Barnes & Noble Fires 50 illegal aliens with Fake ID after ICE asks For 1-9 forms/ferrets out illegal aliens
February 26 – March 5, 2009
RENO, NV/Authorlink News/02/26/09–Barnes & Noble’s distribution center
in Reno, Nevada fired 50 immigrants Illegal aliens with fake ID_after a federal immigration audit
showed they were undocumented.
Barnes & Noble issued a statement last week that the U.S. Immigrations
and Customs Enforcement Office (ICE) in Reno asked for I-9 forms for all
of the company’s local warehouse workers. The ICE then required a number
of workers to provide further documentation by February 20, which may
not have been forthcoming.
“Barnes & Noble has fully cooperated with Immigration authorities and
has notified those employees identified by ICE. The Company is committed
to observing all employment documentation standards for our employees,”
said Mary Ellen Keating, corporate spokesperson for the company. Keating
said B&N expects to hear from ICE regarding the employees before the end
of this week.
Some staffers approached the ACLU about possibly filing a legal case.