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Mi Pueblo supermarkets facing boycott

Monday, October 08, 2012
Mi Pueblo supermarket

A San Jose-based grocery chain is facing a boycott over its employment policies.

A coalition of community groups held a news conference Monday to discuss a boycott against Mi Pueblo markets. The groups say they're angry Mi Pueblo is using a program created by the Department of Homeland Security to verify whether its new hires are in the country legally.

Store officials say they joined the E-Verify program after DHS suggested it during an immigration audit. DHS says the program is voluntary.


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