Slow learning spik.

PADUCAH, Ky. – A criminal alien, who had twice been previously deported to Mexico, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to almost five years in prison for illegally reentering the United States. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Saul Gonzalez-Trujillo, aka Ricardo Gonzalez, 41, was sentenced March 10 in the Western District of Kentucky to 57 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the U.S. after being previously deported as an aggravated felon. He will be deported again to Mexico after he completes his prison sentence. Reentering the United States after being formally deported is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

On Nov. 24, Gonzalez-Trujillo pleaded guilty to illegally entering the U.S. in 2007 without obtaining the required permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to legally reenter the U.S.

Records checks conducted by ICE revealed that Gonzalez-Trujillo had been previously deported on two occasions. His first removal was in February 1993 following a burglary conviction in Maine; his second removal was in August 2004 following a rape conviction in California. Prior to his indictment for illegal reentry, Gonzalez-Trujillo was serving a sentence in the Ballard County Jail for wanton endangerment.

“ICE is committed to strengthening the integrity of our country’s immigration laws,” said Ricardo Wong, field office director of the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in Chicago. “This significant prison sentence sends a strong message of deterrence to those who show a blatant disregard for our nation’s laws.” Wong oversees a six-state area, including Kentucky.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Thielhorn, Western District of Kentucky, prosecuted this case.

Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Spik sentenced to almost 5 years for illegal reentry

PADUCAH, Ky. – A criminal alien, who had twice been previously deported to Mexico, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to almost five years in prison for illegally reentering the United States. This sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Saul Gonzalez-Trujillo, aka Ricardo Gonzalez, 41, was sentenced March 10 in the Western District of Kentucky to 57 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the U.S. after being previously deported as an aggravated felon. He will be deported again to Mexico after he completes his prison sentence. Reentering the United States after being formally deported is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

On Nov. 24, Gonzalez-Trujillo pleaded guilty to illegally entering the U.S. in 2007 without obtaining the required permission from the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to legally reenter the U.S.

Records checks conducted by ICE revealed that Gonzalez-Trujillo had been previously deported on two occasions. His first removal was in February 1993 following a burglary conviction in Maine; his second removal was in August 2004 following a rape conviction in California. Prior to his indictment for illegal reentry, Gonzalez-Trujillo was serving a sentence in the Ballard County Jail for wanton endangerment.

“ICE is committed to strengthening the integrity of our country’s immigration laws,” said Ricardo Wong, field office director of the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in Chicago. “This significant prison sentence sends a strong message of deterrence to those who show a blatant disregard for our nation’s laws.” Wong oversees a six-state area, including Kentucky.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Thielhorn, Western District of Kentucky, prosecuted this case.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

Not just mexi cans

At one time, violent crimes attributed to Mexican and Central American gangs were largely confined to Los Angeles. However, just as illegal aliens have spread across this country, so too has a veritable crime wave. We are now experiencing the early stages of the most violent gang epidemic we have ever seen.

While L.A. may be ground zero for Latino gangs such as MS-13, other cities are being victimized as well, and not only by MS-13 and not only in large cities.

In recent years, Northern Virginia has been inundated with illegal alien, and the notoriously violent Salvadoran gang known as MS-13 has emerged as the area’s most prominent gang.

The FBI’s National Gang Task Force Director Robert Clifford, said: “The migrant moves and the gang follows. If you follow the construction trade, that is where a lot of these immigrants go.”

MS-13 set up shop in Northern Virginia during the 1990s, lured by the region’s fast-growing Salvadoran population, later expanding into the Maryland suburbs of Langley Park and Gaithersburg.

During 2004-2005, there were two machete attacks in the Northern Virginia area. An Alexandria teenager lost four fingers during a savage encounter with MS-13 members, while a Fairfax man also became a victim of an MS-13 machete attack. Both incidents are believed to have been acts of initiation.

In 2005, two MS-13 members were convicted in an Alexandria, Va. United States District Court for killing a 17-year-old pregnant girl. A rope was placed around the neck of Brenda Paz,, she was then stabbed repeatedly. Her body was left along the muddy banks of the Shenandoah River. The murder was retribution for the girl´s cooperation with a federal investigation into the gang´s activities.

One of the most disturbing examples of organized gang activity took place on January 3, 2008, in Fort Worth, Texas. Police arrested several members of the Latino gang known as Varrio Central for forcing young girls into prostitution. Some of the girls being victimized were as young as 12 years old.

Diego Rodriguez, 19, and Martin Reyes, 17, were charged with aggravated kidnapping, trafficking of a person, and engaging in organized criminal activity. The names of three minors arrested were not released.

