Anyone who has been to a local McDonald’s and usually employs English to communicate has encountered some, well, challenges in getting service. That has gotten some activists wondering exactly what the employment policies were for this corporation, and wrote to them recently asking whether they used the federal E-Verify program to ensure they’re not employing illegal aliens who have in their possession plausible fraudulent identities. The answer they received was hardly a surprise:
Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald’s to share your feelings regarding McDonald’s employment policies. We truly respect your point of view, and appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to share some additional information with you on this topic.
First, McDonald’s values the diversity of all of our employees, and of our customers. It’s also important to know that McDonald’s has always maintained a zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination in our hiring and employment practices. So, this is not a change in our policy. Like hundreds of other U.S. companies, we have only clarified our written policy to explain that we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
You should also know that our policy applies to employees of McDonald’s USA and does not affect any policies or practices that our franchise owners may have. Approximately 85 percent of U.S. McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.
In short, we cannot and do not discriminate on any basis. To do otherwise would be inconsistent with our own strong convictions as a company to not tolerate discrimination against anyone, for any reason.
Thank you again for writing and sharing your feelings with us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future.
McDonald’s Customer Response Center
Parsing this ridiculous gibberish, it’s pretty clear that McDonald’s is very interested in maintaining their ability, and the ability of their franchisees, to obtain cheap illegal alien labor even when American citizens and legal residents who could be lawfully employed might be interested in helping make ends meet during these difficult times. There’s another reason this outrageous behavior is important, but I’ll let someone affected by these irresponsible policies at another business owned by McDonald’s tell the story.
I am writing this to inform about the General Manager from Chipotle in Manassas. Her name is Juana and she is from El Salvador. She works in the Liberia location in Manassas. I used to work in Chipotle and at that time Juana told me about her ties to the MS 13 gang. I reported this to Chipotle but no action was taken. She is also illegal. She does not have documents to work in the US. Chipotle knows this. Now she is the General Manager. And she is in charge of hiring other employees. She has pretty much filled her restaurants with illegals. Someone should stop this.
So according to this person, when you patronize Chipotle, a portion of the money you pay them is used to provide financial support to the Mara Salvatruca 13 gang. How lovely. I wonder how many patrons are aware of this, and whether they might change their spending habits if they knew.
So what does this do to communities? Here’s another individual who contacted me to express their outrage over the effects of illegal immigration. These messages are all too common, although much less frequent than I had been receiving a few years ago.
When I saw you guys [Help Save Manassas] I thought finally someone is doing something. I live at Coverstone IV apartments. I moved in February and am so scared to be here I have been forced to stay at my parents home in Fairfax 6 out of 7 days not just from the gang fights I have witnessed but the use of illegal immigrants from the property management. I have witnessed this personally: they allow illegals to live in the apartments under Section 236 (as I am under) which uses government money for the poor to live in this hell hole. I have had to call the police several times but have been dismissed by them. I don’t know what to do.
So even if we managed to stop spending money at all the businesses that employ illegal aliens, our tax dollars would still be subsidizing them. At least there’s an election coming up and we can put the pressure on the candidates to answer why taxpayer dollars are being used to perpetuate the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in our communities. Someone can start distributing fliers on the cars parked outside of places like Chipotle, which will likely cause an immediate change there, but in order to change our government’s policies, there’s only one way to make our elected officials see the light: let them feel the heat.
It’s time to clean out the traitors in our community so eager to sell out the American people like this.
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