“Illegal immigrants who worked long shifts scrubbing theme restaurants for an indicted janitorial firm have signed their names to a lawsuit seeking unpaid wages. ‘Someone who worked 80 hours a week should get paid fairly for those hours, no matter their immigration status,’ said lawyer Nadia Hewka of Community Legal Services.”
Sure, they should get paid what is legally theirs (no punitive damages, just unpaid back-pay). They should then be arrested, charged with being in the country illegally, and deported. Since coming into the country illegally is a Federal crime that automatically makes it a felony. The laywer should then be charges with aiding and abetting a felon, and their bar status suspended pending the outcome of the trial.
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