Varrio Central members would typically befriend the girls, get them high, and then take them to their regular customers. They would also drive them through apartment complexes, approaching men with the offer of sex with a teen-aged or pre-teen girl for a fee of $50.

According to Fort Worth Police, if a girl refused to comply, gang members would beat and sexually assault her and threaten her family with violence.

Fort Worth Police Lt. Ken Dean told the Associated Press: “The age of the victims and suspects is the surprising part of it. To have such young individuals in a somewhat organized business, a forced prostitution ring, is somewhat alarming and such a horrendous crime against the 12 to 16 year old girls.”

As I stated earlier, Latin American gang activity is no longer isolated to large cities. A look at one relatively small city reveals the severity of the problem.

According to 2007 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the city of Porterville located in central California has a population of 51,467. While reporting a rather modest population, Porterville police report the existence of no less than 23 active gangs in the city.

The known gangs in Porterville, CA are as follows:

-Brown Pride Surenos

-Barrio Sur Trece

-Court Street Locos

-Mexican Gang Bangers

-North Side Varrio Boys

-Tierras-Terra Bella

-Tiny Maltido Surenos

-Varrio Central Poros

-Wicked Ass Surenos

-Young Mexican Gang Bangers

-Barrio “H” street

-Big Time Locos

-North Side Varrio Youngsters

-Sultra 14

-Varrio Campo Linnel

-West Side Poros

-Catela Norte

-East Side Poros

-East Side Varrio

-Sureno Life Style

-Richgrove Varrio Trece

The U.S. Justice Department now believes that many gangs never before associated with traditional Mexican gangs are now distributing drugs on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. These gangs include the Bloods, Crips, and even many Asian and white supremacist gangs.

The National Drug Intelligence Center recently reported that Mexican gangs now have drug distribution operations in North Carolina as well as Georgia to support drug sales along the East Coast.

In addition to the sale of illegal drugs, prostitution, assault, rape, and robbery, Latin American gangs are now apparently acting as paid assassins, with the target being U.S. law enforcement.

In 2007, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported that they had obtained a confidential Department of Homeland Security memo. The function of the document was to issue an Officer Safety alert to U.S. Border Patrol agents that human smugglers were bringing MS-13 gang members into the country for the sole purpose of murdering the agents.

The alert reads: “Unidentified Mexican alien smugglers are angry about the increased security along the U.S./Mexican border and have agreed that the best way to deal with U.S. Border Patrol agents is to hire a group of contract killers.”

A Border Patrol agent speaking on the condition of anonymity said: “It’s not just people coming over here to pick lettuce. These gang members, criminals, are endangering American lives.” He went on: “Our vests won’t stop a rifle bullet, and many of us feel like sitting ducks.”

A few facts concerning the impact of illegal immigration on crime in this country:

-In 1995, a California Department of Justice study concluded that the 18th Street Gang works directly with the Mexican Mafia, and commits a robbery or an assault every day in Los Angeles alone.

-Two-thirds of fugitive felony warrants issued in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

-95 percent of warrants issued for murder in L.A. are for illegal aliens.

-83 percent of warrants issued for murder in Phoenix, AZ are for illegal aliens.

-86 percent of warrants issued for murder in Albuquerque, NM are for illegal aliens.

-53 percent of burglaries in Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Texas are committed by illegal aliens.

-According to police, there are at least 53,000 Latino gang members in Los Angeles (that is the equivalent of three Airborne divisions).

-Mexican drug cartels produce 80 percent of the methamphetamine sold on U.S. streets.

-In 2007 alone, U.S. Customs agents confiscated over 2,000 lbs of methamphetamine at the six official border crossing stations in California.

Latin American gangs are just another reason to vigorously defend our all-too porous border. If our government does not soon become serious about border enforcement, we can expect our nation’s streets to run red with blood, like those of Juarez.

Go Idaho

BOISE, Idaho: Idaho lawmakers could debate as many as three bills this session that would punish employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Two bills, including one introduced Friday by Sen. Mike Jorgenson, would punish employers who knowingly hire illegal workers with fines and suspension of licenses. A third, milder measure makes knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant a misdemeanor but doesn’t touch their licenses.

Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, has introduced similar versions of his legislation the last three sessions, but they failed. He insists tackling the issue will pay off by discouraging illegal workers so much that they stay away.

“It creates enforcement by attrition,” Jorgenson told the Senate State Affairs Committee. “When people know we have this kind of structure in place, they leave the state or they don’t come.”

