ICE Raid Nabs 34 Suspected Illegal Immigrants
All 34 suspected illegal immigrants were arrested while working on the new Tennessee Air National guard facility. News of the arrests was enough to give air travelers we spoke with a case of homeland insecurity. “Illegal immigrants should not be working on a secure installation,” said Darryl Johnson.
Federal officials say all the immigrants are from Mexico. They’ve been taken to an East Memphis facility for processing and face deportation.
When asked if security of the new Tennessee Air National Guard facility was compromised , Temple Black, spokesman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said, “Not that we know. That’s why it’s still under investigation. We’ll find out as we go along.”
Federal investigators are still trying to determine which contractors are at fault for making the hires. The issue is complicated because there are four primary contractors and dozens of subcontractors working on the $215 million dollar project.
At least two of the contractors we spoke with, APAC and Reliable, say they do background checks and none of the contractors work for them.
A spokesman for Alberici construction company says they do identification checks and haven’t been notified by federal authorities.
Well, Whoopdedo! Imagine that!
Now check out this story, Mexico coming to protest Arizona’s new state employer sanctions lawsArizona has a tough, new state employer sanctions law to discourage illegal immigration. It’s called the Legal Arizona Workers Act and it prohibits employers from knowingly employing unauthorized aliens; requires the Attorney General and county Attorney to investigate complaints about employers who hire unauthorized aliens; and makes it unlawful for a person to file false and frivolous complaints against an employer. If an employer knowingly employs an unauthorized alien, the act requires that the employer’s business license be permanently revoked. It requires employers to verify their employees through a free federal basic pilot program. The act makes it a crime to take the identity of another to obtain employment.The federal courts have refused to block the law, causing an uproar among the open-borders lobbyists.Know who else is complaining? A delegation of Mexican lawmakers, who crossed the border and traveled to Tucson to lobby (Hat tip – reader Ray):
A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora traveled to Tucson to make the case against Arizona’s new employer sanctions law[.]
The lawmakers say it will have a devastating [e]ffect on the Mexican state.
Whose problem is that?
At a news conference Tuesday, they said Sonora cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers in Arizona return to their hometowns without jobs or money.
Again: Whose problem is that?
And how the heck do they think this country is handling the problems with our schools,hospitals, and homes as we lose jobs and money? Uh…have you not heard? American citizens opinions just don’t count in their book, go ahead…make my day…break the law, just bring home the money and bacon honey…all your expenses are covered by the U.S. free schools, hospitalization, why go on have your babies there and then you can stay without any fuss about applying for legal status like Americans have to do in other countries or like the many who have applied and are waiting in line.
The law, which took effect Jan.1, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don’t have valid legal documents to work in the United States.
Businesses found violating the law face suspension or loss of a business license.
The lawmakers were to travel to Phoenix Wednesday for a breakfast meeting with Hispanic legislators.
They’re expected to tell them how the law will affect Mexican families on both sides of the border.
“How can they pass a law like this?” asked Mexican Rep. Leticia Amparano Gamez, who represents Nogales.
It’s the American democratic process. Look it up.
“There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,” Amparano said in Spanish.
And her point is?
Amparano said the Sonoran legislators are already asking the federal government of Mexico for help. Rep. Florencio Diaz Armenta, coordinator of the delegation, represents the agricultural rich San Luis, Rio Colorado, area south of Yuma which employs some 28,000 legal Mexican workers.
“What do we do with the repatriated?” he asked.
One more time: Whose problem is that?
Of course, we know they are heading to the other states, especially Texas.. what a crock! Get ready for tax increases, we are about to go broke and big brother needs more of your hard earned cash to pay for it.