National Immigration Raids Show Identity Theft Rampant with Illegal Aliens


Illegal_immigration_raidWe all know that illegal immigration is a huge problem. Well, today Homeland Security raided workplaces around the country arresting 1,200 illegal aliens working mostly in the meat packing factories for Swift and Co. All well and good. Well, think again.

How did these people get a job if they are illegal aliens. Well folks, if you do not have a social security number, no work. But these people ALL were working at a company that HR at it.

If you say they stole, or shared, someones identity you are correct. So here we are stuck in this morass of political correctness concerning illegal immigration when we are facing a huge problem with stolen identities. And don’t you dare bring this up or the PC police will be down your throat in a heartbeat.

Part of the investigation came about when a border officers social security number showed up associated with an employee at the processing plant. Or the lady who got a notice demanding $5,400 dollars for not paying her payroll taxes from the IRS. Imagine getting nailed for back taxes because some illegal alien stole your identity? (Hattip Michelle Malkin)

More than 1,200 people were arrested for alleged immigration violations in Tuesday’s six-state raid on meat processing plants and about 65 of them face criminal charges, including identity theft, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today.

Federal officials said Operation Wagon Train netted 1,282 individuals, the largest such crackdown on illegal immigration at a single worksite.

“This is not only a case about illegal immigration, which is bad enough,” Chertoff said at a news conference in Washington. “It’s a case about identity theft and violation of the privacy rights and the economic rights of innocent Americans. “He said the cases involved the identify theft of hundreds of people. “These individuals suffered very real consequences in their lives,” he said. “These are not victimless crimes.”

The target of the raids, Swift & Co., one of the world’s largest meat processors, shut down nearly all its U.S. operations after the crackdown.

The crackdown, involving 1,000 federal agents, occurred at Swift’s headquarters in Greeley, Colo., and its plants in Grand Island, Neb.; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minn. Chertoff said the raids capped a 10-month investigation. via

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    13 Responses to “National Immigration Raids Show Identity Theft Rampant with Illegal Aliens”

    1. MIss-Underestimated on December 13th, 2006 2:23 pm

      I have mentioned this before, because all the politicans tiptoe around the illegal alien issue. Illegal aliens steal identities, this in itself is a criminal act. So what does the Feds wait for? They have already committed one crime before they are found out to be illegal.

      They steal the ss# of an American Taxpayer who no doubt is supporting the illegals (education hospitals, etc) in the first place and then now steal his/her identity.

    2. Richard on December 13th, 2006 4:00 pm

      I wonder if there will be a problem when American workers retire, apply for their Social Security and pension benefits … only to find that they have already been sent to a Mexican address.

    3. pdh3 on December 13th, 2006 4:26 pm

      I know most illegal aliens are hard working, desparate, and just want a better life for themselves and their families. I do sympathize with that. But it’s got to be done the right way, if they want a life here. We need to protect our borders, protect law-abiding U.S. citizens,and return illegals to their home country.The U.S. is being gouged going and coming, and we really need to keep our money for those who want to abide by our laws and become contributing members of our society. Maybe we need to deduct the cost of transportation, food and housing, and court appearances of illegal aliens from the aid packages sent to their native countries. The U.S. cannot afford to support everyone on the backs of the American taxpayers.

    4. tuyvnsurvivor on December 13th, 2006 5:55 pm

      I have no sympathy for the illegals at all. They need out of here, yesterday. I think there should be harsh penalties for those who work them or facilitate for them. Illegal is just that. Fair is fair, so what laws do I get to break today that steals your idenity, overloads and taxes your hospitals, lawinforcement capasities, your social services, bang your vehicles with no insurance, and causes the nearby lumber yard to speek also in a foreign language — you have to listen to? School systems suffer greatly, my own too.

      I think penalties for working wetbacks should be the same as polution fines, in that those who report such and document it share in the fine. Actually they are a polution of greater magnitude than ordinary. Far too many fat cats with property or venture they have no buisiness with, given their laziness, setting back and getting the cheap labor to do the toil they should do themselves or at a higher expense…which we pick up the bill. Fine them. If the present property owner is unfit, too old, or lazy to keep land agriculture (saving tax the only way you can keep the land), them by all means they need to equalize at a price to which it becomes the property of someone eager and fit. Lazy or unfit landowners find no allowed excuse here! Work, pay fair wage to legal employees or get.

      Today, in my PU bashed in a few months back by a wetback of no insurance or DL, I went to Lowes (spanish on the innercom)to get fencing materials to fix one of my run over stock fences…run over by drunk wetbacks with no DL or ins. And the land emmediately to my South, owned by a prospering lazy A of large selfishness, is working wetbacks today clearing trees and putting up barbed wire fences. I/we all get to help pay for his cheap deal. Also! Take his land, they raise nothing of much consequence, take over for gov shared interest in businesses (we share ownership because we bought it!) that do these practices. Share fines with those who report and document.

      I have told the next door carpetbagger and his wife of my displeasure, they do not concern. INS does nothing, too busy.

    5. Jozee on December 13th, 2006 6:16 pm

      Every year the Social Security Adm. sends me a notice around my birthday. It contains earnings information. We should all look at this information carefully prior to filing it away. Additionally, we are able to obtain our credit report annually without charge. Each are good tools to use to prevent identity theft by any person, whether they are in the country legally or not.

      It has been my experience that any time you lose your purse or wallet you should be on high alert for identity theft. Often people who sell stolen social security numbers have obtained them in this manner.

      After reading this article I’m wondering why only the employees were arrested in this raid. It seems the company is enabling this to happen. Don’t tell me the Human Resources department did their work in this case. Any HR person worth their salary is able to do a background check that can uncover discrepancies in information when compared to the applicant information.

