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    Default 7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim

    I have to wonder if the same thing could be going on in CA. I remember just about every 7-11 you walked into had middle easterners running it. And this is what happens when you come to this country illegally. You set yourself up for exploitation.

    The owners of 7-Eleven franchises in New York and Virginia created a "modern day plantation system" in which undocumented workers were furnished with stolen identities and forced to work 100 hours a week for a fraction of their wages, according to a federal authorities.

    Ten stores in New York and four in Virginia were seized today as part of the federal investigation which found the undocumented workers from Pakistan were given identities stolen from children and the deceased, according to federal prosecutor Loretta E. Lynch.

    Farrukh Baig, his wife Bushra, and seven others were charged with fraud, identity theft and concealing illegal immigrants to work in their stores. Court records say they employed illegal workers since 2000, forced them to work long hours for less pay and required them to live in residences owned and controlled by the store owners.
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    Default Re: 7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    I have to wonder if the same thing could be going on in CA. I remember just about every 7-11 you walked into had middle easterners running it. And this is what happens when you come to this country illegally. You set yourself up for exploitation.



    7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim - ABC News
    This does not surprise me at all , try to find a convenience store that is American owned with American workers , you will be looking for a long time .

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    Default Re: 7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim

    Quote Originally Posted by UNION 282 View Post
    This does not surprise me at all , try to find a convenience store that is American owned with American workers , you will be looking for a long time .
    That's a broad bush stoke to label all those convenience store as the same.
    Down here in south Jersey, parts of PA, Del, Maryland and a few other areas we have a convenience stores called "Wawa's", and they are owned by and staffed by American workers.
    According to this article, they have over 570 stores.
    Most people around here would die if they changed. Ask any road driver about them !
    http://www.wawa.com/wawaweb/pdfs/theWawaStory.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    That's a broad bush stoke to label all those convenience store as the same.
    Down here in south Jersey, parts of PA, Del, Maryland and a few other areas we have a convenience stores called "Wawa's", and they are owned by and staffed by American workers.
    According to this article, they have over 570 stores.
    Most people around here would die if they changed. Ask any road driver about them !
    http://www.wawa.com/wawaweb/pdfs/theWawaStory.pdf
    I believe you brother , it just seems in the New York Metro Area they are hard to find

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    Default Re: 7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim

    Quote Originally Posted by UNION 282 View Post
    I believe you brother , it just seems in the New York Metro Area they are hard to find
    I know. Even down here the 7-elevens, and all the other non-franchised convenience stores, are run by foreigners.

 

 

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