WICHITA, Kan. —When a suburban Kansas City couple bought two Clarion hotels, they systematically replaced lawfully employed workers with immigrants not authorized to work in the United States, cutting labor costs by 40 percent.In yet another example of the mind-bending consequences of the notoriously PC AP style book, Hegeman goes on to report:
Not only were the illegal workers paid a lower wage, but the owners of the hotels — one in Overland Park, Kansas, and the other in Kansas City, Missouri — also did not pay the employer's share of Social Security. They didn't pay worker's compensation, unemployment insurance and other employee benefits, or withhold federal or state income taxes from paychecks, court documents show.
Feds: Hotel owners replaced legal workers with immigrants, by Roxana Hegeman, AP/ Miami Herald, March 8, 2015.
Hotel owner Munir Ahmad Chaudary will be sentenced Monday...Defense attorney Branden Bell urged the court to spare Chaudary from prison, portraying the Pakistani immigrant in a court filing Thursday as a "tireless worker and a terrible boss."Emphasis added. Attorney Bell [e-mail him]had the effrontery to argue that "his client's crime was not violent, and that employing people who are not in the U.S. legally is common."
This case does provide an unusually clear insight into the economics of "jobs Americans won't do." Unfortunately, it is also being hyped, and credulously reported, as an example of the Obama Regime's enlightened i.e. anti-capitalist priorities:
The shift in enforcement priorities in immigration-related cases is based on the experience the Justice Department had a decade ago, when the government conducted large workplace roundups of people who are not in the U.S. legally, most notably at meatpacking plants in the Midwest, [U.S. Attorney] Barry Grissom said. Those raids ripped apart [illegal] immigrant families, often leaving behind children who came home from school to find their parents gone.U.S. Attorney Grissom apparently did not say, and maybe AP's Hegeman did not ask, whether the illegal alien workers, or for that matter hotelier Chaudary, will be deported.