Ice Ice, Baby !

12 12 2006

Cross Posted by World of INMUSCATINE

My Way News – ICE Agents Raid Processing Plants:

Six Swift processing facilities were raided Tuesday, in Greeley; Grand Island, Neb.; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minn., representing all of Swift’s domestic beef processing capacity and 77 percent of its pork processing capacity.

No charges had been filed against the company.

“Swift has never condoned the employment of unauthorized workers, nor have we ever knowingly hired such individuals,” Swift & Co. President and CEO Sam Rovit said in a statement.

IF we enforced illegal immigration the way I wanted to enforce it, every dime of wealth to Mr. Rovit’s name would be in the possession of the government right about now.

The only reason I don’t believe we should drag Mr. Rovit out in the street and shoot him is the fact he may be right. The government may come down on you like the proverbial ton of bricks if you dig too much or too hard to find out if someone is an illegal alien. That is why I favor federal legislation removing all obstacles from an employer finding out if you are an American citizen, or not.

The flip side is what we – the people – get from the deal. If you are caught with an illegal alien in your employ, you lose it all. Right down to the clothes on your back. Every scrap of wealth you own or control is forfeited to the state or local government where the business is based.

If it is a big, multinational corporation with locations in every state then we apply the death penalty to the corporation. Liquidation followed by disbursement of the funds to all registered stockholders.

We dump the restrictions on checking, but if you get caught you kiss it all good-bye. Seems like a fair trade to me.

Bennett said ICE officials didn’t notify the sheriff’s department about the raid. “They didn’t ask for our help,” he said. “We were lucky to find out.”

Good! This meant you couldn’t tip off the illegals ahead of time either.

At Grand Island, Police Chief Steve Lamken said he refused to let his officers take part in the raid.
“When this is all over, we’re still here taking care of our community and if I have a significant part of my population that’s fearful and won’t call us then that’s not good for our community,” he said.

Then I submit that Chief Lamken needs to find another line of work. Chief, you are supposed to be protecting US, not THEM !!

Then there is the DM Register take on the Marshalltown raid :

The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement saying that “large numbers of illegal aliens” may have used the Social Security numbers of U.S. citizens and legal residents to get jobs at the Swift plants.

The statement said Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators have identified “hundreds of potential victims” of the scheme. The number of arrests at the Swift operations will be released Wednesday, officials said.

… “may have”? Oh, GMAFB ! They had to get the SS numbers from somewhere. And if the comments on the story are any indications, the illegals aren’t going to get many shoulders to cry on in Iowa. That is especially true for the ones who claim to be victims of ID Theft.

Other blogs covering this story :

Morning Coffee, and Stiknstein. Take Back Georgia has an Open Letter to ICE.

Round-up of Links :

Denver Post – Feds raid Greeley meat plant in nationwide sweep

St. Paul Pioneer Press – ICE agents raid Worthington plant, five others

Deseret News – Agents raid meat plants in Utah, other states

Dallas Morning News – Special Report : Cactus, Texas

KETV 7 Omaha – Grand Island Police Refuse To Help With Raid

KWWL 7 Cedar Rapids reports the raid was code-named “Operation Wagon Train”. Further, a news conference is scheduled for tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Tom Tancredo’s statement on the ICE Raids :

“I congratulate all law enforcement agencies involved in the successful raid. My hope at this point is that the U.S. government has the courage to prosecute the Swift & Company executives who may have been complicit in their hiring.”

When something of this scale happens, it’s pretty likely that the plant managers were aware of it, often with the consent of management.”

**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 us know at what level you would like to participate.**

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