ICE Raids Southeastern Provision Meatpacking Plant in Bean Station, TN; 97 Illegal Immigrants Arrested
THE ICE MAN COMETH … ICE ARRESTS 97 ILLEGALS AT MEAT PROCESSING PLANT IN TENNESSEE.
Federal ICE agents arrested 97 illegal immigrants at a meat processing company in rural Bean Station, Tennessee. The raid at Southeastern Provision was the largest workplace raid in a decade. Of the 97 arrested, ten people were arrested on federal immigration charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally. The feds began investigating Southeastern Provision months ago after Citizens Bank employees noticed that the meat packing company was withdrawing large sums of cash every week, more than $25 million since 2008. According to a federal affidavit, the family-run meat packing plant is under criminal investigation for allegedly evading taxes, filing false tax returns and hiring immigrants in the country illegally. It is alleged the facility failed to report $8.4 million in wages and to pay at least $2.5 million in payroll taxes for dozens of undocumented workers. So much for mandatory E-verify. This is just another effort if removing the illegal work “magnets”.
Federal officials arrested 97 immigrants at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee on Thursday in what civil rights organizations said was the largest single workplace raid in a decade and a sign that the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year.
Ten people were arrested on federal immigration charges, one person was arrested on state charges and 86 immigrants were detained for being in the country illegally, Tammy Spicer, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a statement Friday. All of those arrested are suspected of being in the country illegally, she said. Immigration advocates said most were from Mexico.
The raid on Southeastern Provision in Bean Station, Tennessee, follows arrests at 7-Eleven stores and other workplaces nationwide. Last year, the nation’s top immigration official said he had ordered agents to increase the number of work-site inspections and operations by “four or five times” this year, to turn off the job “magnets” that attract immigrants who are in the country illegally and punish employers who hire them.
The National Immigration Law Center and other immigrant advocates said the Tennessee raid was the largest since the George W. Bush administration and deployed many of the tactics of that era, with a surprise blitz of the factory and streets blocked by state and local authorities. ICE officials would not say where the raid ranked in terms of size.
“People are panicked,” said Stephanie Teatro, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, a statewide organization that came to the small town and set up intake centers at local churches where relatives could report their loved ones missing. “People are terrified to drive. People are terrified to leave their homes.”
Of the 86 immigrants arrested on civil immigration charges, ICE released 32 but did not explain why. The remaining 54 were being detained, but the agency did not provide their names or say where they were being held.
LOL, Even Nancy Pelosi Admits Trump’s USA-Mexico Border Wall is Huge … “This is like a big wall.” (VIDEO)
THIS IS LIKE A BIG WALL … AND THAT IS WHY DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED P[RESIDENT!!!
It would appear to Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that size matters. She was taken aback by the size of President Donald Trump's border wall prototypes. While stammering through her words Pelosi said, "I mean, really? […] This is like a big wall.”
Keep talking Nancy …
Pelosi went on to mock the wall and call it ‘obnoxious.’ She stated that it was a big wall separating people. Separating people, huh? A note to the open borders Leftist Pelosi, it is a wall separating the border of two sovereign countries, where one of the countries people can’t seem to stay on their side. But yet there was no comment from Nancy Pelosi when Barack Obama raised the height of the fence around the White House by 5 feet. The Secret Service said that the ‘Current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era.’ So what is the difference with the fence at the U.S- Mexico border? It is obviously not adequate either. But of course that is different.
“First of all, I think the border– did you see it? How high it is … I mean, really?
In a civilized society, we do something like that. As obnoxious as it is– You know,
that’s a community there with a border running through it. Okay, we have a difference of opinion that,
but a wall that big separating people? I mean really?”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says border wall prototypes displayed for President Trump this week lack the hallmarks of a “civilized society.”
The old saying “good walls make good neighbors” was seemingly rejected by the California Democrat on Thursday during her weekly press conference. A question regarding a possible deal on “Dreamers” prompted Mrs. Pelosi to bristle at border wall prototypes recently shared with Mr. Trump in San Diego.
“The border — did you see it — how high it is?” she asked. “I mean, really? In a civilized society, we do something like that. As obnoxious as it is, you know that’s a community there with a border running through it. Okay, we have a difference of opinion on that, but a wall that big separating people? I mean, really? […] This is like a big wall.”
