Dec 13, 2010

Immigration rights group furious at Chipotle mass firings

The Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota fired workers that failed an I-9 audit.

Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) is a federal form intended to verify that employees are not illegal aliens.

Federal law requires that all U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens.

The Minnesota Immigration Rights Action Committeee (MIRAC), a local group that fights for the legalization of undocumented workers is causing an uproar wanting Chipotle to break federal laws by continuing to employ illegals.