We 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 USATODAY.com.