Immigration sweep lands several in jail
TRAVERSE CITY — Vacant jail cells are hard to come by this week in Chippewa County after authorities scoured the region, including the Traverse City area, for illegal immigrants.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers last week arrested several suspected illegal immigrants throughout northwest Michigan. Many of them are expected to remain in the Chippewa County Jail until they're either deported or face an immigration judge.
"We were on the road almost every day last week," said Chippewa Sheriff Bob Savoie, who contracts with ICE to detain suspects in immigration cases.
Federal authorities said they arrested three suspected illegal immigrants last week at Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina off Garfield Road in Traverse City. The owner didn't return a call for comment.
Officers said they arrested 14 other suspected illegal immigrants last week throughout Traverse City, Lake City and Cadillac as part of a targeted enforcement action.
"It really wasn't a raid," said Khaalid Walls, ICE spokesman. "We sought out specific individuals. We had information that foreign nationals who didn't have legal status were working in that area."
Many of the 17 people arrested last week were from Mexico, while others were from Honduras and Canada, Walls said. Authorities received tips that immigrants worked in northwest Michigan, but Walls said Monday that none of the inmates have been deported.
The Chippewa County Jail held about 160 inmates Monday afternoon, close to its 175-inmate capacity. Nearly 50 of them were federal inmates booked on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
One of those inmates is Serafin Mendoza, who worked at Wunsch Farms in Peninsula Township. Officers arrested Mendoza last week on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant.
Farm owner Josh Wunsch worked with Mendoza for nearly a decade and said his employee was close to gaining legal status. In 2005, as Mendoza sought legal status, his wife died when she fell into a vat used to clean and process cherries at Peninsula Fruit Exchange.
Mendoza has a young daughter who lives in the area.
"The objective is to get Serafin back with his family," Wunsch said. "The second objective is to finally achieve Serafin's legal status. He's 99 percent of the way there."
Federal officials refused to comment on whether disciplinary action would be taken against the area employers who hired susptected illegal immigrants.
Source - http://record-eagle.com/local/x1110254012/Immigration-sweep-lands-several-in-jail
20+ million ILLEGAL aliens are in the United States of America.
Right now in the United States of America, ILLEGAL aliens have more rights than you do!
9/26/2010 - HAZELTON, PA - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - IT'S ILLEGAL TO ARREST AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. IT'S ILLEGAL TO ARREST OR PUNISH THOSE WHO HIRE OR RENT TO ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!
"There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." --Theodore Roosevelt
"This nation is in danger of becoming a Third World nightmare with all the corruption, disease, illiteracy, violence and balkanization known all over the world. We need a 10-year moratorium on all immigration to catch our collective breath and we need deportation of over 10 million illegal aliens in a slow and orderly fashion." --Ed Garrison
“The 1987 amnesty was a failure; rather than reducing illegal immigration, it led to an increase,” FAIR stated. “Any new amnesty measure will further weaken respect for our immigration laws. Therefore, all amnesty measures must be defeated.” --Frosty Wooldridge
President barry shits on the United States.
This is a picture of YOUR American president, (president barry soetoro, a.k.a barack obama) refusing to acknowledge the National Anthem of the United States of America. This picture clearly shows barry with his hands crossed across his vaginal area when the United States Anthem was playing.
barry has NO RESPECT for you, me, or America! Not only did he disrespect America, he just shit on the graves of every American Soldier that has died for this country.
6/15/2010 - PRESIDENT BARRY CAN'T EVEN KEEP A U.S. PARK OPEN!!! He gave the park to mexico & the illegal alien mexican drug cartel!!!
7/6/2010 - American President barry soetoro sues AMERICA!!!
9/11/2010 - YOUR president just gave mexico $1 billion dollars for deepwater oil drilling despite his own moratorium on U.S. deepwater drilling!? More proof that barry hates America!
1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. A violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.
1. a person who betrays another, a cause, or any trust. 2. a person who commits treason by betraying his or her country.
May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
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What's in their backpacks? Are any of them sick with a contagious disease?
United States Code, Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter II, Part VIII, §1325 - "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: 1) Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or 2) Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or 3) Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.
Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.
1. FORBIDDEN BY LAW; UNLAWFUL; ILLICIT 2. UNAUTHORIZED OR PROHIBITED BY A CODE OF OFFICIAL OR ACCEPTED RULES
3. A PERSON WHO HAS ENTERED OR ATTEMPTED TO ENTER A COUNTRY ILLEGALLY
1. a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. 2. a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, esp. a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson.
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