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TERRORISM: Feds Nab 57 Illegal Immigrants in Risk-Sensitive Jobs

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posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 12:06 PM
Fifty-Seven illegal immigrants were arrested by the Department of Homeland Security last month for working in high risk-sensitive facilities and airports around the US, giving emphasis to concerns that slipshod employment background checks are leaving huge security gaps for terrorists to exploit. Almost all used counterfeit or altered driver's licenses and Social Security cards to obtain security clearances. Each and every one worked in security-sensitive areas - whether beyond passenger screening checkpoints at airports or in close propinquity to nuclear reactors according to federal authorities.
WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department arrested 57 illegal immigrants last month working at airports and other risk-sensitive facilities around the country, underscoring concerns that lax employment background checks are leaving a security breach for terrorists to exploit.

In one example, a Peruvian was hired as an airplane mechanic in Greensboro, N.C., using a fake Social Security card he bought for $70 on a soccer field, according to court documents. In another, a Florida power plant was alerted to a Mexican working at its nuclear facility only after being tipped off by labor union employees, company officials said.

"Because many of them have utilized fraudulent documents, we don't know who they are," Forman said. "And if they're able to use fraudulent documents, what's to keep terrorists and criminals from doing similar things?"

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Here we are almost 3 and one half years after 9-11-01 and yet we still have huge holes in our security system why is that? It is one thing to have a weak border patrol system that cannot seem to catch them, yet now we have fifty-seven arrested in high-risk areas in one month. Just what is it going to take to get our government to do their job and protect our country against possible terrorist attacks?

I find it appalling when a government cannot even do proper background security checks.

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posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 12:54 PM
First thing I thought, "Problem-Reaction-Solution." Don't be fooled, the government doesn't need any extra powers. The only thing this shows is that people aren't doing their job properly and investigating potential employees.

posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 01:13 PM
I hate people in the U.S. we are not bombing because there were illegals running through our bombing zones. Eventually, if we would have kept bombing guess what we would have stopped some illegals from entering but oh no we are saving peoples lives then why are we fihgting over in Baghdad and Iraq ??? I hate this world ... Blow the whole damned things up and then we will solve everyones problem.

posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 01:58 PM
We can not trust our government to do a good job patroling our borders and checking every person who gets hired in a high risk security area. They will impose more restrictions on us which may help but in the long run will still allow criminals and terrorists to continue with their plots. It's the average citizen that needs to be trained to detect criminals and terrorists. We need more weapons in the hands of the average person. If a criminal knows the odds that someone has a gun is 1 in a 100, he will not hesitate to rob anyone but if those odds were raised to 1 in 10 or 1 in 5, crime would drop big time.

Don't let the government convince you that the only way to protect us, is to take away your weapons. This will leave us totally defenseless and increase criminal acts.

posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 02:27 PM
Please, for the love of God and Man, quit using the phrase "terrorist attacks." If you're referring to violence towards civilians, perpetrated by masked madmen, just call them "attacks" or "attacks on civilians" or even "radical attacks".

"Terrorism" is a meaningless, propagandistic buzzword that has no place in the English language. The word "terrorist," when used as a description of an alleged or suspected perpetrator of a crime, or an individual predisposed to committing violent acts against civilians, is neither informative, descriptive, or accurate.

Also, it sounds stupid.

Say this to yourself:

"The terrorists committed terrorist attacks. Our anti-terrorism brigade fought against the terror that these terrorists incited. The terror present in these terrorist acts was too great for the anti-terrorists, however, and in the end, the terrorism was too terroristic and the terrorists inspired more terror than the anti-terrorists could combat."

Did you just say anything about who, what, how, or why? NO! The word terrorist, as Kilgore Trout would say, is a "shortcut to thinking."

Please, OH GOD PLEASE, stop using this word and its related phrases immediately.


posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 06:31 PM

Don't let the government convince you that the only way to protect us, is to take away your weapons. This will leave us totally defenseless and increase criminal acts.

Is there a new ammendment to the Consititution; if so every American alive missed it.

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 03:21 PM
What that article said to me was not only are there people not doing backround checks like they should be...but seems that even JOBS AMERICANS CAN AND WILL DO are being threatened.

The job in Greensborro NC requires quite a bit of schooling and several licenses...i know this first hand, and there are plenty of unemployed A&P Mechanics out there that would have been happy to have that job.

If these people are qualified to do the work, let 'em get LEGAL and then apply just like the rest of the people out there.

Lies from our government...and lies from employers...all of it cheered on by GREED...sad, very, very sad...


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