Pei Wei Raided by Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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​Illegal restaurant workers, beware: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is after you.

Why go after human traffickers or drug dealers or any other kind of bad guys when the Valley's hospitality industry is apparently such a ripe, easy target for tracking down undocumented workers? That's the surefire strategy the Sheriff is taking.

According to Stephen Lemons of New Times' Feathered Bastard blog, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office raided a Pei Wei at 7th Avenue and Glendale at lunchtime last Friday (nice timing! Get 'em while they're manning a fiery wok or elbow-deep in dishes!), busting a bunch of employees who'd used fake IDs to land their chain restaurant jobs.

It's pretty lame that the dudes making your lettuce wraps are public enemy number one when there might be some actual murderers on the loose, but the MCSO is proud of its months-long investigation of the fast-casual Chinese eatery, whose headquarters are in Scottsdale. Search warrants were issued for two Phoenix Pei Wei locations, as well as outlets in Fountain Hills and Tempe, and the corporate HQ.

Twenty-six people were arrested, and deputies are heading to private residences to sniff out more culprits. According to an MCSO records check, a suspected 121 out of 800 Pei Wei employees countywide have used falsified documents to work there.

All of this comes on the heels of raids at such places as McDonald's and Sizzler. Immigrants have long been entrenched in the restaurant industry, so the MCSO should have an endless supply of mild-mannered working class immigrants to handily bust this way.

And after that, what's next? Baristas? Bakers? Ice cream scoopers? The possibilities are endless, and it's enough to make a person lose their appetite.


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Lily Pad2713
Lily Pad2713

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Eatshitliberals
Eatshitliberals

Nice liberalized story! NO MAS FRIJOLES! Austin is full of pickle sniffers and liberals from California and New York! Go the Fuck home!

PO'd in Phoenix
PO'd in Phoenix

How would you like to have to clean up your credit and your identity with the IRS and other agencies after someone has been using your social security number? That's what these people did. They used social security numbers of kids, dead people (who I realize won't complain), and others. Get real. This is a major problem.

Samkree
Samkree

maybe we should hand out pei wei job applications at freeway off-ramps?

foodiebear
foodiebear

Sounds like Pei Wei will be hiring positions immediately. I'm sure there will be a line of unemployed Americans waiting to get these jobs.

Mary
Mary

It is AGAINST the law for these people to be working in the USA. Americans need and WANT all those jobs. You also forget that they are useing some ones ID. Tell me which laws I can break and get away with it? Laws broken,1) Crossed our border ILLEGALLY.2) stole an ID. 3) Illegally working in the USA. That's 3 laws right off the books. So which 3 laws can I break? They should all be in jail...

Azrnct
Azrnct

Really? We are more worried about undocumented workers preparing our burgers or rice dishes, rather than putting a stop to drug-traffickers, human sex slave traffickers. This is ridiculous! Get Sheriff Joe out! For the love of God!!!

Acrouch22
Acrouch22

I am honestly heart broken. Althought these people went about working the wrong way... I worked at pei wei for 2 years... through high school and that chef was there FOREVER before i started working there and I still go in with my family now and he is still here now hes out of a job but he was such a hard honest worker and worked his way up from the bottom and has a family to feed. i feel for him but do the crime pay the time right.

Supersilks
Supersilks

When you've been out of work for 3 years but illegals are working full time - you'd be ok with them cracking down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. Did you hear about the line of LEGAL arizona citizens trying to get those jobs today? People who are here in this country LEGALLY who are out of work and need those jobs? I am really ok with them busting businesses who hire illegal immigrants if my friends and family can get off unemployment and find jobs. Illegals don't take jobs no one wants- they take jobs some of us need.Yes, even dishwasher jobs. When you have no job, you'll take any job. So shut up with your holier than thou attitude. You obviously have a nice high paying job so you can spout this nonsense.

Jmwilson_73
Jmwilson_73

The peiwei is at 7th ST. and Glendale not 7th ave and Glendale.

Distillerman
Distillerman

Gotta start somewhere. Might as well be at this joint. This place has your name, number, last order placed, and how much you gave the curbside boy at their fingertips when you call in. You can't tell me that they don't have E-verify at their disposal.

Magoo
Magoo

i think there is illegal workers at new times office building to.

Magoo
Magoo

Chink Gook food made by Beaners.

teobuneo
teobuneo

Hey fuck you, liberals own Austin, so get your ass back to Houston asshole.

Lee
Lee

Is that why three of the restaurants are STILL closed

Gary Goss
Gary Goss

Seriously, knowing these places suddenly have openings, it would be a good follow up piece as to how many people suddenly apply to where job positions suddenly become open.

cleancut77
cleancut77

Too bad he can't be deported now he'l steal another American's job.

Azrnct
Azrnct

Amen Austin! Thanks for sharing! BTW I NEVER refer to human beings as "illegals". They are human beings who may be undocumented, but they are children of God and therefore NEVER illegal!

Samkree
Samkree

better yet see many are still employ after a couple of months

Dan
Dan

If someone breaks into your home, please don't refer to them as an "intruder" or "burglar." After all, he is just a child of God. And if he kills someone in your family, he's not a "murderer," right?

Yes, that person would still be a Child of God, but those labels would be accurate. "Illegal immigrant" is an appropriate term for someone who immigrates illegally. It is not derogatory but an accurate reference to their illegal status. I applaud your desire to look out for the little guy but I deride your loss of touch with reality.

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