Officials raid Humble plant for illegal immigrants

31 01 2007

Cross posted from My Country My View

So there was another raid this morning right here in my area.

I’m sure it won’t be long before we start hearing about how ILLEGAL CRIMINAL INVADERS rights have been violated.

Yeah like they have any.
I say as human beings we all have rights.
But as far as being ILLEGAL you know that you are breaking the law so you know that you also have to pay the price.
I personallly am glad for the work being done.

I feel for the families that have to go through this, but their are also American families that need these jobs.
Big companies like this is where lots of ILLEGAL CRIMINAL IVADERS are at yes.

But has anyone been inside the fast-food places recently?
Oh boy if you don’t speak Spanish forget about ordering.
Do you know how hard it is for teens to get a regular after school job?
I say we hit them all and give these jobs back to the AMERICANS and I don’t care who gets pissed!!!!

Officials raid Humble plant for illegal immigrants | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

By KEVIN MORAN
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

An immigration raid took place early this morning at the Republic Waste Services in Humble with 48 people taken into federal custody.

“We’re conducting an enforcement action,” said Luisa Deason, a spokeswoman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Two buses marked as being with the Department of Homeland Security left the plant, located at 2010 Wilson at Marine, at 9:07 a.m. after a raid that workers said began at least three hours earlier.

Will Flower, a spokesman for the Fla.-based company said the raid resulted in both staff and workers from temporary agencies being detained. “We believe we are in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.”

Flower said the company had prior problems with immigration in 2005, resulting in a change of management at the plant. In 2006, they worked to ensure every employee was properly documented, requiring them to “produce verification” that they’re eligible.

David Portillo, a worker at the company, said the raid came as a complete surprise: “Some of us were in the trucks, warming them up, waiting for helpers or what not. Then we seen the helicopters and all of a sudden the parking lot was full of immigration.”

He described the experience as “very frightening” to everyone.

“I didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “It’s very frightening because it’s something you don’t have control over.”

Joe Rozema, who’s worked at Republic for two years, described the seen as “chaotic.”

He said officials had asked everyone to gather in one area of the plant, where they were individually questioned to determine immigration status.

“I showed them my driver’s license and my social security card,” said Rozema. He said officials gave him a blue plastic bracelet to wear and gave those they determined to be here illegally a yellow bracelet.

Rozema said he thought the company’s problems with immigration issues had all been resolved.

“I was really surprised,” Rozema said. “We had a problem here last year around Christmas time (2005) and we got basically all new management.”

“The management’s doing the best that they can do and I thought everything was kind of cleaned up,” Rozema said.

At 10:35, a driver of a Republic truck leaving the plant to go to work said federal officials still were checking some workers’ legal status inside the plant.

Drivers and assistants apparently were allowed to take trucks out on their routes after they passed federal muster. Another truck rolled out of the plant every few minutes as the morning progressed.

As some of Portillo’s co-workers were taken into custody, he said they asked him to try and contact their families.

Flower said the company has yet to learn why some workers were detained. “It could be as simple as they came to work without their green card,” he said.

Flower said prospective employees can show more than two dozen documents to support their claim that they are legal workers. “If those documents reasonably appear to be genuine and related to the person presenting them, we have to accept them, ” Flower said.

He added, however, that the company has no oversight on how temporary staffing agencies, which provide workers to Republic, comply with federal regulations.
kevin.moran@chron.com

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This Is What I’m Talking About!

31 01 2007

Cross posted from My Country My View

Iraqi family caught crossing border illegally | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle

Ya see this is what I’m talking about.
Concerned Americans like myself are often called racists and so many other names that I don’t care to mention and most people think that we are only against Illegal Immigrants from Mexico.


Ok so you think this, go ahead but we still have the problem of not only Mexican’s (I know someone will be offended by this) but also OTM’S this is one of the best examples of what is going on in our country.

ANYONE can get through.
I am not saying that these people are terrorist so don’t even go there.

The point I am trying to make is that if they can get through then anyone can.
So they got caught but how many haven’t?
Now what????

From Chron.com


Iraqi family caught crossing border illegally

HARLINGEN — An Iraqi family was caught within miles of the Rio Grande after crossing the border illegally, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman said today.

The family of five was caught about 7:45 p.m. Saturday near U.S. Highway 281 in Pharr, said Oscar Saldana of the Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S. Border Patrol.

Computer searches revealed no ties to terrorism, and the family was being processed for deportation, Saldana said.

“They were run through our databases. No derogatory information came back,” he said.

Saldana said the family was in the custody of Customs and Immigration Enforcement as of today.

Saldana confirmed the capture after an anonymous tip was phoned in to the Valley Morning Star newspaper.

He said he could not disclose whether there had been similar apprehensions of Iraqi nationals within the sector.