Jorgenson’s measure would require employers after Jan. 1, 2011, to confirm a worker’s eligibility through the federal “E-Verify” system. Violators would face fines of up to $50 a day per worker, up to $50,000. His bill goes even further: Written driver’s license tests would be given in English only — no interpreters allowed.

On Friday, the Senate panel agreed to consider his bill at a full hearing, along with others that might come across their desks. Still, some members were at least initially skeptical.

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, raised concerns that Jorgenson’s bill could burn up law enforcement agencies’ resources. Senate Minority Leader Kate Kelly, D-Boise, fears far-reaching consequences for legal immigrants who would face additional hurdles to mundane tasks like driving a car.

“We have huge concerns about this,” Kelly said.

Separately, Reps. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, are also working on legislation. Details weren’t available and it hasn’t been introduced, but Labrador said it would discourage employers from hiring illegal aliens, including by revoking an offending business’s license for up to one year.

“People will be more careful when hiring,” said Labrador, an immigration lawyer running for Congress.

A third alternative would tighten existing laws governing employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Owners of companies who knowingly do so could face misdemeanor charges, be fined up to $50,000 and be jailed for two years but wouldn’t be stripped of licenses under the measure sponsored by Sens. John McGee, R-Caldwell, and Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, who chairs the State Affairs Committee.

A pro-business group that includes dairy and construction interests doesn’t like any of the bills, but concedes McGee’s bill would likely put the least burden on employers who often rely on immigrant laborers.

Revoking a business license would be bad for Idaho’s already lagging recovery, said Brent Olmstead, a lobbyist for the Idaho Business Coalition for Immigration Reform. Its members like the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry are pushing for comprehensive immigration reforms that include secure borders, but also increased quotas for guest workers.

Meanwhile, the Idaho Community Action Network, which represents migrant-worker interests, contends that only federal legislation can solve the problem. Leo Morales, a community organizer, said none of the Idaho measures address his group’s concern that employers have inadequate training to determine just who has a fake ID or Social Security number.

“Employers are not immigration officials,” Morales said.

Opponents and supporters

Nebraska State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced the bill to repeal the law. He says the law conflicts with federal law and that he doesn’t think taxpayers should subsidize tuition for illegal immigrants.

Supporters of the bill said it’s unfair to law-abiding students from outside of Nebraska to pay three times the tuition rates that in-state students pay.

“It’s a slap in the face to ask Nebraskans to subsidize illegal aliens while Americans are denied,” said Susan Smith.

Supporters also said the bill gives students false hope.They can’t be legally hired once they get their diploma, and that can set them back when they try to gain legal status.

“You need to go back to your home country if you want to live the American dream, and apply for a student visa,” said Kris Kobach.

But opponents of the bill said such a demand would be devastating.

“How do you tell somebody to go back home when they’ve lived here for so long,” said Marlin Perez.

She read a letter from one of the 35 illegal immigrants enrolled in the university.

“If the law changes, my chances of becoming a college grad and positive member of my country will be shattered,” she read.

That’s why education officials pleaded not the change a law that has given hope to so many.

“If the promise is you will pay three times what your neighbors will pay, we feel that discourages even high school completion, let alone going on to college,” said University of Nebraska President J.B. Miliken

How cool is this

PHOENIX – A Senate panel approved a far-reaching bill designed to combat illegal immigration Wednesday, including allowing police to stop and actually arrest anyone they just reasonably believe is in this country illegally.

Other provisions of the measure approved by the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Human Services include:

• Paving the way for law enforcement to conduct “sting” operations to find companies knowingly hiring undocumented workers.

• Making it a crime to stop a vehicle on the street to pick up someone to do a “day labor” job.

• Requiring police to make a “reasonable attempt” to determine the immigration status of anyone they contact officially if there is “reasonable suspicion” they are an illegal immigrant.

• Permitting anyone to sue a city, county or any government that has policies which limit immigration enforcement by their employees “to less than the full extent permitted by law.”

Wednesday’s 4-3 party-line vote, with Republicans in the majority, sends the SB 1070 to the full Senate.

The move is the latest effort by Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, to force local communities to do more to find, detain, and arrest or deport, those who entered the country illegally.

He is targeting what he called “sanctuary policies” of some cities and police departments that direct police officers not to inquire about the legal status of those they encounter who are not otherwise being investigated for a crime. Pearce said that is why his legislation specifically allows anyone who finds governments are not living up to their obligations to sue.

That raised concerns by Sen. Rebecca Rios, D-Apache Junction, that people who are victims or witnesses would be hesitant to report crimes for fear of being arrested.

“That’s a valid concern,” said Mark Spencer, the president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, which supports the bill. But Spencer said that presumes police officers would use “racial profiling” to try to determine whether victims and witnesses are in this country legally.

