The illegal alien supporter Steve Dubrinsky is doubling down on his support for his "legal" workers. In quotes because he was walking back his belief in the validity of his worker's documents. But he is back in the news claiming that supporters of illegal immigration from throughout the country are making special trips to his deli.
Alabama Immigration Law: Opponents Rally Around Deli Owner, Latino Workers by David Jamieson October 24, 2011
But since late last week, Dubrinsky has witnessed an outpouring of support from a different set of strangers. After reading of Dubrinsky's plight, opponents of the new law have rallied around his deli, leading to one the busiest stretches at the restaurant that Dubrinsky can recall. He tells HuffPost that new diners have been driving from up to forty miles outside the city just to try his reuben and thank him for standing up for Latino workers.
"I've shaken more hands in the last two days than in the previous two years. It's been amazing," Dubrinsky said. "The restaurant has been pretty darn busy."
One reader told HuffPost that her friend had visited Max's this weekend to show her solidarity, but it was so busy the woman had to go eat elsewhere. Another reader from Georgia told HuffPost that she and a group of friends were putting together a caravan to travel to Max's from Atlanta just for lunch.
The restaurant's Facebook page has been inundated with fan requests from all over the country, Dubrinksy says. Rather than bashing him and his workers, visitors to the page have been telling the staff at the Jewish deli to stand tall: "Thanks for being a mensch, Max's Deli. Hang in there and I'll be bringing my very hungry teenagers to your deli the next time we're in town."
His score on Google, which had plummeted to 1.5 stars, has climbed back up to 3.6 thanks to positive reviewers.
Of course, that won't last. Leftists have the attention span of children. There will be a new cause du jour. His days are numbered, especially since his workers are most likely illegal.