Illegal Alien Andres Avelino Anduaga From Mexico Used Fake Identity For 37 Years to Steal $361,000 in Government Benefits
IT ONLY TOOK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 37 YEARS TO EXPOSE THE CRIME …
More from the illegals that are in the United States to do the jobs that Americans are not willing to do. For 37 years Andres Avelino Anduaga who has been in the United States illegally has been defrauding the American tax payers. Andres Avelino Anduaga plead guilty in San Diego federal court on Thursday that he assumed the fake identity of a Texas resident named Abraham Riojos in 1980 after obtaining a fraudulent birth certificate, and then successfully applied for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and passport. From 1989 to 2016 this illegal admitted he received around $361,000 in benefits. WTF!!!
From FOX News:
Andres Avelino Anduaga, 66 – who hails from Tijuana, Mexico – admitted in San Diego federal court on Thursday that he assumed the fake identity of a Texas resident named Abraham Riojos in 1980 after obtaining a fraudulent birth certificate, and then successfully applied for a California driver’s license, Social Security number and passport.
From 1989 to 2016, according to the plea agreement, he received around $361,000 in benefits — which included Medi-Cal, food stamps and Supplemental Security Income benefits.
The fake identity also enabled Anduaga – identified as an illegal immigrant and repeat felon – to go back-and-forth without restriction between Mexico and the United States, which he was alleged to have been doing multiple times per week.
“The programs that this defendant stole from – for decades – provide benefits to America’s most needy. This prosecution demonstrates the commitment of the United States Attorney’s Office to protecting the integrity of our welfare programs and punishing those who prey on the goodwill of our nation and its taxpayers,” stated U.S Attorney Adam Braverman.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS … TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
According to a CBS News/YouGov poll that was taken following last nights State of the Union Address, an overwhelming 75% of those polled approved of President Donald Trump’s speech, while only 25% disapproved. The libs at CBS were not available for comment after the amazingly great poll ratings for Trump. Across the board, President Trump received stellar marks as compared to what the liberal MSM, Democrats and the LEFT has been spewing against him. When asked whether Trump should be given credit for the economy, 54% said a lot, 18% said some and 13% said a little. Only 15% said not much or none. Wait until the Trump-GOP tax cuts take affect and we shall see these numbers go even higher. Also, a remarkable 72% said the were in favor of Trump’s immigration plan.
Keep in mind while reading the poll results, according to the poll demographics, 52% were Trump supporters, 32% Trump opponents and 16% something in between. Also, 42% Republican, 25% Democrat and 33% Independent. Thus, there were a lot of Democrats and nearly most all Independents liked what President Trump was saying last night. An incredible 81% stated that the speech was trying to unite the country.
Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved.
How did the speech make you feel?
Eight in 10 Americans who watched tonight felt that the president was trying to unite the country, rather than divide it. Two-thirds said the speech made them feel proud, though just a third said it made them feel safer. Fewer said the speech made them feel angry or scared.
Credit for the economy
And after hearing him speak tonight, 54 percent of speech watchers give him a lot of credit for the current state of the nation’s economy, up from 51 percent before they watched the State of the Union.
Hey Democrats, how are the November midterms looking?
THE LEFT MAY FIND MORE ISSUES AHEAD WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION …
A Harvard-Harris poll shows that Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers.; however, it also showed strong support for President Trump’s three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery. But in a surprising result, the poll also showed that the public’s demand for lower overall legal immigration. The poll found that most Americans want annual legal immigration capped at 500,000 a year or less, much less than the current annual rate of 1.3 million.
A government shutdown is in the rear-view mirror, but the outlines of a looming immigration deal remain murky with the sides still far apart — though the latest polling suggests President Trump’s bargaining position may be strong.
A Harvard-Harris poll taken in the run-up to the shutdown found Americans strongly support granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrant Dreamers. But they also back Mr. Trump’s three demands for a border wall, limits to the chain of family migration and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery.
Most striking of all is the public’s demand for lower overall legal immigration — a position that has little traction on Capitol Hill but one that is overwhelmingly popular across the country.
The poll found that most Americans want annual legal immigration capped at 500,000 a year or less — far lower than the current annual rate of 1.3 million.