Elected officials at the city and federal level called on federal immigration officials last week to halt their audit of Long Island City's Fresh Direct following a mass walkout of nearly 100 warehouse workers earlier this month.
Officials call for stop to Fresh Direct audit
City Comptroller William Thompson and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) joined a crowd of Fresh Direct employees at City Hall Friday to ask U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop the investigation, which caused a number of workers for the online grocery distributor to quit or be suspended because they could not fill out paperwork for the audit.
Helloooooo?!? We now have a mayoral candidate and a U.S. Congressperson openly supporting people who break federal law. What is this country coming to?
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