Pendleton 009
three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement replied
has not been completely truthful with regard to his company's hiring of illegal immigrants.
It was two years ago. I think I related this to you, also. We had three guys pop up, and we just said, "You need to provide better documentation or we're terminating you." Two couldn't. One disputed it and proved that the Social Security and the INS were wrong as to him. He was a legal worker. So, we had, in the meantime, let him go and had to pay him all of his back wages, which is fine. But it shows you how incapable our current system is of dealing with this - with this problem right now. But it needs to get foolproof.
Here's the rest of what the letter says, with my emphasis in bold:
six complaints on Smith Frozen Foods since 1980.
According to records contained in the case file, Smith Frozen Foods received written notification by INS to terminate the employment of 16 aliens who were unauthorized to be employed.