The popular restaurant, The Boathouse located along the water in Baltimore had 30 illegal aliens quit because the restaurant received a letter asking for documentation of their workers. The restaurant owner and a couple of customers feel that going after illegal aliens is the wrong thing to do, on the other hand some customers wondered aloud if the restaurant owner wasn’t really intentionally hiring illegal aliens. Either way, there are now 30 job openings made for American citizens and legal immigrants.
“It seems like terrorizing people who are trying to work at the restaurant,” says customer Michelle Zhang. “It’s not only bad for for the business but it’s bad for the families.”
“If that many left… are they not following the policy?” asks Ryan Horan, another customer. “Are they not doing it the way they should be doing it?”
Owner Gene Singleton insists his business was in compliance with immigration law.
He posted a letter posted online Saturday, he wrote:
“Based on our Government’s current practices of targeting the Hispanic Community, properly documented and potentially less than properly documented are all fearful of being separated from their families, many with small children. Many went home to pack up and leave.”
Let me point out an error here. Singleton claims the government is targeting legal and documented workers. That is a lie and I defy him to name legal residents who are being deported. Also, notice the deceptive phrase “potentially less than properly documented. Let’s not obscure the truth here. He is talking about totally about illegal aliens.
Singleton declined to speak on camera, but one first generation Mexican-American customer, Roman, says he sees no problem with immigration officials checking the status of workers.
“We’ve just got to make sure that everybody is playing by the same rules,” he says.
WJZ has learned that The Boathouse was not the only business targeted.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t confirm or deny any ongoing investigations in Baltimore, but the Trump administration has increasingly been cracking down.
Immigration officers are now forcing out undocumented immigrants without criminal records, fast-tracking almost 1 million nationwide for deportation.
“More phone calls from family members and friends of my clients saying I have to check in and my friend checked in and she just got arrested and she’s gone now,” says immigration attorney George Lobb.
Not only is Trump winning, but he is making sure we win too.