What do you think of this latest immigration raid Chandler business raided for illegal-immigrant workers?
Elias Bermudez, founder of Phoenix-based Immigrants Without Boarders, said he spoke to the wife of a man detained by investigators. "Now this family is without a father," he said. "All this only brings is hurt. It is an unfortunate thing." Bermudez agreed that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies are doing their job of enforcing a misdemeanor crime, but he added that they're disrupting families and businesses throughout the Valley. He also accused Arpaio of continuing to violate peoples' civil rights. "There are all kinds of ways he can do it," instead of raiding businesses, Bermudez said of the sheriff. "The crime he is pursuing isn't a crime of violence. These are only people that are working. That's what really hurts us." The morning raid came as a surprise to some neighboring business owners, who declined to be identified. Many said the business park, and its two dozen free-standing buildings, is relatively quiet. Legacy Custom Doors employs about 30 workers, according the sheriff's office. Deputies conducted a similar raid at the Gold Canyon Candle Company on Sept. 10, which netted 23 arrests on identity theft accusations and 42 on illegal immigration accusations. The agency locked down the business for hours, keeping all employees inside for six hours. The raid Wednesday is the fourth in the Valley - one involved a water park chain and another at landscaping company in Mesa - since the law aimed at punishing employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers went into effect at the beginning of the year. The raids, all of which have taken place in the past four months, have continued to net employee arrests but have not resulted in any charges against the businesses or their executives. County Attorney Andrew Thomas said in a news conference following the Gold Canyon raid that the earlier cases are continuing to move forward, even if there is no visible progress in prosecuting employers. http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/97642.php
Asked By: M.Y.O.B. - 9/24/2008
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I don't think asinine cop-out answers like Americans - "white" people think they're the only ones who should be here... 'blah"... "blah"... are any kind of answers... It was proven a few years ago out in the Southwest after a long dig that ANGLO-SAXONS were, in fact, here A LOT EARLIER than EVEN the MOUND BUILDERS... More
Answered By: SouthernBelleBornNBred - 9/24/2008
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the true people of america are the natives!!! after Britsh, Irish, other europeans, africans and mexicans invaded the land but, who lives that place, 1.000 years ago are the natives...
Answered By: HIGADO - 9/24/2008
I think that they ought to keep hitting the businesses. It is working and they should keep hammering it. I also think that they should pass a law that gives employers a $25,000 fine for first offense and $250,000 and 5 years in prison for second offense for hiring illegals. (and do not talk about crowded prisons... More
Answered By: jwthoughts - 9/24/2008
Hispanic leaders say... More
Answered By: Surewhynot - 9/24/2008
These raids are a very good thing. We need to do this on a nationwide scale.
Answered By: Yak Rider - 9/24/2008
Go Sheriff Joe, Go, Go, Go.
Answered By: Sweetharttt - 9/24/2008
I think more raid across the nation should be stepped up!!! No one mentions the countless identities of Americans are ruined and will take years to straighten out. OR the jobs that are being taken from the young kids and old people and unskilled Americans. OR the BILLIONS of dollars of Welfare and public services... More
Answered By: D. J - 9/24/2008
I want Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be put in charge of all ICE operations across the US. He's actually doing something about the problem. 'Nuff said.
Answered By: mn_otr - 9/24/2008
who cares about their families being split up. keep up raiding these illegals and deporting them. Instead of Joe being in charge of ICE, I wish he would run for president!
Answered By: Kat M - 9/24/2008
Sheriff Joe Arpaio for president!
Answered By: Docar - 9/24/2008
Very good, very good! Joe for Pres! If they are so worried about their families and the hurt, they are free to sneak out the same way they snuck in and save themselves. GO JOE, a true american in a sea of vermin!
Answered By: catmaninmo II - 9/24/2008
''Now this family is without a father," he said. "All this only brings is hurt. It is an unfortunate thing." In all reality, what kind of parent bears a child knowing that they, the parent, could be deported? A very irresponsible, uncaring parent, that’s who; a parent who had a child for the express purpose of using... More
Answered By: Free Bird - 9/24/2008
Cry, cry, sob, sob, why dont you feel sympathy for the people you mentioned who are now trying to fix their credit, and get their lives back on track because your so called "victims" (the illegals caught for breaking the law) stole their identity. They create their legal woes by crossing the border illegally, case... More
Answered By: charles r - 9/24/2008
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