Clerk loses job after saying hispanic customers "need to go back to their country"

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Convenience store clerk says customers 'need to go back to their country' in video confrontation
A cashier at an Illinois convenience store is out of a job after a video showing him questioning customers' citizenship went viral.
Carolina Buitron told CNN affiliate WBBM that she and her cousins were riding their bikes on Tuesday when one bicycle broke down near the Bucky's Convenience Store in Naperville, Illinois.
Her 15-year-old cousin went into the store to buy some chips while they waited for help, she said.

"At first it seemed like he was trying to be friendly," she told WBBM.
Buitron told WBBM that the cashier then questioned the legal status of her two cousins waiting outside.
"He's like, 'oh, are those two girls adopted?' And she's like 'no, they're my cousins, they came from Mexico.' And he asked, 'are they illegal?'"
That part of the incident is not seen in the videos that were posted on Facebook on Tuesday and quickly gained hundreds of thousands of views.
One video begins with the clerk, who has not been identified, saying something to two women about "undocumented people."
He points at his chest and says, "I'm an American."
One of the women then asks, "What is your problem?"
"It's illegal," the clerk said, which led to more arguing.
He then asked the woman, "Are you a citizen?"

"Yes," the woman replied and then repeatedly asked, "What is your problem?"
"Don't you know the rules?" the clerk asked. "They need to go back to their country."
The argument got more heated and one of the women threatened to call the police.

"ICE will come," the clerk said. "You're in the wrong country."

Seems like Trump's racism has reassured the member of his base that being racist is ok. I hope that this doesn't hurt any more people than it already has.
 
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AND.....we're off. Here we go. Thanks, Trump! This is just one more thing--a thing we thought was forever gone?
It's back.
So now, if we don't like the way someone (an American citizen) LOOKS or ACTS or WORSHIPS or PROTESTS or VOTES, we simply say......................
"there's the door".
 
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AND.....we're off. Here we go. Thanks, Trump! This is just one more thing--a thing we thought was forever gone?
It's back.
So now, if we don't like the way someone (an American citizen) LOOKS or ACTS or WORSHIPS or PROTESTS or VOTES, we simply say......................
"there's the door".
Glad that idiot got fired. So now people aren't even allowed to be tourists? Or visit family? Is that going to be the next thing the right pushes?
 
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Convenience store clerk says customers 'need to go back to their country' in video confrontation
A cashier at an Illinois convenience store is out of a job after a video showing him questioning customers' citizenship went viral.
Carolina Buitron told CNN affiliate WBBM that she and her cousins were riding their bikes on Tuesday when one bicycle broke down near the Bucky's Convenience Store in Naperville, Illinois.
Her 15-year-old cousin went into the store to buy some chips while they waited for help, she said.

"At first it seemed like he was trying to be friendly," she told WBBM.
Buitron told WBBM that the cashier then questioned the legal status of her two cousins waiting outside.
"He's like, 'oh, are those two girls adopted?' And she's like 'no, they're my cousins, they came from Mexico.' And he asked, 'are they illegal?'"
That part of the incident is not seen in the videos that were posted on Facebook on Tuesday and quickly gained hundreds of thousands of views.
One video begins with the clerk, who has not been identified, saying something to two women about "undocumented people."
He points at his chest and says, "I'm an American."
One of the women then asks, "What is your problem?"
"It's illegal," the clerk said, which led to more arguing.
He then asked the woman, "Are you a citizen?"

"Yes," the woman replied and then repeatedly asked, "What is your problem?"
"Don't you know the rules?" the clerk asked. "They need to go back to their country."
The argument got more heated and one of the women threatened to call the police.

"ICE will come," the clerk said. "You're in the wrong country."

Seems like Trump's racism has reassured the member of his base that being racist is ok. I hope that this doesn't hurt any more people than it already has.
Citizen needing to go back to the Country they left? Hopefully they have duo citizenship to be able to comfortably...
 
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Citizen needing to go back to the Country they left? Hopefully they have duo citizenship to be able to comfortably...
The really sad thing is that the woman he was addressing was indeed a US citizen, she just had family visiting on vacation from Mexico. Now, the clerk seems to think that vacationing from another country is somehow illegal. Yes, that's how stupid this clerk was.