Much of the debate centered on what authority, if any, police have to detain those they suspect of being illegal immigrants.

John Thomas, lobbyist for the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, specifically questioned the section about officers being able to arrest suspected illegal immigrants.

“This requires federal immigration training,” he said, referring to a section of federal laws which allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train local police to enforce federal immigration laws. That training includes being able to properly identify who is and is not in this country legally.

But Pearce said all police officers have “inherent authority” to enforce federal immigration laws, even without special training. He said the only time special training is required is after someone is arrested to determine their legal status.

Sen. Al Melvin, R-Tucson, said what Pearce is proposing is necessary.

“We often lose sight of the fact that our porous border and costs related to illegal aliens are costing the citizens of Arizona in excess of $2 billion a year,” he said. Melvin said that includes educating illegal immigrants and their children, incarcerating those who commit crimes and the cost of emergency hospital treatment.

The Department of Corrections reports that 6,313 of the nearly 41,000 inmates serving time for felonies are illegal immigrants. Although there are no similar education figures, the Pew Hispanic Center figured last year about one of seven students in Arizona schools are here via illegal immigration, either themselves or their parents.

The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry spoke against the proposal because it could end up targeting innocent companies.

Jennifer Allen, executive director of the Border Action Network, said another problem is a section of the measure making it a crime to transport or harbor illegal immigrants, which could make criminals out of the immediate family of someone here illegally simply for having them in their homes or driving them somewhere in their cars.

Pearce said, though, he’s not necessarily looking to fill Arizona jails with illegal immigrants. He said it gives discretion to law enforcement officers whether to seek prosecution or simply turn offenders over to ICE.

illegal aliens, sex crimes, criminal aliens

Tucson, Ariz. – In five separate incidents over the past week, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Douglas Station apprehended illegal aliens who had prior arrests for sex crimes. Agents quickly identified these criminal aliens using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System.

On Saturday, Douglas agents apprehended a Mexican male with a felony conviction for rape. Agents then arrested two illegal aliens from Mexico on Monday; one who had been arrested for “rape,” the other for “sex with a minor under 18.” On Wednesday, agents apprehended a Mexican alien who had been previously arrested for “sexual assault on a child.” Thursday, agents arrested an illegal alien from the Dominican Republic who had also been convicted of “rape.”

Sex offenders are among the criminal aliens attempting to enter the United States on a daily basis. “Because IAFIS can access criminal records from across the nation, this technology has been a key factor in rapidly identifying criminal aliens,” said Douglas Station Patrol Agent in Charge Timothy Sullivan. “Removing the criminal element is one of our highest priorities,” he said.

Criminal aliens threaten the safety of communities nationwide. With a larger number of criminals attempting illegal entry, Border Patrol agents are more determined than ever to deter and apprehend these individuals to enhance the quality of life of our communities.

IAFIS is a national fingerprint and criminal history system maintained by the FBI. IAFIS provides automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent searching capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Mexicans Pay Bribes

LOS ANGELES–An estimated 900,000 Mexicans go home for the holidays each December, and many of them are forced to pay bribes to customs and immigration agents, reports La Opinión. To reduce corruption and extortion by Mexican authorities, the Mexican government has expanded its Paisano Program, which provides information stations for travelers at airports and bus stations.

Extortion has declined since the program began in 1988, as more travelers feel safe filing complaints, according to Juan Marcos Gutierrez Gonzalez, Mexican consul general in Los Angeles. However, corruption continues to be a problem: Mexicans returning to Mexico this holiday season are expected to pay nearly $100 million in extortion to customs officials and police agents, according to a report by Mexico's Congress. mex-flag-shit

Clerk blames firing on illegals debate

DENVER — Not only did Bruno Kirchenwitz’s U.S. Border Patrol baseball cap help get him fired, it almost got him shot.

Mr. Kirchenwitz, 54, was dismissed from his part-time job at 7-Eleven in Basalt after he was threatened by two Hispanic men who are suspected of later pumping five bullets into the store.

Mr. Kirchenwitz, who left work less than an hour before the shooting, was terminated by Southland Corp., which owns the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, for violating the company’s “non-confrontation policy.”

He contends he was fired for his views on illegal immigration and seeks a lawyer to sue Southland on his behalf.

“I want to put the hurt on their pocketbook because that’s all they care about, apparently,” Mr. Kirchenwitz said.

The June 26 episode transformed him into a kind of folk hero on talk radio and within the secure-borders movement.

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I swear we don’t plan this stuff out.

