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7 executives arrested for illegal immigrants

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posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 10:45 PM


One community leader familiar with the raid said as many as 60 were arrested. Authorities would not release any numbers. Witnesses reported that vans began carrying workers away from the Southside plant in the morning and continued as late as 7 p.m.

The arrests were part of a nine-state sweep Wednesday that arrested seven executives and detained hundreds of employees of IFCO Systems after a yearlong criminal investigation. IFCO officials in Indianapolis could not be reached for comment.

Raids took place at several locations in upstate New York and in Biglerville, Pa., Charlotte, N.C., Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Richmond, Va., and Westborough, Mass.

The seven current and former IFCO Systems managers were arrested on charges they conspired to transport, harbor and encourage illegal workers to live in the U.S. for commercial advantage and private financial gain, said Glenn T. Suddaby, chief federal prosecutor in Albany, N.Y., where some arrests were made.

Well, it looks like ICE is starting to roll on the illegal immigration issue.

The news tonight said that they arrested over 100 illegal immigrants from the two plant locations in Indianapolis. It will be interesting to see who they raid next and what they find there.


posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 11:22 PM
It's a first step in the right direction.
It is an answer to those who ask how we can possibly get rid of the estimated 10-12 million illegals currently here. The answer is simple - strict enforcement of current laws and heavy penalties for scofflaw employers. Little by little, the word will get around that this will not be tolerated. Hitting the employers in the pocketbook is the quickest way to gain their compliance.

Have you ever seen Mexico's policy in regards to illegal immigration into Mexico? They are very intolerant of illegals into their country, and they enforce their laws strictly. Hypocritically, they cry foul when we attempt to do the same.

On the minus side of this issue is the recent veto by the governor of Arizona to criminalize the presence of illegals in her state. This is very puzzling, given the scope of the problem in Arizona. Or maybe not so puzzling when you realize that it's all about re-election.

posted on Apr, 19 2006 @ 11:28 PM
I had not seen that about Arizona and the GOV there, but my TV stays off most of the time.

And yes, I have read some things about Mexico's official/unofficial policy on immigrants in their own country. People coming up from the South have been shot dead on sight, and I thought that there was one person recently killed down there because he was dressed like an immigrant and the cops opened fire on him without asking too many questions.

This is going to be interesting.


posted on Apr, 20 2006 @ 06:22 AM
Here's a link to Janet Napolitano's veto of the bill:

Gutless move, imo.

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