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This time around the 2nd District Court of Appeal in California has ruled that an employer in Torrance, California, must pay worker's compensation benefits to an illegal alien it had employed and who claimed an on-the-job injury.
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The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in a case involving Torrance, Calif.-based coffee roaster Farmer Bros. Co., which had tried to deny workers' comp benefits to an employee who was in the country illegally.
Farmers Bros. argued that federal immigration laws superseded the state's workers' compensation system.
The plaintiff, Rafael Ruiz, 35, claimed he injured his shoulders, back, neck and hands by lifting sacks of coffee beans. There was no immediate comment from Farmer Bros.
Wonder if this guy who couldn't handle sacks of coffee beans without hurting himself scaled a border fence with no trouble? Wonder what portion of his W/C payments will go back to Mexico in the form of remittances?Tags: Politics, Current Affairs, California, Homeland Security, Mexico, Immigration, nation of immigrants, News and politics, News, Latino news