But no sooner than does a series of articles about the Collier County Sheriff’s Office program to deport troublesome illegal aliens conclude than an illegal alien is in the headlines, and not in a good way.

The sheriff’s program, as outlined in stories Sunday and Monday, targets illegal immigrants who run afoul of the law. Deputies, through extra training, are empowered to enforce federal laws and begin deportation proceedings as they see fit. In places without the program, local authorities have to rely on federal agents to undertake the deportation process against known illegal immigrants residing in their jails, a demand the feds are not always prepared to meet.

The program and the articles about it elicited the predictable responses from good-hearted people who see tragedy in the separation of families. They fret over the anxiety experienced by those who skirted the rules to find a better life in the United States yet are one traffic stop away from losing it.

Then along comes Mauricio Escalante. The 33-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested Saturday for stabbing to death a 17-year-old on the streets of Immokalee.

The teenager’s affront that set off the fatal confrontation — daring to speak English in America.

According to Sheriff’s Office reports, around 3 a.m. Saturday Charlie Guzman and some friends gathered at the laundry of an apartment complex on Colorado Avenue. Three others, including Escalante, were already there and the two groups began talking until a dispute erupted over the victim’s group speaking English, not Spanish.

Escalante went to a nearby apartment, got a knife, and fatally stabbed Guzman, according to reports.

So much for the notion that illegal immigrants are universally a hard-working, law abiding set committed to doing the jobs Americans won’t do, all while trying to assimilate.

Individuals entered into sham marriages to gain citizenship

11 indicted in Ohio marriage fraud scheme

COLUMBUS, Ohio – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and local officers in the metro-Columbus area arrested nine people charged with participating in a central Ohio based scheme to arrange sham marriages in order to evade U.S. immigration laws. Two additional arrests were made in New Orleans and Philadelphia. Two defendants remain at large. All 11 people were named Dec. 8 in federal indictments unsealed in federal district court.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Brian Moskowitz, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations in Ohio and Michigan, announced the arrests.

“ICE will not tolerate those who engage in sham marriages to circumvent and exploit our nation’s immigration system,” said Moskowitz. “Marriage fraud poses a significant vulnerability that must not go unchallenged. ICE aggressively investigates those who take illegal shortcuts to citizenship, whether they do so to gain an immigration benefit or simply for personal profit.”

The indictment alleges that Columbus-area residents Hasan Salohutdinov, Dimitry Pani, Sviatlana A. Piskunova and Laura Elizabeth Grace Scott recruited U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, primarily Eastern Europeans, to enter into sham marriages to evade immigration laws, starting in January 2007. The foreign nationals paid about $17,000 to marry U.S. citizens. The foreign nationals were allegedly promised legal residency in return for marrying citizens and the citizens were promised monetary compensation.

The indictment also alleges that defendants would counsel sham wedding partners regarding actions to take in order to lend the appearance of being a legitimate marriage, and assist non-citizens in preparing fraudulent documents to present to immigration officials.

“The indictment alleges that the defendants took part in a scheme to arrange marriages between U.S. citizens and foreign nationals,” Stewart said. “The grand jury alleges that motivation for the Americans who entered into these marriages was money. The motivation for the ones they married was American citizenship.”

Each count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and marriage fraud is punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and three years of supervised release. Foreign nationals also face deportation after any prison time served. A list of those charged is below:

Charged foreign nationals Name City Status
Hasan Salohutdinov
In custody

Dmitri Pani
In custody

Sviatlana Piskunova
In custody

Laura Scott
In custody

Courtnie Good
In custody

Sobithon Mirzaev
New Orleans
In custody

Elbek Saidjanov
In custody

Iskander Tairov
In custody

Brent Woods
In custody

LaDawna Tackett
At large

Djafar Sobirov
At large

Stewart commended the investigation by ICE agents, and the assistance of the ICE Office of Detention and Removal, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Columbus Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Reynoldsburg Police Department.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

— ICE —

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

ICE comprises four integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.

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WALNUT CREEK — More than 40 employees at the downtown Target store quit their jobs after an internal probe raised suspicions about their immigration status, according to lawyers who have met with the workers.

Managers summoned the overnight crew of the North Main Street department store to meetings last month and gave workers the chance to prove their eligibility to work in the United States by bringing in the proper documents, the lawyers and Target representatives say.

Most of the questioned workers voluntarily resigned, Target spokeswoman Kate Gillen said. The Minnesota-based retailer would not say how many workers left the Walnut Creek store, but advocates for the employees say it was dozens.

