Last week, the Tea Party Immigration Coalition announced a boycott of several national restaurant chains, including McDonald's after they, along with more than 100 companies signed a letter asking the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a so-called 'comprehensive immigration reform' bill this year.
Thus granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, as well as increasing the number of foreign workers coming to this country legally.
Such a measure would undoubtedly displace more American workers, at a time when only 47 percent of Americans have a full time job.
On Thursday, the TPIC sent a message to McDonald's explaining the reason behind the boycott, and warning of a "wider campaign" against the fast food giant if they fail to withdraw their support for amnesty.
That open letter follows:
The Golden Arches is a corporate symbol that is recognized in cities around the world as distinctly American. The growth and success of the McDonald’s brand is a true American success story. That success, built with the efforts and consumer dollars of hundreds of millions of Americans over the decades makes your betrayal of American workers that much more bitter.
The McDonald’s corporation’s support of amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens is more than a slap in the face to American workers, it is also a punch in the gut.
For years McDonald’s offered entry level jobs to generations of Americans who started their careers under the Golden Arches. Derided as burger flipper jobs by elitists, many of us defended you and the entire fast food industry.
For many young Americans working at McDonald’s was the first time they had to be responsible for themselves. They had to arrive at work on time, groomed, ready to meet and serve the public. They learned many good lessons about the market economy that, sadly, our schools seem to have forgotten.
If a McDonald’s employee wasn’t destined to be a captain of industry and run a Fortune 500 company, he was surely likely to be a middle manager in that corporate universe, no mean accomplishment.
And now, McDonald’s and many other businesses want to shut off access to those jobs and fill them with illegal aliens if your request to Congress “…to fix the broken immigration system…” is acted upon. Everyone knows those are code words for amnesty.
There is no labor shortage in America, else wages would be going up, another market economy lesson.
We ask corporate management to reconsider its support for amnesty and withdraw your name from the letter to congress.
Unless McDonald’s withdraws its support for amnesty, The Tea Party Immigration Coalition will begin a wider campaign against you.
You can expect picket lines as well as national ads explaining why Americans are no longer welcome in your stores and why they should choose one of your competitors who supports American workers and American laws.
The Tea Party Immigration Coalition
Also included in the boycott, are following businesses and products:
-The Cheesecake Factory