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Monday, June 22, 2009

Illegal Immigrants and Ingles North Carolina Warehouse

I received the following communication from the intrepid Dr. Carl Mumpower reference concerns about the use of illegal aliens in the Ingle's Warehouse:

PRESS RELEASE

-From the Desk of-
Carl Mumpower, Asheville City Council
One Oak Plaza - Suite 309 · Asheville, NC 28801
(828)252-8390 ~ drmumpower@aol.com
June 22, 2009

Agent Delbert Richburg
Immigration and Customs Enforcement ~ Charlotte District Office
6310 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Subject ~
Illegal Immigrants and Ingles North Carolina Warehouse

Dear Agent Richburg:

In March I sent you information that employees of the Ingles warehouse (a very large food/ product distribution center and corporate office in Swannanoa, NC) had shared regarding their concerns about "routine use of illegal workers" in the warehouse. Below, please find an email I received earlier today from another source at the warehouse.

You will note this individual's fear for his job and concern with the political clout of this employer. In that I do not have access to this employer's records or credential review process, I have no knowledge as to the validity of the complaint raised. I do know this is the 3rd+
Ingles employee to raise similar concerns this year.

Thank you, in advance, for your efforts in helping Asheville with an August ICE presentation on credential filtration tools for those employers who have a sincere wish to hire legal workers.

Carl Mumpower
Asheville City Council

copy: Bob Ingle /
R.Ingle@Ingles-Markets.com
att: March 24 memo

A real jobs program for U.S. citizens - start enforcing immigration law and holding employers accountable.

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Subject: Illegals at Ingles warehouse
Date: 6/22/2009 12:15:42 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
From: tiredofillegalsatingles@----------------
Reply To:
To: drmumpower@aol.com

Dr. Mumpower,
I am one of your local supporters. I am also an employee of Ingles Markets Inc. I would like you to know that Ingles has a huge concentration of illegal aliens at it's warehouse in Black Mountain. I am a long term employee that has been in a position to witness many years of wrong doing and company sanctioned abuse of our immigration laws. I have seen executives approve of many illegals changing their identity and remain on the payroll when they could not provide proper documentation. I have watched as they are given preferential treatment over legal citizens. I can only tell you that it is bad and Ingles holds a tremendous amount of political clout. I have tried to contact the government in the past and was ignored. My hope is that you will be able to find a way around their politics and have this looked at by someone that can do something about it. Please help.
Thanks in advance,
A concerned citizen
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March 24, 2009


Agent Delbert Richburg
Immigration and Customs Enforcement ~ Charlotte District Office
6310 Tyvola Centre Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Subject ~ Questions about illegal immigration activity at Ingles Warehouse and Pack Square

Dear Agent Richburg:

Two employees at the Ingles Warehouse in Swannanoa have reported that there are a "large number of people who admit working there without citizenship or honest documentation" working at the warehouse. Specific reference was made to one employee (Christinia) who was deported and subsequently returned to the Ingles warehouse after three months with a new name (Ninfa Soerto) and the same job.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to tour the site of the Pack Square renovations in downtown Asheville. 80-90% of the personnel working on site were of Latino descent. The one person I spoke to yesterday did not speak English, but indicated he was from Brazil. Earlier direct contacts with workers on the site demonstrated that most do not speak English.

The Project Manager for the site is Rodney Porter with LaQuatra Bonci Associates - he can be reached at 828 251-8850. The primary site contract is ValleyQuest - a national landscaping company that has offered assurances that all of their employees are here legally.

I have no idea as to the legal status of these employees, nor do I have concerns about their country of origin or race. The authentic point of concern centers on the statistical estimate that 40-70% of those in the country who do not speak English are here illegally - many suggest that the figure is much higher. Both of these companies/work sites are either having extraordinary success in hiring a heavy concentration of legal immigrants in WNC or are flagrantly gaming the system to the detriment of US citizens and legal workers.

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Carl Mumpower
Asheville City Council

A real jobs program for U.S. citizens - start enforcing immigration law and holding employers accountable.
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