“Forty-five people are without a job,” said lawyer Rocio Avila of La Raza Centro Legal, a San Francisco legal group pressing Target for more information. “Many of the workers there were long-term workers. There was one gentleman who had been (at Target) for 19 years, and the average was five to six years. These weren’t temporary workers, seasonal workers for the holiday season. These were loyal workers who had been there for a long time.”

Avila met with many of the workers and said the group, all of them Spanish speakers, are confused about what happened Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, when supervisors, paychecks in hand, held staff meetings at the beginning of the graveyard shift.

It is unclear, she said, why the predominantly Latino overnight shift was targeted while other employees were not.

“None of the workers are able to articulate exactly what happened,” Avila said. “None of these workers ever got anything in writing. None. That’s a huge red flag.”

The store’s probe of so many of its workers was unusual, especially for a brand-name retailer, but may become more common as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement heightens its enforcement of employers who hire illegal workers, whether knowingly or not. The agency this year has launched civil inspections of hundreds of California employers, though Gillen made clear that the Target store was not one of them.

The company, she said, launched its internal investigation on its own after fielding allegations — she will not say from whom — that some of its Walnut Creek employees were working at the store illegally. All American workers must fill out I-9 forms on the first three days of a job to verify their identity and authorization to work legally in the country, so the store began reviewing those forms.

The employees who were being investigated were “given the opportunity to provide Target with further information and documents to reestablish their ability to work in our store,” Gillen said in a statement.

Although the retailer uses the program elsewhere in the country, Target said the Walnut Creek store is not registered for E-Verify, the federal database that helps companies confirm the legal status of their workers.

Most of the employees worked late at night and early in the morning, when the store is closed, but employees use forklifts, ladders and their hands to stock the store with newly arrived products. Others clean the store, which has been open since 1999.

The retailer gave no warning to county officials about firing a large group of workers. Companies are required to notify local government following a mass layoff but not if the employees were fired for a special reason or left voluntarily, said Stephen Baiter, executive director of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County.

Young or old – Spiks will rape them all

Police in Leesburg, Virginia are currently searching for Salvadoran national Carlos Felipe Centeno, 21 for the molestation of a 5-year-old girl. Centeno who is in this country illegally, works as a house painter.

On March 19, police distributed a wanted poster, which describes Centeno as between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 200 to 240 pounds. He may be riding a blue Magna bicycle.

Centeno also has an outstanding warrant for another case, in which he is accused of committing forcible sodomy.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Centeno should call Detective Doug Shaw at 703-771-4521 , or to leave an anonymous tip call the Leesburg Crime Line as 703-443-TIPS.

On March 12, a Loudon County jury convicted Honduran national Arnold J. Mancia-Morales, 25 of raping a 75-year-old woman in her Sterling Park home. The attack occurred in August 2008. The jury recommended that the illegal alien spend the rest of his life in prison.

Mancia-Morales broke into the woman’s home by smashing-in her glass door sometime after midnight. Awoken by the noise, the woman went to investigate, and was attacked.

Before he was sentenced, the victim’s daughter told the jury how her mother’s life has been impacted by the attack. She told a heart wrenching account of finding her mother one morning, curled up in the fetal position on the floor, weeping, holding onto a book of scriptures and crying out-loud that she wished she had just been killed.

Her daughter said: “I didn’t know what to do, so I just held her.”

Her daughter told the court that her mother now goes to counseling and no longer goes out after dark. She added: “She is always looking over her shoulder.”

Commonwealth’s Attorney James E. Plowman told reporters: “This is an atrocious case, and the victim continues to struggle to deal with this”

Mancia-Morales is no stranger to the courts. In 2006 he was convicted of felony burglary, and four misdemeanor charges between 2007-2008, two of which were assaults. In 2007, he forced himself on a young girl at the Sterling library, he received a 100-day sentence for the attack, but all of the time was suspended.

Incredibly, the day after his sentencing for the rape of the 75-year-old woman, Mancia-Morales was charged with the brutal rape of a 51-year-old woman in the Newberry section of Sterling Park. That attack took place in April 2008.

Northern Virginia has been particularly hard-hit with crimes committed by illegal aliens, following that region’s construction boom of recent years. Of course, the construction industry is dominated by illegal aliens who provide builders with very cheap labor.

The region, along with D.C. has become a stronghold for the violent Salvadoran gang known as MS-13.

Catholic Church encourages illegal immigration after losses from molestation scandal – Need more kids to do in the butt

As countless child sex abuse scandals have rocked the Catholic Church over the last several years, American families have been leaving the church in droves. As American men and women whisk away their children from the potential risk of molestation in the Catholic church, they also take their much needed money. The coffers of U.S. Catholic churches have been running on empty and the church sees the pocketbooks of illegal immigrants as its only hope.

