McDonald's Bun-Supplier Loses 35% Of Staff To Immigration Raids

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President Trump has made it widely known that he will not tolerate sanctuary cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Since taking office, he has threatened to slash federal funding to cities who do not comply with federal immigrations laws, along with ICE agents circumnavigating local authorities in a nationwide federal operation to arrest undocumented immigrants.

In the latest immigration raids, ICE agents targeted a Swiss supplier of hamburger buns for McDonald’s Corp., who said it’s Chicago bakery lost 35% or about 800 of its workers at the Cloverhill Plant.

The company is owned by Zurich-based Aryzta AG, who makes baked products for fast-food chains and supermarkets.

ICE agents pinpointed the Chicago bakery after its job placement agency went under federal investigation earlier this year.

Kevin Toland, Chief Executive Officer of Aryzta said on a call with analyst, “it’s proceeding very, very slowly because it’s like having a brand new factory and a brand new workforce. That’s presenting a lot of challenges, as you can imagine.”

According to Bloomberg, President Trump’s immigration raids are a major headache for U.S. companies who employ undocumented works. The challenges that Aryzta faces are likely to cause short term economic pain for the company, but on the longer end could cause its end products to increase prices directly impacting the consumer.

The raid on workers at Cloverhill is one of the biggest U.S. employment headaches reported by a European company so far as President Donald Trump has made curbing undocumented immigration a centerpiece of his presidency. Aryzta said it faces challenges in retaining staff in the U.S. and pressure to raise wages.

For employers, the loss of illegal immigrants can be expensive. Training a new workforce of American hires can increase the cost of labor and certainly cut into margins.

But in Cloverhill’s case, the cost of labor is relatively inexpensive not because of the illegal immigrants, but each of their factories (2) have highly automated production lines that involve minimal human interaction. Future wage pressures are not expected to threaten profitability too much due to automation, but in the intermediate timeframe a severe loss in margins is due to volume loss.


According to RT, the Chicago Immigration Court has never been busier since President Trump entered office. Across the United States, there are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants, which signals immigration raids are just getting started.

The Chicago Immigration Court has 24,844 pending cases in its system as of this spring, according to the DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. That is up from 13,000 pending cases in 2010. Nationally, the pending caseload has doubled since 2011.


According to EOIR, total orders for removal between Trump’s inauguration and the close of the fiscal year hit 63,634. At the end of fiscal year 2017, some 1,940 people were detained in Chicago, up from 1,669 at the end of the prior year. Most of them are of Mexican descent, statistics show.


The Trump administration set in motion sweeping changes in how the federal government dealt with those living in the US illegally. It is estimated there are 11 million immigrants living the US without legal status.

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U4 eee aaa's picture

So I guess they're hiring?

Does this count as Trump creating 800 jobs?

Or will they just be hiring robots?



Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

As soon as the illegals are released they will make up new SSNs and be rehired.

insanelysane's picture

Was in a meeting a couple of weeks ago and the discussion was a new system.  Project manager says that we need the system to hook into e-Verify.  Senior HR person asks, "what is e-Verify?"  I snickered but I was on mute.

Nobodys Home's picture

I'm 60, white, was born in the USA and as an RN I'm in the e-verify system.

BorraChoom's picture

The Caucasian race (also Caucasoid, or Europid) is a grouping of human beings historically regarded as a biological taxon of rayciss, homophobic, Islamaphobic and sexist haters which exist to oppress minorities and women. Who also exist only torture small animals, buggar small children and pay taxes..../S

Nobodys Home's picture

Well, once, when I was 5 I did burn an ant with a magnifying glass.

BorraChoom's picture

Welcome to the New Reality, I think it is FUBAR. Truth is a alternate reality. I hate it.

Nobodys Home's picture

Me too! Thanks democracy and freedom! ...and Rhinos and Neocons and 17 intelligence agencies and MIC and.....anything that has an acronym and anything that ends in ism and The New School and the fiat petro diollar fractionalized baloney....and.... and....and...ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!


Apparently you haven't done too well with this bun decision. Dollar burgers cost 2 dollars now!

BorraChoom's picture

I use too love my country, But now I am ashamed of our "Leaders", it is corrupt to the core.

Nobodys Home's picture

The sad thing to me is that this isn't anything new. They used to hide it and we all went on believing it was all good. Now hiding it doesn't matter and it's in our face every damn day. And no one, including myself. really does anything about it....Besides the new young communist agitators.
We all sit here shitposting ...yah you guys just wait! When we get pissed off enough we'll fix you! What a screwed up system!
Venezuelans and Zimbabweans have more balls than we do...yet it isn't that bad here yet, so maybe that's what it will take.

BorraChoom's picture

I wish that I could argue with that, YOU are 110% correct.

Faeriedust's picture

Senior HR person is incompetent and needs to be relieved of duty immediately.  That's a GROSS lack of knowledge required to practice his/her profession.

Nobodys Home's picture

Are they going to be penalized for hiring illegal aliens?

hooligan2009's picture

so...does the board of arytza in switzerland get extradited AND the management team in the US get charged with illegal employment practices?

how about mcdonalds buying from a company engaged in illegal activities?

