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Old 06-27-2009, 12:34 PM
Location: Maryland
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Whatever it takes. Kudos to Overhill Farms.

No immigration agents descended on Overhill Farms, a major food-processing plant in Vernon. No one was arrested or deported. There were no frantic scenes of desperate workers fleeing la migra through the gritty streets of the industrial suburb southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

For more than 200 Overhill workers, however, the effect was devastating: All lost steady jobs last month and now find themselves in a precarious employment market, without severance pay or medical insurance. It wasn't a hot tip or an undercover informant that helped seal their fates, but a computer check of Social Security numbers.

"A desktop raid" is how the workers' representative, John M. Grant, vice president of Local 770 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, described the scenario.

Overhill, a $200-million-a-year company that provides frozen meals for clients such as American Airlines, Panda Express, Safeway and Jenny Craig, says it had no choice: An Internal Revenue Service audit found that 260 workers had provided "invalid or fraudulent" Social Security numbers. The government took no action against the workers. But Overhill did: All of the employees were fired May 31.
First Virtual Fencing, Now a Virtual Raid | Center for Immigration Studies
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:28 PM
Location: Mesa, Az
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Can someone say: oops?
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Location: San Diego
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Ha! 200 jobs now available for Americans. Kudos to the IRS, I never thought I'd say that.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:35 PM
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Reporting to the IRS is easier than than calling ICE . The IRS dosent give a rats ass about legal status but certainly will investigate the homes that has the 6k plus morgages with no incomes reported. That is one of the many ways to make the law work .
Good to see one big company that would respect the usa workers. Good for the overhill farms!
our immigration system is fine we just need to enforce it and build the wall.
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