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Old 08-26-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Can only comment about my own area, but if ICE raided every fast food joint in Southern California, on your next visit you might have to wait a bit longer for that Big Mac or Six Dollar Burger. Fake papers are easily come by, in Santa Ana finding someone to sell you a set is about as easy as finding a place to buy a lotto ticket. Many managers are Hispanic Americans that are sympathetic toward illegals and hire them. The non English speakers are not anchor babies, the children of illegals have been schooled here and many speak accent free English. Of all the SoCal chains, only In & Out seems to hire mostly native born Americans. Unknown is if they screen more carefully, or another reason. The arguement that Americans will not work in these jobs is nonsense. On an extended driving trip far into Northern California in the fall of 2008, stopped at a few fast food joints. Was surprised and amused when often did not hear one word of Spanish from the help, and that all of them were non Hispanic/Latino. So to address the topic; if you reside in an area with a large illegal presence, most surely will most of workers be illegal.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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I assume they are primarily illegals in meat processing, veggie processing/picking, janitorial, construction, gardening, restaurant staff busing tables, and probably touching some food in fast food restaurants.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: On the border, SW AZ
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Walk into any fast food joint wearing a sidearm and a Border Patrol cap... You'll find out soon enuff who's illegal 'n who's not. Just don't stand in the doorway.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Walk into any fast food joint wearing a sidearm and a Border Patrol cap... You'll find out soon enuff who's illegal 'n who's not. Just don't stand in the doorway.
You don't need a side arm. Just a hat the say's "Border Partol" or "ICE" and they'll scatter like a flock of chickens.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I have a T-Shirt that say's "Got a Greencard?".
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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One why I found out(in SoCal) if a non- english speaker in a fast food joint, was illegal or not, is: I have a nylon jacket identical to the CHP and BP. I make an order and ask"do you speak english?' If they don't, I ask if they have a green card. When they go running back to the kitchen(some started crying). That pretty much answers the question.
That's funny.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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the assumption that 20 million illegal mexicans are here but are not working at any place we know is too absurd for comment.
Exactly. People always say things like, "They're doing jobs that Americans won't do" or "Why not let them work on the farm?" I'm thinking to myself, "Do you really think the majority of 12 - 20-something million undocumented people are just working in farms?
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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I assume they are primarily illegals in meat processing, veggie processing/picking, janitorial, construction, gardening, restaurant staff busing tables, and probably touching some food in fast food restaurants.
Haha.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Unless I'm eating at In and Out Burger, which checks the status of each and every prospective employee, I am generally suspect of people working at fast food restaurants who cannot even put together a semi-coherent sentence in English.
I miss IN n Out. Every kid there was a hard working American high school kid who was well mannered and intelligent. Some of the places that I suspected that hired illegals were: Pollo Loco, McDonalds, Carls Jr, Taco Bell.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I assume they are primarily illegals in meat processing, veggie processing/picking, janitorial, construction, gardening, restaurant staff busing tables, and probably touching some food in fast food restaurants.
Or picking through it.
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