Chipotle Fires Hundreds Of Undocumented Workers, Faces Protests

Following an audit of employees’ legal statuses, Chipotle fired between 350 and 700 undocumented employees at its Minnesota restaurants.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports protesters accused Chipotle of canning the workers without giving them adequate time to prove they were here legally, while making them wait too long for the pay that was due. Chipotle responded that each worker was given a chance to show documentation, and all dismissed employees were paid “promptly.” Chipotle also said that employees who claimed they were legal residents were given more time to produce papers.

Chipotle identified targets to interrogate based on a list from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

What do you think is the most effective way to regulate the employment of illegal residents?

Chipotle fires hundreds, draws protest [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
(Thanks, Gary!)