He said he also could not say whether the family claimed they were coming for religious reasons, as did 11 Iraqis caught with illegal passports last week in Northern Mexico.

“I can only tell you they were processed for removal proceedings,” he said.

The 11 Iraqis were arrested at the Monterrey, Mexico, airport, headed to California.

None appeared on terrorist watch lists, and they told authorities they were Chaldean Christians trying to get to California were they would request asylum, an immigration official said.

They were being held at an immigration detention center in Mexico City on charges of using false documents.

Chaldean Christians have a sizable community in southern California and frequently try to enter the United States through Mexico, saying they face persecution in Iraq.

Also posting today on my favorite subject.

Another Military Base caught with illegals working – Naval Air Station Key West
From Bear Creek Ledger.


Tyson sued over illegals – From Morning Coffee

And

Also from Morning Coffee – Comprehensive Shamnesty

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Comprehensive Shamnesty

30 01 2007

Cross posted by   Morning Coffee

With the Democratic majority in both the House and Senate Shamnesty may become a reality.  I hope I am wrong… it has happened before once or twice…  It seems as though politicians feel the best way to fight crime is to eliminate the laws… No Laws no Criminals…

Conditions are ripe for immigration reform

President Bush, trotting out his latest domestic initiatives during last week’s State of the Union address, renewed the push for an immigration overhaul.

Here is where Bush may have his best chance for success across the partisan divide, and he deserves credit for once again bringing the issue to the forefront.

Bush called on Congress to pass comprehensive reform. Addressing the problem of illegal immigration and “delivering a secure, productive, orderly and fair system” is a must, he said.

Bush faces opposition from Republicans such as Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, who view reform proposals as rewarding illegal immigration with amnesty.

Citizenship paths may stall immigration overhaul

With a new Democratic-controlled Congress and a president newly committed to bipartisan accomplishments, prospects for an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws have never seemed brighter.

But reform efforts could stumble over the stickiest issue: how to craft a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that will win the support of lawmakers who draw the line at “amnesty.”

In the House, where these conservatives could derail a bill, the job of finding that middle ground falls to Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who heads the immigration subcommittee.

And the Minot Daily News offers an article that in the Last paragraph said it better than I ever could have..

Clearly, action needs to be taken concerning immigration reform. But it should not be a vote for failure, in effect granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants who continue to thumb their noses at our laws, then have the audacity to seek amnesty. Instead, lawmakers should enact reforms intended to make our borders more secure.

Unfortunately with the Shamnesty proponents in the House, Senate and the White House odds are that some form of Immigration Reform that includes Amnesty for the 12 million criminals here illegally will be enacted.

Here are some other CAII Posts:

Enforcing Immigration Laws – Return to Sender from Liberally Conservative, Take Back Georgia has More on Gang Violence in Georgia Schools, See Bear Creek Ledger for Another Military Base caught with illegals working – Naval Air Station Key West & Double Barreled Opinions has Here we go again, A Call To Reunite by Illegal Immigrants!

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Tyson sued over illegals

30 01 2007

Cross posted by Morning Coffee

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A lawsuit that contends Tyson Foods depressed wages by hiring illegal immigrants and should pay damages to legal workers will go to trial in March 2008, a judge said Monday in a conference with attorneys.

The lawsuit contends Tyson hired illegal immigrants at eight plants since April 1998.

U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier set the March 3, 2008, trial date after agreeing to allow an attorney for the world’s largest meat company time to file a motion challenging the makeup of the class of plaintiffs before the court involves a mediator to attempt reaching a settlement.

“My client is not inclined to participate in anything that would lead to a settlement,” said Tyson’s lead attorney, Tom Green of Washington, D.C. Green said the legal fight is “about costing Tyson millions of dollars to be in a case we believe we ought not to be in.”

I agree with Mr Green in one respect… Tyson Foods is in a case they should not be in… They should have hired LEGAL workers.

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Here we go again, A Call To Reunite by Illegal Immigrants!

30 01 2007

Cross posted from   Double Barreled Opinions

It’s been a while, OK, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted anything, but that does not mean I no longer care about this issue. Quite the opposite. Below is an email that I received at an email address I have that is “Hispanic friendly”… in other words I’ve gotten on email lists that get pro immigration emails. The email below really makes me mad. I think we should do our best to shut this thing down.
Until next time,
Recoil

Below is the email:

Subject: Stop breaking up our families! A call to reunite

Hola all:
Thousands of hard working immigrants are being deported by ICE.
The constitutional and civil rights of thousands of immigrants are violated.
Thousands are abused while being detained.
You know too well the situation that our immigrant communities are facing.

We are organizing our efforts to “Demand a Moratorium on Deportations”.
We are organizing to stop violations of constitutional and civil rights.

