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Greyhound asks employees to be racists

Racist policy at Greyhound - As you read this take the word "Undocumented Immigrants" or "Illegal Aliens" and replace it with any ethincity.
Greyhound to Fire Employees Who Sell Tix to Undocumented Immigrants

The Greyhound bus company, the nation's largest intercity bus company, has threatened to fire employees who sell bus tickets to undocumented immigrants. The company's so-called "Transportation of Illegal Aliens" policy warns Greyhound's customer service employees to beware of people in large groups, moving in single file and traveling with little or no luggage. It says other telltale signs include people "trying to hide or stay out of plain view" or large groups led by a "guide" who holds everyone's tickets. Greyhound also says immigrant smugglers give themselves away by calling bus stations to ask if immigration authorities are present, and by loitering, repeatedly buying large numbers of tickets for other people and using phrases like, "These guys just crossed the line," "my cargo," and "I've got to move my people." The policy warns that failure to comply could result in the employee's firing and possibly arrest. The policy was largely unknown outside the company until La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper in Los Angeles, reported on it earlier this month.

from G-hound website
Greyhound Corporate office
972-789-7000
P.O. Box 660362
Dallas, TX 75266-036

News media can reach a Greyhound spokesperson at 972-789-7204 or 972-789-7206.
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reposted from these sources:

(first link is in Spanish, use  http://babelfish.altavista.com/ to translate)

 link to www.laopinion.com

 http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/23/1338227
Someone should translate this into Spanish and post it in Mexico 23.Sep.2005 19:37

Miami

It instructs illegal immigrants on how not to act if they want to travel on Greyhound. On the other hand, next time I take Greyhound, I will try out acting as described and then sue them when they try to prevent me from buying a ticket.

HAVEN'T WE BEEN HERE BEFORE? 24.Sep.2005 01:02

XYBORG XYBORG7@MSN.COM

Well.....

DR. J BREAKS IT DOWN
DR. J BREAKS IT DOWN

INS in Texas has been searching buses for years 24.Sep.2005 23:46

rAT

They board in places like El Paso and near the New mexico border, asking every passenger where they were born, including elderly white people. I've seen them drag Mexicans right off the bus. This has been going on for years. But most Greyhound drivers are pretty decent. Just more creeping Nazi shit. In Memphis the DEA comes on board to do random hand luggage searches in the name of 'anti-terrorism'. You don't have to let them look, but they can delay you so you miss your bus and ruin your trip.

maybe they're more sensitive to 25.Sep.2005 05:24

racial profiling now

The INS raided a Greyhound I rode through Texas in the '90s sometime. I don't remember the exact year. They only hassled Mexican-looking guys and they took at least one off the bus. The white guy sitting next to me joked that we could both be Russian spies who didn't even speak English and they'd never have noticed.

Greyhound's Narcisstic Racism 26.Sep.2005 02:35

a useless eater

This should be no surprise at all, especially
considering the fact that the Vatican is the
owner of Greyhound Bus Lines.