BALTIMORE: 30 Workers Quit Boathouse Canton Restaurant Ahead of Homeland Security Immigration Review

More than 30 workers abruptly left their jobs at a southeast Baltimore restaurant, Boathouse Canton, yesterday after management informed them that federal immigration officials had requested employment files, according to an announcement by co-owner Gene Singleton.

“Late Thursday, the Immigration Division of Homeland Security delivered a request requiring all employment files be turned over in order to review I-9 immigration documentation,” Singleton wrote in an announcement posted on Facebook.

Singleton said the restaurant was in compliance with the law but that workers were afraid.