Just like last year we made history by stopping HR4437 with rallies on April
10th with one of the most powerful actions that we did together, now we are
coordinating a national day of press conferences and are inviting you to be
part of it. Please participate in our next conference call:

DATE: Friday, February 2nd, 2007
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Noon Central, 11 am Mtn, 10 am pacific
Call-in #: 1-712-580-1100; password: 032706

The call will be for 1 hour and 15 minutes (we will start on time), It will
be a decision making meeting
An agenda will be sent to you as soon as you confirm (please confirm by
emailing back to juancarlos@core.com Or calling (414) 758-0600

Please let us know ASAP so we do not run out of phone lines

We already have commitments from 15 cities to be involved in this action.
Some Faith, Labor and grassroots groups are already committed

Once again let’s stand up together!
Sincerely
Judith Chávez-Parks (Ga-Bí)
Media Coordinator
Fair Inmigration Reform
(910) 347-5061 USA-NC

**This was a production of

The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration
(CAII). If you would like to
participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards,
email the coalition and let me know
at what level you would like to participate.





HELP WANTED: Would you pick Apples for $25 an hour?

30 01 2007

Cross Posted from   Stiknstein   has no mercy

The Agriculture Industry needs immigrants to do the $50,000 per year jobs that Americans wont do.

Jack King, manager of national affairs for the California Farm Bureau Federation said,
“Labor shortages are becoming more pronounced and severe in California. Currently in the Imperial Valley and in Yuma, Ariz., farmers are paying up to $25 an hour for workers and they still can’t find adequate supplies.

AND CONGRESS IS LISTENING TO ‘EM…..

” We’ve tried and tried but nobody seems to want these $50,000 per year positions.” a California grower complained. We’d rather hire Americans, but we’ve run out of poor people. Everybody these days just makes too much money. We’re hoping we can lure some Mexicans from their high paying jobs down there.We think this Amnesty bill is just the answer.”
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Here’s what they are saying:SOURCE

Barry Bedwell, president of the California Grape and Tree Fruit League:

“We have in mind to reinvigorate the immigration reform issue and specifically, by re-introducing AgJOBS, we hope to bring the whole concept of comprehensive immigration reform to the forefront,”

Tim Chelling, a spokesman for Western Growers Assoc.:

“There is a golden window of opportunity here. It is high time – the workers deserve it, the farmers deserve it and the nation deserves it.”

Jack King, manager of national affairs for the California Farm Bureau Federation:

King said labor shortages are becoming more pronounced and severe in California. Currently in the Imperial Valley and in Yuma, Ariz., farmers are paying up to $25 an hour for workers and they still can’t find adequate supplies.
“We think that the current leadership is more disposed to this problem. That was the problem this past year. Some members did not want to deal with it. Their constituents were demanding tighter borders and not legalization,” King said. “We think the current leadership is more open on that. We’re optimistic this is the time to get the job done.”

A Democrat spokesman noted:
“WOW…..JUST WOW…….These guys have hearts of gold …….If only there were some Americans willing to take a pay cut and help them out. I know $50,000 isn’t that much, but it would mean so much to the country. If Amnesty and open borders is what it takes, well…..Congress will do what it can.”

Amnesty supporters think they’ve got a better than even chance of passing it in spite of overwhelming public resistance. Agribusiness wants Amnesty, and The Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act (HR 371 and S. 237), this session’s Amnesty bill, has been introduced and quickly hidden in committee.
A couple of us at CAII spent the afternoon trying to find out anything on the progress of this Bill and came up empty.

Sen. Dianne Feinstine and her (co Sponsors), have sent this bill to the Judiciary Committee where they are …….well, we don’t know what is going on because no one is talking about it……..(Well except produce growers who claim they can’t find people who’ll work for $25/ hr.)

That’s just one of the Lies the Agriculture industry is using to get this Bill passed.
HERE’S WHAT IT WILL DO ………SOURCE
1) Grants Amnesty and Permanent Residency to any illegal immigrant who has worked 150 days in the last 2 years.
2) ) Grants Amnesty and Permanent Residency to the spouses and minor children of these illegal immigrants.
3) Exempts these illegal aliens from prosecution for social security-related identity or payment false statements if such conduct occurred prior to the granting of blue card status. (So if they stole your identity and screwed up your life they CAN’T BE PROSECUTED.)
4) Provides Amnesty to the Employers who have hired these illegal immigrants over the years.

Source

But a job recruiting specialist was frank:
” This is the kind of total package you need in the competitive produce picking industry. Sure $50,000 sounds like a lot, but if we can get Congress to sweeten the deal with the immunity from prosecution and citizenship percs, we should be able to get a lot of the Social Security Fraud and Identity thief felons to give us serious consideration.

AAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

This is a bad bill……..and they’re hiding it in committee because they know it’s bad.

