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Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

100 suspected illegal workers arrested in raid

May 23, 2007

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— Federal immigration agents raided a poultry plant Tuesday morning and arrested more than 100 workers who are believed to be illegal immigrants.

Most of those arrested at the George's processing plant in rural Butterfield were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, said Pete Baird, an agent in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations office in Kansas City.

The arrests were part of a probe into identity theft and false documents, including stolen Social Security numbers, allegedly used by illegal immigrants, Baird said.

Three people pleaded guilty this year to Social Security fraud as part of the same investigation, and one person has been indicted, Baird said.

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Dambudzo 6 years, 11 months ago

Prostitution and drug trafficking are already part of our economy. Where have you been"

Neither bothers me.

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RonaldWilson 6 years, 11 months ago

Good job, Feds. Do it again. And again, and again, and again........

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Agnostick 6 years, 11 months ago

Housing contractors, too.

And don't forget Dodge City and Garden City...

These employers need to be paying proper taxes on EVERYONE they hire, not just the handful of managers and supervisors that are "on the grid."

It's not fair to the other business owners--especially the smaller, law-abiding ones that would like to someday be owners of "big businesses," too.

--Ag

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75x55 6 years, 11 months ago

So, when are they going to hit some of the landscaping companies?

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Agnostick 6 years, 11 months ago

So then, anything that's "part of our economy" is okay with you? Anything and everything?

Drug trafficking is "part of our economy"... it provides jobs for people.

Prostitution is "part of our economy"... it gives women with certain "gifts" a chance to improve their economic situation.

Organized crime is "part of our economy"... it provides a supportive work environment for those in the "family business."

I agree that your pennies won't be in your pocket for long. The current group of Republicans are bloating our government with unnecessary spending... and you'll soon be giving over those pennies, as well as emptying your wallet, to pay for the social services that are being slowly devoured by illegals.

--Ag

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Dambudzo 6 years, 11 months ago

Illegals are part of our economy. Whats the big deal. Soon they will proclaimed legal and we all will be paying for their healthcare, prisons, housing etc.

Those fews pennies in my pocket will only be there for a short time.

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Agnostick 6 years, 11 months ago

Dambudzo, if people want to come here from other nations to work, live, raise their families etc., we have a system of immigration laws and procedures in place for these people. In fact, many immigrants make use of this system every year; this, while we ignore the smuggling on ship containers, 18-wheelers, and of course, the gaping holes along our border with Mexico.

Why do you insist on being a hypocrite about our laws, Dambudzo? Do you think certain laws should be ignored just so you can save 50 cents on a 3-lb. package of frozen chicken breasts at Wal-Mart?

Why do you insist, Dambudzo, on giving American jobs over to people who will do them for lower wages, and in poorer, more dangerous working conditions?

Seems to me that you are the one who insists on treating these folks like "chattel"... just so you can have a few more pennies jangling around in your pocket.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com http://www.uscentrist.org

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mick 6 years, 11 months ago

This problem will not go away until we make hiring illegal immigrants a felony and enforce it. The US Chamber of Commerce is the force behind non-enforcement and they will sell out this country for a few thousand dollars for their members.

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werekoala 6 years, 11 months ago

Ni-i-i-ce. They don't even say the name of the plant that they were found at.

And yet we've got towns in Texas convinced that they are going to a guy who owns a couple of duplexes to do the job that we won't hold major employers accountable to do.

Keep on screwing the little guys.

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Dambudzo 6 years, 11 months ago

Why do you insist illegals be treated as chattel?

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Agnostick 6 years, 11 months ago

And what of the plants managers, owners? Apparently, they didn't even get a warning.

Which means they'll run right back to the street corner next week and hire another 100 illegals, and continue to defraud our nation of proper employment taxes.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com http://www.uscentrist.org

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