Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Homeland Security actually protecting the Homeland

From to the Associated Press (April 20, 2006):

“Federal agents on Wednesday arrested seven current and former managers of IFCO Systems, a manufacturer of crates and pallets, on criminal charges, and more than 1,100 people were arrested on administrative immigration charges at more than 40 IFCO sites in the U.S…"Our nation's communities cannot be a wild frontier where illegal aliens and unscrupulous employees subvert our nation's laws," said Julie Myers, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement…More than half of the company's roughly 5,800 employees during 2005 had invalid or mismatched Social Security numbers, the government alleges. The case began after officials got a tip that IFCO workers in Guilderland, N.Y. were seen ripping up their W-2 forms because they did not intend to file tax returns, Chertoff said. Six of seven current and former IFCO managers charged with felony conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens were released on bond and are to appear May 4 in Albany, N.Y., where the criminal complaint was filed and the investigation began at a suburban IFCO facility. The managers could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each alien involved, as well as forfeitures. "Just a small fine or a slap on the wrist is not a deterrent," Myers said. Most of the 1,187 illegal immigrants arrested are being processed for deportation, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Sciocchetti in Albany.”

If Congress won’t stop illegal immigration, maybe the bureaucratic giant of Homeland Security will. Monetary fines and jail time might make big business rethink using illegal immigrants, and if there are no jobs, the problem begins to go away.
Does anyone see a problem with the government enforcing the laws?


Anonymous Spotz said...

I thought border patrol/security was under Homeland Security.

Tue Apr 25, 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Border patrol and security are under Homeland Security, but they can not build walls and they can not decide how many Border Patrol Agents get hired each year, and they can not decide how big the Department can get so that they can protect the border and protect us from terrorists. I applaud what they did and I hope they continue to do more.

Tue Apr 25, 11:03:00 PM  

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