I just wondering one of the regular customer at the asian restaurant who think all employee are undocument. Then he asked to see the paper to everybody. And said we will be deported just because we are asian and not expert in english. So is this the legal that he can ask us show the paper status?
It does not appear this person has the authority to ask about you or anyone else's immigration status. He could, nonetheless, report his suspicions to ICE.
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a restaurant has the right to refuse service to a customer.
a regular customer has no authority to ask about immigration status.
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A customer asking such a question maybe rude and inappropriate. But I personally don't think the law prevents him from being rude. He maybe just one of those customers who think everyone who speaks with an accent is illegal. And he maybe believing that he is doing the county a favor by reporting illegal people.
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