Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Mixologist JP Caceres Isn’t the Only D.C. Restaurant Worker Worried About Immigration Status

JP Caceres had resigned himself to going back to his na-tive Bolivia after the first three weeks he spent at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Farmville, Va. The mixologist, who’s created recent cocktail menus for Del Campo and MXDC, was losing nearly a pound a day, living off bologna sandwiches and soy […]

Mixologist JP Caceres on Possible Deportation: “I’m Going to Fight”

“I’m a free man!” JP Caceres booms as he bursts through the door of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Fairfax. Well, almost. The local mixologist, who’s made a name for himself in recent years creating cocktails at some of the city’s top restaurants, places his leg on a chair and rolls up his […]

Bartender JP Caceres Faces Deportation

One of the city's top bartenders, JP Caceres, has spent the past month in a U.S. Immigration detention center in Farmville, Va., and is set to be deported to his native Bolivia in the next three to six weeks, according to a crowdfunding campaign started by family and friends to help with his legal fees. (PoPville first […]

Councilmembers to Chipotle: Pay Up

Chipotle workers canned over their immigration status have a pair of new champions: D.C. Councilmembers Michael A. Brown and Jim Graham. Responding to the "mass firings" of about 40 employees last week, Brown and Graham sent a letter to Phil Petrilli, Chipotle's regional director for the Northeast. In the letter, Brown and Graham urge Petrilli […]

Quick Feeding: Minn. Firings Loom Over Local Chipotle Immigration Audits

A Taste of Minnesota Coming to Local Chipotles? As the feds continue verify employment information for workers at Chipotle locations in the District and Virginia, the picture does not look so rosy for those who cannot provide proper documentation that proves eligibility to work in the United States. Just look at what happened out in […]

Local Chipotle Locations Facing Immigration Inspections

Chipotle is facing some heat from the feds that could force the chain to fire workers for not having proper documentation proving eligibility to work in the United States. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the chain "was notified several months ago by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that it must undergo an audit of its […]