After the recent immigration audits at Chipotle restaurant outlets in Minnesota and the Washington, D.C. area, and the subsequent firing of hundreds of illegal aliens working at those restaurants, illegal aliens who were employed by Chipotle are not speaking out on the company's willingness to hire illegal aliens and even facilitate their employment.
Marta, an illegal alien from Mexico, said she twice used fraudulent Social Security numbers to gain employment at a Chipotle in Minnesota -- both times with the knowledge of Chipotle managers. She was first hired in 2003 with a stolen Social Security number and was rehired in 2006 after the number's true owner was declined for a mortgage due to Marta's fraudulent use. When she was rehired in 2006, Chipotle managers told Marta she needed to use a different Social Security number and is grateful that Chipotle encouraged her law-breaking activities: "I thank them (for rehiring me) because I was about to lose my job."
Miguel Bravo, an El Salvadorean who was fired from a Chipotle in Washington, D.C., said: "They don't have a modern system to verify documents ... They didn't confront me at any moment, or ask me if my papers were good or if I was authorized to work legally in the United States." However, Chipotle said in a statement: "We never knowingly hire any employee that is not legally eligible to work in this country and, if we receive any credible information questioning the status of an employee, we look into that and take appropriate action."
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Updated: Fri, Jul 21st 2017 @ 10:54am EDT