Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I.C.E. in Bellingham Draws Secretary Napolitano's Attention


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) officials don't seem to have gotten the memo that there won't be anymore spending buckets full of taxpayers dollars to employ shock tactics and overwhelming force just to check up on workers citizenship status.
Napolitano orders review of WA raid

By MANUEL VALDES ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

SEATTLE -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review of a raid earlier this week at a Bellingham, Wash., manufacturing plant that ended with the arrests of 28 illegal immigrants.

Napolitano told lawmakers during a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that she did not know about the raid before it happened and was briefed on it early Wednesday morning. She has asked U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which conducted the raid, for answers.

"I want to get to the bottom of this as well," she said. She said work-site enforcement needs to be focused on the employers. ...(full article)

2 comments:

Ozy said...

I will be interested in the outcome of this issue.

I would like to know what steps the employer takes to make sure these folks cam legally work in the U.S.

I am so tired of blaming the victims. These folks are doing what they must to feed their families because of the unfair trade agreements with Mexico.

It's time to go after the real criminals in both governments who create circumstances where these folks must take desperate measures to work. As far As ICE I would like to see them haul off the employers who break the hiring laws. They are part of the problem as well.

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