The folks who raise race horses and grow your peaches and tomatoes, want to let someone who Crossed into your country illegally, stole your Identity…ruined your credit, and got you in trouble with the IRS, off scot free, then reward ‘em, their spouses, and their kids with citizenship. Oh yeah…..employers get amnesty from prosecution too….heh.

AGRIBUSINESS IS MAKING UP THE LIES AND THE CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE GOING ALONG FOR THE VOTES….

RIGHHHHHHHHHHHT. $25 DOLLARS AN HOUR……if you believe that………..But this is the money QUOTE

” Some members did not want to deal with it. Their constituents were demanding tighter borders and not legalization…….
We think the current leadership is more open on that.”

” Some members did not want to deal with it. Their constituents were demanding tighter borders and not legalization…….
We think the current leadership is more open on that.”

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“Some members did not want to deal with it. Their constituents were demanding tighter borders and not legalization……
We think the current leadership is more open on that.”

“Some members did not want to deal with it. Their constituents were demanding tighter borders and not legalization…..
We think the current leadership is more open on that.”

TRANSLATION: “In the previous Congress, members represented the wishes of their CONSTITUENTS. We believe the current leadership is more willing to ignore those pesky constituents and do what WE tell ‘em to.”
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Guess the hundreds of legal American citizens that lined up for the jobs at Swift are kicking themselves for not holding out for those $50,000/ yr produce picking jobs.

Full Text of the Invisibill HR 371 is HERE
The Senate version is HERE
AND IN CASE YOU FEEL LIKE A PHONE CALL:
THESE ARE THE SENATE (co-sponsors) S.237
Sen Boxer, Barbara
Sen Craig, Larry E.
Sen Kennedy, Edward M.
Sen Obama, Barack
Sen Specter, Arlen
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Sen Hagel, Chuck
Sen Martinez, Mel
Sen Salazar,
Sen Voinovich, George V.

REPUBLICAN (co-sponsors)IN THE HOUSE HR 371

Devin Nunes (R-CA)
John R. Randy Kuhl, Jr (R-NY)
Putnam, Adam H (R-Fl)
Thomas M. Reynolds (R-NY)
James T. Walsh (R-NY)
Chris Cannon (R – UT)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R – FL)
Wayne T. Gilchrest (R-MD)
Ray LaHood (R – IL)
John M. McHugh (R-NY)
George Radanovich (R-CA)

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(CAII).

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Another Military Base caught with illegals working – Naval Air Station Key West

30 01 2007

Cross posted from   Bear Creek Ledger

Immigration arrests 13 at naval station – I can now this to a growing list where illegal aliens working for defense contractors have been arrested on military bases.

KEY WEST – An investigation by federal authorities last week led to the arrests of 13 individuals at the Naval Air Station Key West, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Among those picked up, the agency said, were Mexican nationals Victor Morales-Echavarria, 24, and Miguel Delangeo, 23, who were undocumented and ‘’in possession of fraudulent’’ green cards. The U.S. attorney’s office agreed to prosecute the matter, ICE said.

Two other men were arrested on outstanding state warrants and nine on state fraudulent identifications charges, the agency said.

More than 120 individuals who did not have proper naval IDs were escorted off the base. All those arrested and escorted off base were employed by general contractors, the agency said.

Most recent posting on illegal aliens caught working on military bases.

l:Senator Jeff Sessions (R,AL) has attached an amendment to the Senate Minimum Wage bil

Business lobbyists believe lawmakers will ultimately strip from Senate minimum wage legislation any sanctions against companies caught hiring illegal immigrants. Whether they can keep it out of immigration law is another matter. The Senate, by a 94-0 vote Thursday, inserted a federal contracting ban for businesses that violate immigration laws into a bill that would raise the federal floor on hourly pay from $5.15 to $7.25 over two years,” the AP reported. “Under the provision, offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., companies caught hiring illegal workers while on a federal contract would be banned from government work for 10 years. Other companies discovered with illegal workers would be prohibited from getting federal contracts for seven years.”

Course as you can see business lobbyists are confident they will derail this amendment.

h/t Stein Report

Other news from CAII:

From Brian at the Uncooperative Blogger

Look, Illegal Immigrants are SUPPOSED to be FINED $5000.00 for ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSING !! Here is a PICTURE to PROVE it ! It is written in English AND Spanish !!! Now some in Congress want to LOWER the Fine to $2000.00 for their guaranteed pathway to citizenship ( IE To BUY a US Citizenship and have ALL their crimes washed away )

Well, we all know that this is quite the farce!

About Border Angels from Right Truth

Minimum Wage with Illegal Immigration Teeth from Liberally Conservative

Enforcing Immigration Laws – Return to Sender from Liberally Conservative

More Gang Violence in GA Schools from Takeback Georgia

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