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National Restaurant Association

A group that supports comprehensive immigration reform and that has worked against immigration enforcement. Not coincidentally, many restaurant employees are illegal aliens. From the last link:

"We value the work done by our employees, documented or not," said John Gay, the group's chief of government affairs and public policy in Washington.

"It's not like they broke into the bank to rob it," said Gay. "They broke into the bank to sweep the floor."

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Herman Cain scandal revealed: corruption and incompetence (Politico, Tea Parties) - 11/01/11

... Kansas City board) and with the National Restaurant Association (CEO from 1996 to 1999). Both organizations are currently strong supporters of illegal immigration. I wasn't covering the NRA at the time, but it's doubtful that their support for illegal immigration is just a recent phenomenon. Needless to say, the media isn't going to look into his involvement with influential groups that support...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

Non-barking dog: John McCain doesn't mention immigration at National Restaurant Association show - 05/19/08

... daytime, as John McCain attended a National Restaurant Association show in Chicago earlier today and didn't mention immigration. Maybe he's learned his lesson! Just kidding. The text of his remarks is at lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2008/05/where-does-sena.html for those who care.

Bush admin scam: Social Security "no match" letters will have little effect ("tough" new DHS policy) - 08/17/07

... John Gay, top lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association, which represents about 1.4 million estimated employees in California. "This is another tool in their kit. It's easier to establish a violation with these rules." Tom Nassif, president of the California Grower's Association, said any "no-match" letters a company receives will come out during a civil trial if that business is ever...

White House listening to pork producers, La Raza, Mexico-linked NALEO, NRA... just not you - 06/21/07

... The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce * National Restaurant Association * Business Roundtable * National Association Of Manufacturers * National Federation Of Independent Business * Essential Worker Immigration Coalition * American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman * Associated Builders And Contractors Chairman David Meyer * National Milk Producers Federation President And CEO Jerry Kozak *...

Mike Madden/Gannett News, and the Amnesty All Stars - 12/31/06

... from: John Gay, a lobbyist for the National Restaurant Association and co-director of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, made up of trade organizations for industries that depend on immigrant labor. Unnamed aides say that Nancy Pelosi, unlike Harry Reid, is on the fence: Many new House Democrats supported new border security restrictions on the campaign trail, which could complicate...

Larry Craig to lead "Secure Our Borders and Our Economy" rally - 09/11/06

Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) and friends will be holding a "rally" on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and demanding "comprehensive" immigration "reform". From their press release: A group of lawmakers, business leaders and agriculture producers will gather on Capitol Hill to demand Border Security be paired with Immigration Reform.

National Restaurant Association wants DHS to finesse 'no-match' letters - 08/17/06

From a press release: The National Restaurant Association this week sent a letter to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Bush touts "guest" workers at National Restaurant Association meeting - 05/22/06

... today, president Bush spoke at the National Restaurant Association meeting in Chicago. In addition to discussing Iraq, he also apparently - yet again - promoted his "guest" worker scheme. The restaurant industry makes heavy use of "immigrant" workers, the (other) NRA has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, and most of our politicians refuse to make sure that our...

Waving Mexican flags on America's Independence Mall - 02/15/06

Independence Mall in Philadelphia - home of the Liberty Bell and of Independence Hall - was home to quite a spectacle yesterday as 1000 illegal aliens and their supporters marched against HR4437.

Some Philadelphia illegal aliens threaten to strike restaurants that illegally employ them - 02/14/06

Illegal aliens working in Philly restaurants are being asked to stay home today. The goal is to show the power of Mexican citizens illegally living inside our country and show opposition to HR4437. Let's hope it works. It could even work doubly good if they don't show up, are fired, and then are able to sue.

National Restaurant Association and illegal immigration - 02/14/06

The National Restaurant Association is a very large trade group for restaurant owners, and they as much as admit that some of their members are employing illegal aliens. And, as "Illegal immigrants: 'Dirty little secret' of restaurant world" makes clear, many restaurants know that they are engaging in illegally activity.

Coalition vows to defeat harsh immigration bill [HR 4437] - 01/20/06

... Council of Chain Restaurants; National Restaurant Association; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. *Labor: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL-CIO); Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union; Laborers’ International Union of North America; Service Employees International Union; UNITE! (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees);...

Big Business Balks at Bush Propaganda Plan - 08/29/05

... Immigration Forum and works for the National Restaurant Association. Last mentioned here.

Tamar Jacoby on the Kennedy-McCain mass amnesty - 05/14/05

... mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum) Jack Kemp Grover Norquist Rick Swartz: And then there's the National Immigration Forum, the umbrella organization for high-immigration political advocacy, which works closely with sympathetic Republicans. But NIF is not like the conventional lobbying coalitions that exist on...

McCain, Kennedy introduce Open Borders, Open Wallets bill - 05/12/05

Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy have introduced the "Open Borders, Open Wallets" bill, informally known as the "2005 Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act". Do I really need to provide details, aren't the involvement of those two senators enough? Anyway, their cohorts are Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). This is a massive amnesty program that...

Has the Springfield Republican been radicalized? - 02/27/05

... Chamber of Commerce, and the National Restaurant Association, and used to include Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, now head of the Club for Growth. Whatever his libertarian views on immigration, I imagine Steve hightailed it out of there after he realized what he'd gotten into, because the people sitting around the conference table at NIF board meetings include some decidedly unsavory...

"Mi Casa Es Su Casa? Get Real" - 12/30/04

... Race, CARECEN of L.A., SEIU, the National Restaurant Association, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The left and right elites, working together against the rest of us.