    6. tuyvnsurvivor on December 13th, 2006 8:19 pm

      Right now, it is strictly and only the hard working and the innocent that are punished by the greedy and illegals getting together. In addition to my above comments, I would also like to address Mexican political figures being so mouthy and compounding our alien issues, by adding tax to Mexican imports, enough tax to support a much larger INS force. Why should only the good people this side of the border suffer, let the good people that side feel some pain.

      If the entire nation was overwhelmed with this polution as we border states are, there would be much less worry over purse snatchers of little real cost, or how much beef is a pound if the bottom of the barrel of another country is sent back…what we would do is do something about the problem. Other folks lack of birth control should be my problem only when I volunteer, and I do not. Catholics, other religions want to get invloved here at a political level and facilitate illegal aliens being here…fine, I am of no religion, but fine…now let them all pay taxes on all their holdings. Fine, and ‘fine’ them too.

      Identity thieft is bad. I do not mean to trivialize it. But it is bad too, that gals and guys, some not much different from me, roof our school buildings saving taxpayers, build kids play equiptment, the ball fields, work diligently to have a great education system and teachers. We build a assimulated American society right here. We were proud of our community. Then polution comes in to theive it from us, make demands, tell us what we have to do…no one comes to take the theives away, and we cannot do it ourselves because of smpathetic voices North and East. Some want to grant pardons, that would be ones who have not yet had to surrender what they own, while able to buy a cheap burger.

      Property and business owners who have stayed off loss of their business or property by use of illegals, should be made surrender that part to our gov; if they just made profits, pay it in fines. It should in some way be recorded they are dishonorablly discharged from being a decent citizen. Paper branded.

      All the costs…identity theifts included, can be reasonably totaled by a economics team appointed by congress. Begin ripping that debt from the lazy greedy violators with right about the same say so power of a federal game warden…will work dandy. “game warden”?

    7. Richard on December 13th, 2006 8:53 pm

      There’s an article out just now saying that Gov. Milt Romney of Massachusetts has authorized the detention of illegal aliens. Somehow I’m wondering why it should be news … a person in this country ILLEGALLY is BREAKING THE LAW.

      (As if anybody gives a hoot about that abstract notion now.)

    8. Jon on December 13th, 2006 10:36 pm

      #3 Great point
      #1 (Generalization: “Illegal aliens steal identities”)
      #4 “wetbacks” are you that uneducated or do you say “nigga” too?
      #5 Great comments

    9. tuyvnsurvivor on December 13th, 2006 11:55 pm

      #8, since you approve or disapprove, how’s this: One illegal ‘invassion’ into my beautifull space to steal our lives present and future is deserving of no respect; millions coming deserve disrespect. Unless you are “that” big a fool.

    10. whytegirl on December 14th, 2006 11:00 am

      I’ll tell you I am from Puerto Rico, but to many uneducated Americans it doesn’t matter: Many think when they see me that I might be a Mexican or that I might be illegal or something. Not at all places I get great customer service. When talking about generalization, that’s exactly what it means: American Citizens like me have to put up with this crap too.

      I am up in Erie, PA and I see them working the crops. Yep, in Erie! Also by my in-laws, in a little tiny town called Jamestown, PA. My husband told me that the owners of the fields haul these people put them all in a truck together and bring them over. I was shocked to see how far spread they are. One of them saw me driving down the road I guess I scared the crap out of him, probably he thought I was an undercover Fed agent. That field, I guess, no longer use such tactics to get the corn, or grapes, or other fruits and vegetables. My husband told me what happened many years ago, the crop owners would put up signs and let the community know that they needed help, and pay teenagers and whoever helped them out; that way my husband earned some money by doing honest, hard work.

      Mexicans don’t like it a bit when I say I am Puerto Rican…hmmm I wonder why. And not only that, the other problem is them going and asking for benefits left and right, when they are for example business owners. Heck I never even asked for WIC program with my two pregnancies! I didn’t want to take advantage of the system, and I didn’t wanna lie! I was told that is the way they do it here in Erie; check your own cities/states and see how much money they are taking advantage of from US.

      The law has to be enforced if not they have to open borders left and right and then this would become the American Union. Then you can kiss CA and NV bye-bye because they claim we took it from them and they want it back.

    11. tuyvnsurvivor on December 14th, 2006 12:51 pm

      10#, thanks for your post. Thanks too that you did not expect us to patronize or cheapen the fact many people are here legally and every bit as American, assimulated etc as anyone else. This invassion and mouthy criminal behavior of the wetbacks, equally brought on by lazy real Americans not worthy of their property, does one of its greater disservices to legal Americans who just happen to ‘look’ similiar. That is most regreatable. My honest condolences and full respect to you.

    12. whytegirl on December 14th, 2006 8:05 pm

      Thank you, tuynsurvivor! I sure felt it when school started for my 5-year old, and my neighbor sent her kid after me with a lawnmower–because I was parked in front of the house, not blocking the entrance, and they wanted me away, that kid almost mowed my foot! No strangers, we knew each other of course! Of course do ya think she told her husband who said he had no problem if I parked there? Totally Type A personality! That sent me in such a crisis and depression that I spewed my rant on my space, my husband’s family-American-did not want, or could not believe what I wrote.

      I am concerned that because this issue has been overlooked for so long it will be way harder to tackle, esp. with a Mexican government that has no problem with shoe companies printing out inside the soles the maps of the US frontier so they can sneak in. Look it up, it’s all there.

    13. AmesTiedeman on March 20th, 2007 10:34 am


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