(actually, how many mickey d workers are illegals?)

MrSteve's picture

Your questions are making me uncomfortable!!! MCD is on the Big Board, they are a dividend stock. Are you some kind of commie tearing down America? Fess up!!

Alananda's picture

What a wonderful thing for the general health of "Americans" who appreciate the poisoned foodstuffs pushed by McDonalds. Right.

GodSpeed_00's picture

800 from one company? Fuckin wow.

frank further's picture

Isn't there a single effen repub who will introduce a mandatory E-Verify law?

"According to Bloomberg, President Trump’s immigration raids are a major headache for U.S. companies who employ undocumented works."


dirty fingernails's picture

This is how you do it. No wall needed. Raid and fine the fuck out of the violators. $50,000 each should encourage employers

Nobodys Home's picture

800 x 50k is only 40 MIllion! Big Hurt for a Mickie D supplier there huh?

Charlie_Martel's picture

Paid off already. "Progressives" - on the left and right. 

Charlie_Martel's picture

Paid off already. "Progressives" - on the left and right. 

Thebighouse's picture

Oh Rahm !!!!

You are tankin'

slightlyskeptical's picture

"This may cause the company financial pains"

Why are they even still in business after fragrantly violating the law?


Charlie_Martel's picture

Fine them heavily so everyone else will rush to clean up their place before they get raided then fined heavily. 

Nobodys Home's picture

Fragrantly violating the law....Bakeries smell awesome in the morning!

fishwharf's picture

I'll bet they were using that fresh baked bread fragrance.

Pigeon's picture

Seems this Swiss bakery failed to learn from the masters Zuckerturd, Lobby for H1B visa status for these robot-bun-minders. You know, not enough Americans with the proper qualifications and abilities to do this job. Then fire every white, middle-aged man on the payroll.

This way, it's all legal!

Faeriedust's picture

800 illegals at ONE factory.  Make no mistake about it: illegal aliens ARE taking the jobs that legal, American-born citizens might otherwise hold.  And most important, they are taking them for longer hours, worse conditions, and lower pay, keeping wages low in every occupation that doesn't require a college education or licensing.  Illegal workers cannot bargain and dare not report illegal work conditions, wage theft, and work hazards -- not to mention that of COURSE they can't report sexual harassment, the topic du jour.  What's not for an employer to like?  Cheap, abundant slave workers will be used as long as they're available.  Any business that doesn't take advantage of them will be run out of business by the less fastidious competition.  The best solution for lifting wages and real employment (as opposed to part-time minimum wage hellholes) is to enforce the existing laws.  What a novel idea.

BorraChoom's picture

The real problem is H-1 Visa abuse. Latinos from Mexico are not a problem like Muslims.

Latinos are not like MadDog Muslims.

Islam is a cult built upon impulsiveness – they are quick to rape, quick to hatred, quick to unhinged rage. They give in to all instincts, which is why they have to wrap women in burlap sacks, and have en-masse rituals to such as the daily prayers and ramadan to try and control themselves.

Nobodys Home's picture

Eh...not so fast. MS13 and cartels have been documented working with Islamists in Mexico...Venezuela has given squirrely visas to Hamas members for years...Fast and Furious guns were found in the middle east. It's not so cut and dry.

BorraChoom's picture

BLM and ANTIFA do the same.

Nobodys Home's picture

I don't doubt that at all. As Ted Nugent sang: It's a Free For All.

BorraChoom's picture

I have been studying ISLAM for a few years, At first I saw no threat. After serious study ISLAM is a real and present danger. I have no fear, But I fear ISLAM like a unseen Copperhead or RattleSnake. Bout the same.

Nobodys Home's picture

Hmm...snake boots and a shotgun. Pig blood painted hollow points and a 45.
Although snakes have about a 4 foot strike distance for a big one. IEDs reach out a significant distance further.

BorraChoom's picture

Depends on the size and type of the charge and projectile (sharapenell)!

Nobodys Home's picture

You don't see the snake, and you don't see the IED. I'll take on the snake first. Plus I like snakes. I have a desert king snake:)

Nobodys Home's picture

A SWISS company? I doubt they give a darn about American workers. ,,,,and Why set up shop in the U.S. unless there are more benefits than geographical? Shipping is dirt cheap at the moment.
Perhaps they should pull up stakes and move to China. They'd probably generate more profits and avoid any fines.
Unless the .gov deals we don't know about make it worthwhile, eh?

BorraChoom's picture

NWO in action, Profit$ are King!

Nobodys Home's picture

Profits have always been king. Chaos, Removing Nationalism, Destroying hearts and minds and restructuring control and those profits into fewer hands seem to be the goal IMHO.

BorraChoom's picture

I am old fashioned, I still have moralsl I must admit that a man with morals is usually a poor man like myself. It is worth it for a clean conscience and no regrets.

Dougs Decks's picture

No Idea why the DV,,, I have always said, for a man to climb to the top of the ladder, he must step on alot of fingers on  the way up,,, Clean conscience and not too wealthy also,,, But, life is great,,, How some people sleep at night has always puzzled me,,,

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

From my observations I think they sleep really well, on fine linen sheets in nice houses.