During Pope Benedict XVI’s 2008 visit to the United States, he gave many speeches and sermons. Among other things, the Pope admonished Americans to adopt a welcoming attitude toward those who break our laws by entering this country illegally. Benedict said: “I want to encourage you and your communities to continue to welcome the immigrants who join your ranks today, to share their joys and hopes, to support them in their sorrows and trials and to help them flourish in their new home.

It was discovered that the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, a Vatican-based group which answers directly to the Pope has made a large donation to help build a shelter for Central Americans on their illegal journey to the United States. The money was given to the Brothers On The Path refuge, located in the Mexican city of Ixtepec.

Between 2005-2007, the number of Central American nationals caught by the Border Patrol entering the U.S. illegally has averaged 11 percent of their total apprehensions. While the majority of the 875,000 caught sneaking across the border annually are Mexicans, those coming from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are adding to the incredible burden placed on our Border Patrol agents.

Along with the usual problems posed by illegal immigration, a particularly violent gang known as MS-13 hails from El Salvador, but now has many Honduran and Guatemalan members as well. In addition to other parts of the country, MS-13 has been gaining a large presence in Northern Virginia, and is responsible for several machete attacks in the area. In 2005, an Alexandria teenager lost four fingers during a savage encounter with MS-13 members and a Fairfax man also became a victim of a MS-13 machete attack.

In June 2005, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times in which he defended and even encouraged illegal aliens to enter this country. Of course, Mexicans and other Latin Americans are overwhelmingly devout Catholics. Mahony along with the rest of the church’s hierarchy is undoubtedly anxious to tap this potential source of income.

In 2006, Cardinal Mahony directed all priests in his 288 parish archdiocese to simply ignore any federal law which requires anyone working on behalf of the church to inquire into the citizenship of anyone seeking help (The Catholic church offers assistance to illegal aliens applying for various welfare programs). The directive was given by Mahony in response to the immigration bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2005, which declared all illegal aliens and mandated the prosecution to anyone who knowingly aided an illegal alien.

For decades, the Catholic Church shielded and protected child-molesting priests. As complaints would come pouring-in from parents threatening to involve the police, the church would simply ship the offending priest off on a sabbatical, eventually pawning them off on another unsuspecting parish where the process would begin again. That practice is nothing more than aiding and abetting known criminals. The enormous toll of lives destroyed by this disgusting and cowardly exercise by the Catholic Church will never be fully known.

The Catholic Church has been forced to pay-out millions to the victims of pedophile priests. Fed up with the hypocrisy and disregard for the lives of innocent children, many Americans have fled the Church. In the Boston Archdiocese alone, 65 churches have been forced to close their doors due to a sharp decline in parishioners.

Boston was once considered the center of the American Catholic society. Catholic worshipers in that city were shocked to learn of the outrageous behavior displayed by Cardinal Bernard Law and the offending priests he protected for so many years. One priest that Law moved around to several different parishes was Father Paul Shanley. As it turned out, Fr. Shanley was not only a molester, but an advocate for NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association). While Shanley was eventually convicted of child rape, Cardinal Law was rewarded by Pope John Paul II, who brought him to Rome where he now holds a prominent position within the Vatican.

For many American Catholics, it became obvious that their church would never take seriously the issue of children being victimized by child-raping priests. It also became obvious that the church would never take true responsibility for the role the leaders of the church played in harboring these monsters. It is little wonder that so many now well-informed American Catholics refuse to ever return their children as well as their donations to the church.

The illegal aliens represent exactly what the Catholic Church needs right now…largely uneducated and devoted worshipers with jobs. The illegal aliens will be all-too happy to place their children in Catholic schools (largely funded by school vouchers). If Congress ever grants amnesty to all illegal immigrants, they will fill the now-darkened parishes throughout the U.S. Most of these people speak very little English and most lack even an elementary school education, they are much more likely to keep their mouths shut once the priests begin to have their way with their children. The shell game of shifting molesting priests around will begin again and the faithful will continue to fork-over ten percent of their wages to the church.

The Catholic Church has also helped to organize the massive illegal alien rallies seen in recent years around the nation. The March 2006 rally held in Washington, D.C. was sponsored by among others the Archdiocese of Washington’s Office of Justice and Service, Catholic Charities of the Arlington Diocese, and the Catholic Social Justice Lobby Network. Baltimore churches St. Michael and St. Patrick even sent a four bus convoy filled with illegal aliens to the Washington rally.

A high-ranking official with the Diocese of Arlington, Va. named Father Jose Hoyos played to the crowd when he said: “I want to pray for all the representatives and the senators and the president of the United States, because if they were Christians they would not pass this kind of law.”

