Moment Mexican owner threatens to call immigration on undocumented Guatemalan cook who came to claim money he was owed after quitting his job at North Carolina taco restaurant


This is the moment a restaurant owner threatens to call immigration agents on an undocumented former employee who came to claim money he was allegedly owed after quitting his job.
Pedro Santizo had returned to La Fortuna in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on March 20, a day after he had resigned from his job as a cook.
According to the 23-year-old Guatemalan, the check for $500 had been held by the owner of the taco eatery, Felipe Montoya.
According to Mundo Hispanico, the money Santizo was seeking was a guaranteed advance payment he once made to secure his spot as a cook in December 2018.
A video shared by Santizo's wife on Facebook, María Guadalupe Lupián Valentín, shows the moment Montoya starts to lose his patience. 
As he stood behind the counter, Montoya tells the Guatemalan undocumented migrant that he will not be paying him at all.
During the heated row, the former employee picks up a phone and tells his ex-boss: 'I am going to call the cops.'
Montoya tells him to 'talk to the cops, call the cops,' before his son replies, 'immigration, too.' 
Montoya then takes a few steps behind the counter and says 'yes' before the video comes to an abrupt end.
La Opinion reported that Santizo and his wife don't have legal documents to reside in the United States. 
Lupián Valentín told DailyMail she and Santizo, who are parents to a two-month-old baby boy, were frightened then by how the visit unraveled.
'We are still scared,' she said. 
The 28-second clip has been viewed over 20,000 times.  
La Fortuna actually participated in the February 2017 nationwide boycott, 'A Day Without Immigrants,' when thousands of immigrants and non-immigrants walked out of schools and business - including some that were closed for the entire day.
'We can't allow ... unscrupulous employers to take advantage of undocumented immigrants to work and then not pay them fairly,' said Teresa Greene, a North Carolina advocate for immigrants rights said.

Moment Mexican owner threatens to call immigration on undocumented Guatemalan cook who came to claim money he was owed after quitting his job at North Carolina taco restaurant Moment Mexican owner threatens to call immigration on undocumented Guatemalan cook who came to claim money he was owed after quitting his job at North Carolina taco restaurant Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:40 Rating: 5

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