Illegal immigrants win suit but face deportation

January 13, 2000
For nine Holiday Inn Express housekeepers from Mexico, U.S. law cuts both ways. 
     They helped unionize their fellow housekeepers at the hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Soon afterward, the hotel fired them and reported them to the Immigration and Naturalization Service as illegal aliens. 
     Last week, the nine workers won a $72,000 settlement from the hotel in the first case in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission intervened on behalf of illegal immigrants. 
     But they still are almost certain to be deported to Mexico.