Where's the beef? Fast-food workers in walkout to protest low wages | Fox News It's hard to blame them, but it will fail. These workers are easily replacable with the flood of illegal aliens and teenagers workers. Not to mention the workers will strike for maybe a day before they go back (out of economic necessity). The restaurants will take a day hit, but will survive easily. The workers losing a day of pay will be worse off. The chains could hold out for months, the workers can hold out for days. Funny how SEIU is the one pushing this, yet they are the BIGGEST supporters of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration has and always will defate wages and hurt an low wage worker seeking higher pay and better benefits. Casaer Chavez understood this and that is why he and his brother VIOLENTLY fought illegal immigration when trying to protect farm workers rights. Just see North Dakota! They have a shortage of workers and virtually ZERO illegal immigrants. The fast food joynts must compete hard for workers. Full-time schedules, $15 a hour starting wages in one of the lower cost of living states in the country. These restaurants also charge less for their food than tax and spend to death illegal alien liberal shithole states of IL, NY and CA! If liberals want higher wages for unskilled workers, lower cost of living, lower rent, lower healthcare costs, then it starts with a WAR on illegal immigration. Start with: (1) Removing the 'criminal' (ironical name, because all illegals are criminals) illegals, who are guilty of the anything from petty theft, vandalizm, public intoxication etc. Detain and deport. (2) Next go after the ones here for so called 'economic reasons.' Everify every employment opportunity from MCDONALD'S to a family hiring gardeners or a nanny. Hit everyone hard with violations. The owner of the business, the Board of Directors PERSONALLY (if it's a C-Corp), the HR manager, the family member that hire a nanny etc if they violate the mandatory eVerify check. Random and numerous spot checks that carry criminal charges to the employer and MANAGER on DUTY to hiring illegals. Have the whistler-blower line with a reward to violations caught with STRICT whistle-blower protection laws. Remove the ones who come here for so-called economic reasons. (3) Simultaneously with the econ illegals take care of the LEECH illegals. The one on public support. The most ripe is the food stamp illegals. Liberals have made it easy for illegals to join the program, even thought it's illegal for non-citizens to join. Put in eVerify, have strict fraud enforcement, require tough identification, require a tougher means test and other protections to combat illegals into the program. Do audits of current receptients. Then tackle welfare in a similar way. Next combat section 8. Lastly combat SS disability. (4) Create a nation ID card with a biometic identifier. Yep sounds big brother and the libertarians will hate it, but isn't it about time the social security card gets an upgrade? I mean this easily replicated card carries so much weight it's sick. Get rid of the card and get a real fool proof identification card! (5) Attack landlords. Most landlords look at the person's ability to pay. Make they also verify the tenants ability to be in the country legally. (6) Step up law enforcement at hospitals. Illegals obtaining medical treatment should be a crime. Yes we should treat them, but if they can't prove citizenship, they should be detained upon being discharged and deported. (7) Create a 3 layer fence on the Southern Border. (1) Traditional fence, (2) A secondary fence, and (3) Virtual Fence. Place a clearly marketed, in a dozen languages with clear pictures, barb wire fenced in mine field in hard to monitor areas that are vulnerable, Steps 1-6 will lower illegals coming in to a tiny percent, this will catch nearly all the rest. (8) Protect the ports (9) Place a Virtual fence on the Northern Border (10) With illegal immigration at it's lowest point in US history, seek the passing of the 28th amendment defining citizenship. "The US will not allow dual citizenship and voids all current citizenship. If a American citizen becomes a citizen of another country, then he/she hereby denounces and voids their American citizenship. Currently dual citizen holders have 120 days to revoke and void their foreign citizenship and provide proof of such revocation. Birth right citizenship is provided to any child that is born to at least one parent that is a citizen of the US, who has not denounced their citizenship. Naturalized shall be created by the Federal Agency in charge of immigration, but will, at a minimum require proficient reading, writing and speaking of the English language, a high school diploma (or GED), no criminal record, no record of fraudulently being on government assistance, no record of being in the country illegally, currently employed, proof of health insurance, no gang, terrorist or succession movement organization affiliation, never declared bankruptcy, no alcohol or drug addiction records, no exclusion of certain diseased individuals, such as but not limited to HIV/AIDS and successful passing a mental and physical health test. NOTE: These are the minimum. Not organization can require less, but they are free to require more. "