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Hospitality & Restaurants

How Would The Hospitality Industry Cope Without Immigrants?

Did you know that unauthorized immigrants represent about 10 percent of the U.S. labor force in the leisure and hospitality industry?

States like New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida typically employ more unauthorized immigrants in the restaurant and hotel industries, whereas jobs in construction are more available for immigrants in southern states, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Hospitality & Restaurants, Market Insights

Sanctuary Restaurants Popping Up Nationwide

More than 150 restaurants nationwide have declared themselves “sanctuary restaurants.” But what does this mean?

For starters, it’s a way for small or large establishments to declare their commitment to anti-discrimination policies in response to potential immigration changes. It is a way for these businesses to ensure safety for immigrants who may face workplace mistreatment or retaliation. Many restaurants rely on immigrant staff to run operations and want to ensure fair treatment for their employees. Hate crimes, deportation threats, and fear of raids are also concerns that sanctuary restaurants are addressing.

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