Its a fact of life in San Antonio that many restaurants hire illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants work hard and ask few questions. But, when ICE performs an I-9 audit, these restaurants suddenly lose their workforce. Sushi Zushi has closed its doors after a recent I-9 audit. See San Antonio Express News report. Sushi Zushi reports that after the audit, many employees chose not to report to work. The state wide chain has restaurants in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas. The I-9 form is the form in which the citizenship status of an employee is recorded by the employer.
The Obama administration has moved away from the ICE raids and instead focused on I-9 audits. In effect, ICE is forcing the employer to fire the possibly illegal immigrants. And, many loyal customers will have to do without their fresh sushi….