REPORT: Employer claims: ‘You Cannot Hire American Here’

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BY TEAM DML / AUGUST 23, 2019 /

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The lunch rush is over at a popular, cozy restaurant in a city somewhere in Missouri. The owner, Lynn, is sipping a glass of pinot grigio as her cooking crew cleans up.

Like thousands of other restaurants across America, Lynn’s kitchen is staffed mainly with unauthorized Latino workers. She agreed to openly discuss this employment conundrum if NPR agreed not to give her last name, identify her restaurant, name the city, or even specify the type of cuisine. Like a lot of employers these days, she doesn’t want to attract the attention of federal immigration agents.

When asked how many eating establishments have undocumented workers in the kitchen in her Midwestern city, Lynn states flatly: “A hundred percent. You cannot hire American here.”

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She pays dishwashers $11.50 an hour, $16 for cooks. That’s more than the federal minimum wage, but they get no insurance, vacations or sick pay.

The kitchen manager, Jaime, has been using a fake Social Security number since he came to the U.S. from Mexico 21 years ago. He says he paid an underground seller $60 for it and didn’t ask any questions.

According to the report, Lynn’s entire staff at her restaurant all came from central Mexico into the U.S. illegally. She says if her restaurant is raided and all her employees are taken away, she’d close up and sell everything, because “there’s not enough talented people who really know how to cook.”

“You cannot hire an American here that will show up to work. They will not be committed to their job. In America,” she says, “restaurant work is not a serious profession.”

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13 Comments

  1. LL August 23rd, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    This is total BS. Fed up with this bull and stupidity. Employers not wanting to pay a decent hourly rate.

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  2. Jo August 23rd, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Close her down. With her attitude she does not deserve to have her own business. Greed is her motto.

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  3. Carol August 23rd, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    She is a law breaker plain and simple….is she legal….and the person who wrote the story is complicit….I hope they both get caught

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  4. Capit August 23rd, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Close her down and deport all of them using fake id’s and working illegally. Americans will work cleaning dishes and cooking, what a bunch of bull.

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  5. Sandra Thompson August 23rd, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    She is greedy and these illegals that use Fake Social Security cards is costing the taxpayers billions of dollars.
    I for one am tired of them all, they abuse the system and the owner of the restaurant as many others get away with paying a decent wage.
    Several of my children worked their way through college by working in a restaurant and they worked hard.
    These illegals need to come here legally and stop abusing the system.
    Unfortunately we have a corrupt judicial system that puts illegals before citizens
    and they get away with crimes that citizens do not.

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  6. Yvonne August 23rd, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Every power tripping employer who knowingly breaks the law should at least teach the migrants how to come in legally. Highly unlikely though that these employers even respect and value their staff.

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  7. Sam August 23rd, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    My whole family was in the service industry. It is you looking to line your pockets first. The problem is you are exploiting people will work practically for free so you will show higher profits. Shameful.

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  8. George August 23rd, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Maybe when they deport all the illegals working in her establishment they should deport her with them!!
    TRUMP 2020 #KAG

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  9. R August 23rd, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’d guess it’s an Italian restaurant by the wine she’s sipping on. Just a guess of course. Shame on her and anyone owning a business who is like her!

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  10. Edward Conley August 23rd, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    What is absolute nonsense .
    There are plenty of American workers now work in the restaurant and will be glad to have a job but they don’t want to work for some cheap skate this might even be willing to give them any vi there are plenty of American workers now work in the restaurant do you have a job but they don’t want to work even willing to give them Benifits . I would venture to say they are getting free healthcare from taxpayer funded programs.She deserves to be out of business with that kind of business model .

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  11. Vicki August 23rd, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Quite the excuse for not giving workers a compensation package. No healthcare, overtime. Americans wouldn’t stand for her slave wages. She’s cheap. Has nothing to do with Americans not wanting to work.

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  12. Nancy August 23rd, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Guess she’s not paying federal taxes either? Hmmm.
    You know those silly little payroll taxes, SS, Medicaid. Because we ALL know she’s paying cash… slim bag

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  13. JW August 24th, 2019 at 7:59 am

    This is the MAJOR problem right here…..EMPLOYERS. They are the biggest problem to our immigration problem in America. They are modern day slave owners. She admitted, No vacations, no benefits, cheap wages! Ripping off govt by not paying taxes too I’d be willing to bet and that is a major problem in our Country too. Need to start catching CORRUPT Employers! That is why e verify wont work and hasn’t worked in past is because Employers pay CASH

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