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Factory had tension between union, immigrants

August 28th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Factory had tension between union, immigrants

LAUREL, Miss. - Union bosses in this region of rural Mississippi have long grumbled that the largest factories here hire illegal immigrants, and that the immigrants were starting to get more overtime and supervisory positions.

Friction between the union and immigrant workers, along with a tipoff at an electrical manufacturing plant, boiled over this week into the biggest workplace immigration raid in the nation’s history.

When the first of the 595 suspected illegal immigrants was taken into custody Monday, some fellow workers broke into applause. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the investigation started three years ago after agents received a tip from a union member.

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This is the 1st time in my life I have ever said a good word regarding a union, any union, but that is about to change.

I don’t know what the real story is, all we have is “he said, on conditions of anonymity“, and quite frankly, I don’t care who did it or why they did it. This is the 1st time that I can remember a union actually doing something GOOD for the American worker.

I don’t care how many more ILLEGALS ICE rounds up, they’ll never get them all, and it will never be enough, but this is a great start. And lets face facts, you have to start somewhere, and again, quite frankly, I am surprised that our amnesty loving POTUS didn’t try to step in and stop this from happening, George W. Bush seriously loves him some ILLEGALS, Mexicans in particular.

Contacted Wednesday, Howard Industries referred reporters to the statement it issued Monday, which said the company “runs every check allowed to ascertain the immigration status of all applicants for its jobs. It is company policy that it hires only U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.”

Apparently NOT!! 595 suspected illegal immigrants were taken into custody Monday, that doesn’t speak very well for your employment office, it’s staff or their efforts in ascertaining the status of at least 595 of your employees.

That press release is nothing more than an attempt by some higher ranking officials with Howard Industries at covering their own asses.

“I need a job and got kids. I heard that they need some help now,” said Willie Keys, 20, who applied Wednesday. “All them Mexicans got fired because they didn’t have a pass … All these businesses have been taking Americans’ jobs.”

I have to disagree with ya there Willie, maybe you don’t understand, maybe you didn’t know how to say it just right, whatever, but the businesses haven’t been taking American jobs, the businesses are creating jobs in America and then giving them to the ILLEGALS.

And now it’s time for ICE to do an even more comprehensive investigation. Hold the company, and it’s officials responsible. Make an example out of them and let it be known, this is how we’re going to be doing it from now on. If you break the laws of this land, you pay up! And it’s about time too!

There are Americans that will do these jobs. There are Americans that will be quite happy to join the union and pay dues, and they will quite likely be happy to work whatever overtime is necessary to get the jobs done. And the money they make will be going back into the American economy, as opposed to that of many ILLEGALS, the ones that live and work here, on a shoestring, as they send the bulk of their money out of the USA.

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Fear grips immigrants after Miss. plant raid

August 27th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Fear grips immigrants after Miss. plant raid
LAUREL, Miss. - A day after the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, Elizabeth Alegria was too scared to send her son to school and worried about when she’d see her husband again.

Nearly 600 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally were detained, creating panic among dozens of families in this small southern Mississippi town.

Alegria, 26, a Mexican immigrant, was working at the Howard Industries transformer plant Monday when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stormed in. When they found out she has two sons, ages 4 and 9, she was fitted with a bracelet and told to appear in federal court next month. But her husband, Andres, wasn’t so lucky.

“I’m very traumatized because I don’t know if they are going to let my husband go and when I will see him,” Alegria said through a translator Tuesday as she returned to the Howard Industries parking lot to retrieve her sport utility vehicle.

The superintendent of the county school district said about half of approximately 160 Hispanic students were absent Tuesday.

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Well Boo freaking Hoo, the ILLEGALS are all afraid because those mean old ICE Officers came in and did their job. It just breaks my heart. Poor little Pedro and Juan didn’t sleep well and couldn’t hold down a breakfast burrito worried that Papasito might not ever come back.

Does it sound as if I am a bit calloused to the plight of the ILLEGAL?? If it does, it’s probably because I am. More than a bit calloused actually. I have been blogging for over 2 years now and the entire time I have had immigration, ILLEGAL immigration, as one of my hot button topics.

There are many real Americans in this nation that see nothing wrong with the influx of ILLEGALS that IS crippling this nation. And it’s not just those that claim to be libbers, there’s been a few folks that champion the cause of the ILLEGAL INVADERS that claim to be Conservatives.

Now there is no way that any REAL Conservative would do such a thing so we know that their claims of American Conservatism are lies, but none the less, these folks take the side of the ILLEGAL INVADER and denigrate, as well as threaten those of us that have the GALL to call for hard action against these individuals.

I am all for deportation of all ILLEGALS. I am all for a full militarization of our borders. I am all for shooting ANYTHING or ANYONE that crosses our border at anything other than a LEGAL border crossing. I don’t care what happens to the invaders of our nation, I simply don’t care. They are an infestation and we need to call in Super Orkin for a bit of pest control!

But we need to do it soon, otherwise I don’t suppose it matters too much anymore, after the next election we’re going to have an amnesty approving POTUS, no matter which way the election falls, and the ILLEGALS won’t be ILLEGAL too much longer. They’re going to become the new voting block that keeps the Dems and Dem Lite, the Republicans, in office.

Some folks seriously need to consider this: they are called ILLEGALS for a reason, “No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” ~Theodore Roosevelt~

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