Thursday, April 20, 2006

Immigration Crackdown

From the New York Times. This is what happens when you vote for someone like GWB:

U.S. Cracks Down on Hiring of Illegal Immigrants
Published: April 20, 2006

WASHINGTON, April 20 — The apprehension on Wednesday of more than 1,100 illegal immigrants employed by a Houston-based pallet supply company, as well as the arrest of seven of its managers, represents the kickoff of a more aggressive federal immigration enforcement campaign intended to hold employers accountable for breaking the law, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today.

Saying the hiring by companies nationwide of millions of undocumented workers is often a form of organized crime, Mr. Chertoff, a former federal prosecutor, said the government will now attempt to combat the practice with techniques similar to those used to try to shut down the mob.

"We target those organizations, we use intelligence to define the scope of the organization, and then we use all of the tools we have — whether it's criminal enforcement or the immigration laws — to make sure we come down as hard as possible and break the back of those organizations," Mr. Chertoff said during a news conference at the headquarters of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division.

The news conference came the day after immigration officials apprehended 1,187 illegal immigrants who worked in 26 states for IFCO Systems North America, a company that supplies plastic and wood pallets used to ship everything from produce to pet food.


This is great. I'm so glad the US Government is spending my tax dollars cracking down on these "horrible" people that want to immigrate to the US. These are hard working people who want to support their families by earning a bit of money to send home to loved ones. They would pay taxes if they were allowed to. All they want to do is hard labor for low pay. Doing the jobs that American don't really want and keeping the economy rolling. The worst thing about this is that every single one of the people screaming for more immigration enforcement are descendants of an immigrant.

To these people: remember the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.


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