Disney Laid off Americans to Bring in Cheap Foreign Labor
“The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss. While families rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and searched for Nemo on clamobiles in the theme parks, these workers monitored computers in industrial buildings nearby, making sure millions of Walt Disney World ticket sales, store purchases and hotel reservations went through without a hitch. Some were performing so well that they thought they had been called in for bonuses,” the New York Times writes.
“Instead, about 250 Disney employees were told in late October that they would be laid off. Many of their jobs were transferred to immigrants on temporary visas for highly skilled technical workers, who were brought in by an outsourcing firm based in India. Over the next three months, some Disney employees were required to train their replacements to do the jobs they had lost.”
Illegal Alien Cleared to Become Lawyer in New York
“His legal fight to become a lawyer lasted three years. This week, Cesar Vargas, a Mexican-born 31-year-old New Yorker, became the first immigrant in the state without legal status to be approved to work as a lawyer. An appellate panel of the State Supreme Court approved his application to the bar on Wednesday, overturning a 2013 decision by a committee that had denied his application based on his immigration status but had asked the court to rule,” the New York Times reported.
Apple Grower Fined $2.5 Million for Hiring Illegal Aliens
“Broetje Orchards in Washington state, one of the country’s largest apple growers, has agreed to pay a $2.25 million fine for hiring illegal immigrants. The fine is one of the largest ever levied against an agricultural concern, according to government officials who announced it Thursday,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
Rubio Says Hillary Flip Flopped on Immigration
“Sen. Marco Rubio sharpened his claws Thursday against his top Democratic rival for the White House, criticizing Hillary Clinton for doing nothing ‘of meaning’ on immigration during her tenure. ‘I don’t know what her plan is, and she’s never done anything on it of meaning,’ the Florida Republican said during an interview with Fox News’s ‘Outnumbered,’” The Hill writes.
“She was a U.S. senator and never did anything on it — she’s given speeches about it.”
5th Circuit Wants More Briefs in Hearing Over Obama Amnesty
“A little more than a week after denying President Barack Obama’s effort to move forward with controversial executive actions on immigration, a federal appeals court has ordered both sides in the case to file new legal briefs,” Politico reported.
“The order Thursday from the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asked the Justice Department and the 26 states challenging Obama’s moves to file legal briefs by June 18 offering views on the opinions a three-judge panel issued May 26. That panel split, 2-1, rejecting the Obama Administration’s request for an emergency stay that would allow immigration authorities to move forward with immigration policy changes blocked since February by a district court’s injunction.”