The Boathouse Restaurant in Baltimore received an interesting letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week. ICE wanted to see copies of all I-9 forms for the restaurant’s employees. The owner sent word out to the staff and the next day, nearly three dozen workers failed to show for work. The owner, Gene Singleton claimed they all had the proper paperwork. So why all the no-shows?
Singleton said, “We encouraged people to stay but we understood if they felt uncomfortable. They were fearful of just not knowing what was going to happen and being separated from their families. They said they were going to have to go home and take care of their families.”
Since Trump has entered office, things are happening. ICE only needs to send letters out for people to flee. Now they know that Trump means business and is taking the matter of illegal immigrants seriously.
It looks like the Boathouse Restaurant will have to find new employees in the meantime.
Businesses will have to start doing their due diligence to ensure that all of their staff are legal in the future.
Young Conservatives reports:
Here’s an interesting story about cause and effect.
The Boathouse Restaurant in Baltimore received a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week asking for copies of the I-9 forms for their employees.
Those are the forms in which the employer has to fill out and certify that there employees are in the country legally and are eligible for the jobs they seek.