Unions, Protesters Attack Self-Made Grocery Tycoon For Verifying Legal Status of Workers

An illegal alien who became a citizen and multi-millionaire grocery tycoon is in trouble with “activists” because he is using the federal E-Verify program to check whether prospective employees are illegal aliens.

Juvenal Chavez, who own the Mi Pueblo grocery chain in California headquartered in San Jose, faces protests because, “activists” say, he has betrayed his “undocumented roots,” the San Jose Mercury News recently reported.

They, apparently, want the Mexican Hortaio Alger to ignore the law and permit illegal aliens to work.

According to the News, “Mi Pueblo stunned some of its more than 3,000 employees last month when it told them it had joined E-Verify, a Department of Homeland Security program that screens the immigration status of new hires. …”

[Also a]ccording to the newspaper, “armed security” booted a county supervisor from the store in what the company called a “media stunt,” after he showed up to investigate “complaints about working conditions.” It appears that union goons, the newspaper reported, are pushing the protests against the entrepreneur. They are “accusing Chavez of betraying his own undocumented immigrant roots and threatening a consumer boycott if he doesn’t pull out of E-Verify by October.” So Chavez “is fighting back in a war of words against the union and political opposition.”

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  • gwedem5995

    This is outrageous. A man who made have roots in another country but now is a true American and doing the right thing. When will the people in this country wake up. We over 8% unemployment, we should not be employing any illegals. There is a right way and a wrong way to get into this country and if you are breaking our laws, you have no rights as far as I am concerned.

  • Carl Olson

    Illegal employers are the vast magnet of illegal aliens. No jobs means self-deportation. E-Verify should be a mandatory for all employers. It’s truly simple, free and effective. It also protects legal employers and legal immigrants.

  • Janet

    HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING BUT HE MAY HAVE TROUBLE WITH HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE ADMINISTRATION SOON