Gloria Allred is still on television peddling her argument that Meg Whitman should have known that her housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan was illegal because of a letter the Social Security Administration sent to Whitman and her husband saying that Santillan’s social security number didn’t match up with their records. Last night Greta did a masterful job slicing and dicing Allred’s case into tiny pieces.
I have a few questions about Allred’s claim. How should this letter have been a red flag regarding Santillan’s immigration status? First, we don’t even know if Whitman even saw the letter. Second, the letter itself said that it was not a statement on the employee’s immigration status and if an employer took adverse actions toward the employee they would have been subject to legal action. Third, even if Whitman did see the letter, why would she automatically jump to the conclusion this meant Nicky was illegal? Santillan’s documents were in order as far as Whitman was concerned. Also Whitman hired her through an employment agency, which gave her documents even more credibility. Fourth, what if Santillan were white, Anglo-Saxon, and protestant, would Allred still insist that the letter should have raised a red flag for Ms.Whitman that Santillan was illegal? I seriously doubt it. So why should Meg Whitman have jumped to the conclusion that Ms. Santillan was illegal? The only possible answer was that she is Latina.
Since when did Gloria Allred become a fan of racial profiling?