posted by TrueAmerican
Employers held on charges of harboring illegal aliens
The Wash Times July 23, 2006
Employers in three states targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as part of an effort to combat illegal-alien
employment schemes have been arrested for, or pleaded guilty to, charges of harboring illegal aliens.
ICE spokesman Boyd said 2 limited-liability corporations (LLCs) in Kentucky - Asha Ventures LLC and Narayan LLC -- pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal
charges of harboring illegal aliens and money laundering in an illegal employment scheme at hotels. They agreed to pay $1.5 million cash in lieu of
forfeiture and create internal compliance programs.
OK, good. So where are the hotel owners? Don’t think they are not part and parcel into this kind of scheme. Owners know every cent spent on
workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, hours worked versus rooms rented. You don’t run a hotel successfully and be in the “dark.” We
caught half the bandits. Let’s hear it about the other half.
Where were the Wage and Hour people? The OSHA people. The Uninsured Employers Fund. You “know” these smart guys are breaking every law on the
books. I’m telling you, it is the hotel owners who are the real culprits. And this story did not even mention the hotels where the unfortunate and
exploited undoc’s were working. What a story! Pulitzer Prize stuff.
"ICE is taking an increasingly tough stance against corporate violators that knowingly employ illegal aliens.
Well, it is about time you start doing your job, Ms. Secretary. Did you formerly work for FEMA? Those LLCs are just sub contractors. Why not get the
owners? Come’on, ICE, this is just a sham for November 7. Let’s go after the Name Brand boys!
Bringing criminal charges against these unscrupulous employers and targeting their ill-gotten gains is a tactic we are adopting nationwide," said
Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Julie L. Myers, who heads ICE.
Oh, I’m so proud of you, Ms. Myers. After all these years, you all are finally catching a few of the more obvious ones. 50,000 LLCs out there, and
you bring in 3! Wow! You sure are doing your job good. It must be election time?
As someone who works with a few, I am in agreement with this. Whether it is combated at the city, state, or federal level- SOMETHING has got to be
done to take away the economic incentive for these people to avoid the laws and enter the US illegally.
Why so hard on an honest worker, T/A? I’ll bet any two of those undocumented types will do as much as 3 native born types? For less money. That is
why they get jobs. They work. Employers are not stupid. Employers are greedy.
“ . . if that means finding another employer because mine got busted over this, so be it. Hell, I'll start my own company with the slogan "Give
your work to legal Americans. Give your work to us." I suppose I'd go bankrupt within a week. [Edited by Don W]
I’m not getting personal , T/A, but this problem has always been susceptible to solution. Only Rich and Famous people hire illegals. I don’t hire
them, never have. I’m not an R&F-er. The R&Fs run the country. So is this an “internal” dispute.
Slap a $25,000 a day fine for each illegal, on contractors and those who employ contractors. Go to the source. These LLCs are "insulation" for the
real crooks. Fall guys. Give half the fine as a reward to the informers, and if illegal, give him a 10 year work permit and amnesty for the prior
offense. Problem solved in 1 day!
As for the fines, are these fines like the fines given to Mike Milken? Fined $500 million but that left him with $300 million in the bank. So how much
did these violators have left after the fine? How about holding those LLCs as Bush43 “enemy combatants” about a year. Incognito. That’ll send a
message that will be heard. If they refuse to name their co conspirators, rendition them to Syria or Egypt for an overnight in the Cairo or Damascus
[edit on 7/23/2006 by donwhite]