Like thousands of other restaurants across America, Lynn’s kitchen is staffed mainly with unauthorized Latino workers. She agreed to openly discuss this employment conundrum if NPR agreed not to give her last name, identify her restaurant, name the city, or even specify the type of cuisine. Like a lot of employers these days, she doesn’t want to attract the attention of federal immigration agents.
When asked how many eating establishments have undocumented workers in the kitchen in her Midwestern city, Lynn states flatly: “A hundred percent. You cannot hire American here.”
Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton will host a Facebook live discussion Monday to talk about solutions to make the farmers’ market a “safe, welcoming, inclusive and enjoyable experience for all.”
The city suspended the market for two weeks starting Aug. 3 after growing controversy over the presence of Schooner Creek Farm, whose owner has alleged white supremacist ties. Dye has turned down or not responded to our requests for interviews.
Indiana University Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel sent an email to the campus community Tuesday saying groundskeepers found five flyers purporting to be from the Ku Klux Klan. The email says they were identical to “neighborhood watch” flyers residents found throughout Bloomington Monday.
The violence in El Paso is not about immigration policy. It is about promoting the hate, fear and division sown by President Trump. In the past three years, Mr. Trump has systematically sought to paint a hateful portrait of Hispanics. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Mr. Trump said when he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” In 2016, he accused an Indiana-born judge presiding over cases against Trump University of being biased because of his Mexican heritage.