very eyes, in broad daylight.


24 posted on 09/02/2014 1:50:14 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Zakeet

It would have cost 5-10 times that amount to fight this.


25 posted on 09/02/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet
The important question is what were they doing hiring? How dare they attempt to be in business at all after all the administration has done to stop them.
26 posted on 09/02/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Jack Hammer

And liberals wonder why Burger King is moving to Canada.


27 posted on 09/02/2014 1:54:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: molson209

Which is why every conservative should not have abstained in 2012 based on “principles”. Now we are suffering the effects of the criminal enterprise from south side ghetto of Chicago.


28 posted on 09/02/2014 1:54:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (Let's suffer thru 2 more years of Obummer to make "principled" conservatives happy.)
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To: Zakeet
..............INCONCEIVABLE!!!...

29 posted on 09/02/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT by hosepipe (..)
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To: GraceG

“We are living in the age of insanity.” - George Putnam


30 posted on 09/02/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a stBut is it grammatically catement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zakeet

Why would a “lawful permanent resident card” expire? If it does expire wouldn’t it make sense to assume the other parts of residency status also expire?


31 posted on 09/02/2014 1:57:04 PM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Zakeet

You it has been many years but it seems to me that I had to review the I-9’s for my employees on their employment anniversary and if the document provided had expired they had to show me a renewed document or I had to show them the door so that I was not breaking the law. Funny how things change even though the law remains the same.


32 posted on 09/02/2014 1:57:09 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: GraceG

“Now it is illegal to hire illegals if you ask if they are illegals and they are illegals....????”

Yes, such a circumstance would be Kafkaesque, but this has little to do with legalities of hiring illegals.

From the story, it would appear that all they employees were working here legally.


33 posted on 09/02/2014 1:59:12 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: GraceG

“I thought it was illegal to hire illegals....”

They are not illegals. They are permanent residents of the US. The expiration of the card does not invalidate their residency.


34 posted on 09/02/2014 1:59:13 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Mad Dawgg

See the first quote on my FR profile.


35 posted on 09/02/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Talk about damned if you do and damned if you don’t. You can now be fined for following the law.”

They weren’t following the law. The card says “PERMANENT RESIDENT”


36 posted on 09/02/2014 2:00:59 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: GraceG

Let me get this straight. A person who has been born here and is a U.S. citizen has to offer as much proof of employment eligibility as a non citizen? So the government puts a substantial burden on U.S. citizens and U.S. businesses, nothing hostile there.


37 posted on 09/02/2014 2:01:32 PM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Time to fundraise for this business and prepare for a counter-suit. THE LAW IS NOT ON THE DOJ’S SIDE HERE, and Holder should be called before Congress on this one.


CONGRESS?... John Boehner(r) and Mitch McConnell(r) have financed ALL THAT OBAMA has been doing ON PURPOSE...

They are Obama’s “BITCH’s”..

Welcome to this planet!.. What planet to you hail from?..


38 posted on 09/02/2014 2:01:56 PM PDT by hosepipe (..)
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To: lastchance

“Why would a “lawful permanent resident card” expire? If it does expire wouldn’t it make sense to assume the other parts of residency status also expire?”

It says “PERMANENT RESIDENT” Permanent means PERMANENT!

The reason the card has an expiration date is to get older cards out of circulation .... it has NO effect on their residency.


39 posted on 09/02/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: lastchance

[ Let me get this straight. A person who has been born here and is a U.S. citizen has to offer as much proof of employment eligibility as a non citizen? So the government puts a substantial burden on U.S. citizens and U.S. businesses, nothing hostile there. ]

When citizenship becomes a liability to the blessings of the freedom our forefathers fought for we no longer have a rule of law nor a country.


40 posted on 09/02/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG

Hang on it is illegal to hire illegals.

I only hope we take the senate, and then reverse a lot of damage the white house and Holder has done.


41 posted on 09/02/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Mastador1

“You it has been many years but it seems to me that I had to review the I-9’s for my employees on their employment anniversary and if the document provided had expired they had to show me a renewed document or I had to show them the door so that I was not breaking the law. Funny how things change even though the law remains the same.”

Nothing has changed. The PERMANENT RESIDENT card is sufficient for the I-9, even if it has expired. PERMANENT RESIDENT means PERMANENT! Your PERMANENT RESIDENCY is PERMANENT with no expiration. Their are five conditions the US government can use to revoke it but they are very limited.


42 posted on 09/02/2014 2:07:14 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: entropy12

agree.
The damage what is being done is at a point where it might never be reversed and the country will sink into third world country like the rest of the America;s minus Canada


43 posted on 09/02/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

“Hang on it is illegal to hire illegals.”

You got it all wrong. Please do your homework.


44 posted on 09/02/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: certrtwngnut

Although I cannot guarantee our survival, the good that would come out of it eventually is proof that Big Government is a bad thing and nobody will question it.


45 posted on 09/02/2014 2:11:59 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: FreedomPoster
"See the first quote on my FR profile."

Yep. Sometimes when I read the news I picture Rand, Huxley and Orwell sitting in a bar in the great beyond enjoying a few adult beverages while watching the machinations of the Obama Administration and nodding knowingly to each other..

46 posted on 09/02/2014 2:13:37 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: blackdog

No, they also make sure they get medical care, have lawyers paid for, and line them up for some “sponsor”, who we will pay thousands of dollars every month and who will make sure they are all signed up for all the freebies available.


47 posted on 09/02/2014 2:23:08 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: GraceG

What this is really about is making certain people supply more information than others. For example, if you simply accept Mr. Whitebread at his word and give him work with the bare minimum of required ID but require Mr. Enchilada to supply everything on the I9 list, that is discriminatory . The I9 form says to supply this and that or simply that. If you make any employee supply both the and and the or items, that is wrong.

The other thing I ran into is if you think a document is a forgery you may NOT refuse it. You are not considered to be an expert on forged documents and will be sued. I had an employee who had a SSN that was multi-colored and was advised to accept it. I was strongly condemned on this site for doing so, but as you see, there are hefty fines and when fines are not paid, businesses are shut down and offenders jailed and even when you retaliate against federal authorities, like the man who shot FDA inspectors at his sausage factory, you are roundly criticized.

What does work is to tell an employee his SSN is bad. I noticed when we got letters from SSN with a looooong list of bad SSn numbers, most offending employees feared deportation and left (as you well know that was extremely unlikely). The other thing we accidentally found out works is for the Fed Trapper to come out in his official vehicle and uniform and sound a siren to call for coyotes. When he did that more than half of the laborers ran never to return.


48 posted on 09/02/2014 2:25:46 PM PDT by rey
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To: GraceG

I worked in HR and payroll for years and was required to verify I-9 information to prove employment eligibility.
But you have to do it for both citizens and non citizens.

http://www.uscis.gov/i-9 :

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization


49 posted on 09/02/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: B4Ranch

That must be something new, because I always required people to bring in their renewed documents after expiration.


50 posted on 09/02/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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