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Thread: An unlucky immigrant shown the golden door.

  1. #1
    Guest
    His baby face is wan, his eyes sleepless. His dark hair has turned gray
    in
    jail. Macan Singh, 33 -- just released from 16 months of Immigration
    and
    Naturalization Service detention -- hardly looked like the symbol of an
    increasingly complex debate on immigration in this country. But he is.

    No question -- Singh is an illegal immigrant and will be deported back
    to
    India. But his case is instructive because it reflects a clash of
    governmental objectives -- the enforcement of immigration law versus
    the
    protection of exploited workers.

    Singh was jailed by the INS after his former boss, a Bay Area
    businessman,
    Charanjit Jutla, also his uncle, allegedly reported him to the agency
    in
    retaliation -- one day after settling Singh's claim for nearly three
    years
    of unpaid wages for work that, Singh's lawyers alleged, resembled
    "involuntary servitude."

    According to court documents, Jutla allegedly "recruited" Singh
    fraudulently to come to the United States in 1995 by promising him an
    education, housing and a future business partnership. Jutla's company,
    C.D.
    & R's Oil Inc., owns several gas stations and truck stops in Albany,
    Union
    City and Tracy. Singh did live with Jutla's family in Fremont, where he
    was
    fed and shared a room with two other relatives who also worked for
    Jutla.
    But he allegedly was never paid a penny for the 84-hour weeks he worked
    at
    the gas stations and at home, where he was a servant. When Singh asked
    for
    money in early 1998, Jutla allegedly fired him.

    Jutla's lawyer, Eugene Franklin, said neither he nor his client would
    comment. Jutla has denied Singh's allegations in court and before state
    Labor Commission hearing officer Ellen Shaffer. Jutla and his wife,
    Davinder, testified before Shaffer that Singh lived with them as a
    relative
    and "spent time" at the gas stations. But, they said, he never did work
    because he was not "legally authorized" to do so in the United States.

  2. #2
    Guest
    His baby face is wan, his eyes sleepless. His dark hair has turned gray
    in
    jail. Macan Singh, 33 -- just released from 16 months of Immigration
    and
    Naturalization Service detention -- hardly looked like the symbol of an
    increasingly complex debate on immigration in this country. But he is.

    No question -- Singh is an illegal immigrant and will be deported back
    to
    India. But his case is instructive because it reflects a clash of
    governmental objectives -- the enforcement of immigration law versus
    the
    protection of exploited workers.

    Singh was jailed by the INS after his former boss, a Bay Area
    businessman,
    Charanjit Jutla, also his uncle, allegedly reported him to the agency
    in
    retaliation -- one day after settling Singh's claim for nearly three
    years
    of unpaid wages for work that, Singh's lawyers alleged, resembled
    "involuntary servitude."

    According to court documents, Jutla allegedly "recruited" Singh
    fraudulently to come to the United States in 1995 by promising him an
    education, housing and a future business partnership. Jutla's company,
    C.D.
    & R's Oil Inc., owns several gas stations and truck stops in Albany,
    Union
    City and Tracy. Singh did live with Jutla's family in Fremont, where he
    was
    fed and shared a room with two other relatives who also worked for
    Jutla.
    But he allegedly was never paid a penny for the 84-hour weeks he worked
    at
    the gas stations and at home, where he was a servant. When Singh asked
    for
    money in early 1998, Jutla allegedly fired him.

    Jutla's lawyer, Eugene Franklin, said neither he nor his client would
    comment. Jutla has denied Singh's allegations in court and before state
    Labor Commission hearing officer Ellen Shaffer. Jutla and his wife,
    Davinder, testified before Shaffer that Singh lived with them as a
    relative
    and "spent time" at the gas stations. But, they said, he never did work
    because he was not "legally authorized" to do so in the United States.

  3. #3
    Guest
    I tell you - don't work for Indian and Chinese immigrant business owners. They think that they are back in their home country. Treating people like slaves. They just don't have a heart. Don't buy from their restaurants and groceries. Don't stay in roach-infested motels.

  4. #4
    Guest
    Don't don't buy gas from their service stations.

  5. #5
    Guest
    They are everywhere, every single Seven Eleven and similar convenience store are managed by them... And Citgo gas stations... I wouldn't buy from Citgo anyway...

  6. #6
    Guest
    You people know
    According to recent survey 80% motels of U S are owned
    by INDIANS.All this happened in last 20 years
    How did it happen? whom to blame?OUR IMMIGRATION POLICY
    These people came as atomic chain reaction ,known as PATELS ,They are not a part of us never will be.
    They employ their own people ,American lost all their business.

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