March 5, 2009
This brief, linked article reports that the supervisor of the Postville, Iowa meat-packing plant that was raided by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents in May, has been sentenced to a 23-month prison sentence. Other plant managers are awaiting trial.
Employers everywhere should take notice. Employing illegal immigrants can land you in jail for a long time. Don’t do it!
The full text of the article is included below for your convenience:
A supervisor arrested after a massive immigration raid at a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for harboring illegal immigrants.
Martin De La Rosa-Loera was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to 23 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
The 43-year-old Postville man pleaded guilty last year to aiding and abetting the harboring of undocumented immigrants under an agreement with prosecutors.
He was arrested in July following an immigration raid that netted 389 people at the Agriprocessors Inc. meatpacking plant in Postville.
Other company managers also face federal charges.
December 29, 2008
This linked article contains some interesting data about the success of enforcement efforts along our souther border. Since 1993, the number of border agents has grown from 4,000 to 18,000 and 526 miles of fence have been erected. The results are that border apprehensions are at their lowest level since 1976. No doubt, work place enforcement is having an effect as well. Let’s hope that the Obama administration keeps up the pressure.
August 31, 2008
This article chronicles one more way in which illegal aliens are a drag on our resources. Our government is expending valuable resources evacuating them from the New Orleans area. In other words, American citizens must make room for them on the evacuation busses. Now I don’t know about you, but I’d be furious if I had to wait in line while I watched illegal aliens board the busses ahead of me.
I can see why ICE may suspend enforcement activities in order to stay out of the way of evacuation personnel, but I hope they resume enforcement when the busses start ferrying folks back home after the storm is over. The whole idea is to make the U.S. as unpleasant as possible for criminals who choose to ignore our laws and sap our resources at the expense of our own citizens.