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800 Undocumented Workers Lost Their Jobs At A Chicago Bakery After Immigration Raid

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If you’d like to see the economic effects of our current immigration crackdown, look no further than a Chicago bakery that lost 800 workers to an ICE raid. According to several news reports, Cloverhill Bakery — a Swiss-owned bakery with a branch in Chicago — announced that 35 percent of their workers will have to be replaced after immigration officials conducted a raid there sometime earlier this year.

The company that owns Cloverhill, Aryzta AG, wasn’t specific on when the actual raid took place, but their annual report shows a financial loss during the summer. The bakery, which supplies hamburger buns to McDonald’s, saw a 7 percent decrease in sales as a result of the raid, and according to Aryzta AG CEO Kevin Toland, that will trickle down to higher prices for the consumer.

“It’s proceeding very, very slowly because it’s like having a brand new factory and a brand new workforce,” Toland said to The Chicago Tribune. “That’s presenting a lot of challenges, as you can imagine.”

As the company attempts to stabilize, they are now working to garner a whole new staff and raise their wages. According to a local Chicago news affiliate, all of this has caused the bakery to lose $21 million.

H/T: Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost

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After Posting Photos With His Boyfriend, Jenni Rivera's Youngest Son Comes Out As Bisexual

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After Posting Photos With His Boyfriend, Jenni Rivera’s Youngest Son Comes Out As Bisexual

“I am in a gay relationship right now and I am in love with this person.”

Johnny Lopez, the youngest son of the late Jenni Rivera, caused a social media storm over Thanksgiving weekend after sharing photos of he and his boyfriend. The 16-year-old decided to open up about his sexuality and address the backlash in an interview with Universo.

He recorded the video with his supportive sister, Chiquis Rivera, sitting by his side. The siblings addressed the negative reactions, and Lopez came out as bisexual, explaining that he never actually felt like he was hiding. Rather, just trying to figure himself out.

“I’ve been dealing with this part of myself for a long time now,” he says, addressing that he has dated both men and women. “I still don’t know my preference, personally.”

“But I do know that I love [my boyfriend] a lot,” he adds. “I’ve been in love with him for two years now. And I’m happy. I’m really happy. It’s the happiest I’ve ever been.”

The siblings did talk about their mother and the reaction they think she might have had to the news if she were still alive. Rivera assumed the role of protective older sister and called out the haters in the video.

“This is one of the reasons that I think that mom was afraid or just didn’t want that lifestyle for her children,” Rivera says. “Unfortunately, I’ve seen that since this news has come out. There have been some really mean people that say really mean things. I want to tell those people that I am going to pray for you.”

Rivera expressed her pride in her brother, especially considering scary it is for so many to accept themselves or come out of the closet. But she’s got his back.

“I’m here to support him and to love him,” she says. “I’m always going to do that. I’m proud of you because it take some balls, honestly, to come out and you’re so young.”

“I wanted to make this video first for everyone to understand me,” says Lopez.

Get it, Johnny. Be proud of who you are. You have an entire community that supports you and your boyfriend. ?

READ: After Attending A Gay Friend’s Wedding, Jenni Rivera’s Sister Says She Made A Mistake

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