[Marxism] ICE Sweep Was Largest Ever Against One Firm

gregory meyerson gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Thu Dec 14 10:43:15 MST 2006

I read that these immigrants are being sent to detention centers.

I'll keep checking.
On Dec 14, 2006, at 12:13 AM, Joaquin Bustelo wrote:

> Mark says, "It might be just my preoccupations, Joaquin, but I've never
> heard of these
> deportations, though I'm not surprised."
> ICE Sweep Was Largest Ever Against One Firm
> By Spencer S. Hsu
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Thursday, December 14, 2006; Page A09
> The immigration raids on meatpacking plants in six states were the  
> largest
> sweep of their kind against a single company and resulted in the  
> arrests of
> 1,282 suspected illegal immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary Michael
> Chertoff said yesterday.
> The raids early Tuesday of facilities owned by meatpacking giant Swift  
> &
> Co., based in Greeley, Colo., were followed by immigration charges  
> against
> 18 percent of the 7,250 workers scheduled to work the morning shift,
> Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. More than 100  
> people
> were charged with crimes that included identity theft, Chertoff said,  
> and
> that number is expected to grow. Federal and company officials  
> estimated
> that 30 percent to 40 percent of Swift's workers had questionable
> documents....
> Chertoff acknowledged Swift's voluntary participation in a federal  
> program
> that allows companies to electronically verify Social Security numbers,
> noting that the company was not charged Tuesday. But he said that the  
> system
> does not detect identity theft, and that companies cannot rely on the  
> "Basic
> Pilot" program as a "magic bullet" to satisfy the law if they see other
> signs of fraud.
> Chertoff called for Congress to allow the Social Security  
> Administration to
> identify and share information with enforcement agencies when numbers  
> are
> used multiple times. Some Social Security numbers have been used at 200
> workplaces, authorities said.
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/13/ 
> AR2006121301
> 947.html
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