According to the Catholic Church, it is now somehow un-Christian to protect the sovereignty of one’s own nation.

The aid and encouragement given to illegal aliens has angered many people who still care about preserving the Republic and maintaining it as a nation of laws. Al Garza, executive director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps recently said: “It’s not only provocative, it’s sinful. What they’re really doing is saying, ‘Look, even though the United States has laws, we’re going to help you break the laws to realize your dream.’ “

In the 1940’s, the Catholic Church helped Nazis escape prosecution to begin new lives in South America. At least from the 1960’s to the present, the church chose to protect child-molesting priests over innocent children. Now, to save itself, that same Catholic Church is encouraging an illegal invasion of this country…Is it any wonder that this church has become irrelevant to most Americans?

IA Slaughterhouse Spik Lover On Trial In Sioux Falls

RubashkinNearly 70 supporters of an Iowa slaughterhouse executive crowded the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls Tuesday. Forty-nine-year-old Shalom Rubashkin is facing 72 counts of employing illegal aliens, as well as 91 counts of fraud.

Rubashkin was Vice President of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, the site of what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in U.S. history.

The trial was moved to Sioux Falls from Iowa because of pre-trial publicity. The first of two trials deals with millions of dollars in bank fraud and money laundering charges. In the second trial, Rubashkin faces dozens of counts of employing illegal aliens.

Rubashkin will be spending the next two months at the federal courthouse in Sioux Falls as he and his attorneys navigate the legal proceedings that lie ahead. But plenty of supporters have followed the former Iowa slaughterhouse executive to Sioux Falls; dozens of Rubashkin's friends and family sat in the courtroom and in an overflow room as jurors were questioned for his bank fraud trial Tuesday.

In that case, Rubashkin allegedly gave false statements to his bank about the $35 million line of credit he had with them. Rubashkin was also not paying livestock producers on time, which is against federal laws.

He is also standing trial in Sioux Falls for one of the largest immigration raids in the United States. On May 12, 2008, federal authorities arrested 389 illegal aliens at the Agriprocessors plant in Iowa. Rubashkin is charged with paying the illegal workers in cash so they wouldn't show up on the company's books, placing the employees on the payroll of another business and encouraging the workers to get fake I.D.'s.

Attorneys questioned 58 potential jurors Tuesday and have seated 16 jurors. Opening statements in the federal fraud case are scheduled to start Wednesday.

The fraud case is expected to last up to six weeks; the immigration case will follow and is also expected to last up to six weeks.

Nancy Pelosi – these are my kind of guys

On February 5, 2009, the 11-year-old girl was walking to school when she was grabbed by the two Mexican nationals, who forced her into their car at knife-point. They drove her to an abandoned house where both men took turns raping her.

On October 30, illegal aliens Juan Hernandez-Monzalvo, 25, and Richard Morales-Marin, 24, were found guilty by an Orange County, FL jury of kidnapping and sexual battery, along with other charges.

Because of the girl’s young age and the severe trauma she has suffered, prosecutors brought a therapy dog into the courtroom to help calm her frayed nerves and allow her to testify against her brutal attackers.

The little girl never looked at her assailants, but locked eyes with the gentle Golden Retriever as he lay close to her, and described the ordeal to the courtroom.

“He grabbed my neck and put a knife to my throat,” she said.

She continued: “He told me to get in the car, I was crying. He told me if I didn’t he’d kill me.”

She said that when the pair was finished with her, they ordered her to put her clothes on and get back into the car. They drove her to another area and fled.

She said: “He told me to get out and they drove off really fast.”

The girl then knocked on doors throughout the neighborhood until finding someone to help her.

Sickeningly, one of the men, Morales-Marin, testified that he thought the little girl was a prostitute and that she went with them willingly. He claimed that he did not realize she was only a child until after he and his cohort had both raped her, when he noticed her small backpack.

Both men face up to life in prison and will be sentenced in January.

One of the rapists, Juan Hernandez-Monzalvo, had actually been previously deported to Mexico, but easily made his way back to Florida. He has been arrested many times for driving without a license.

Both Hernandez-Monzalvo and Morales-Marin are suspected of committing other sexual assaults in the area. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office say that DNA evidence has linked Morales-Marin to a recent rape near a local mall.

4 members of Ark. family plead guilty to harboring, hiring illegal aliens

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office at Fort Smith says four members of an Arkansas family have pleaded guilty to charges that they harbored, transported and employed illegal aliens.

A news release Monday from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Groom said the pleas were entered by Leoncio Amador-Villanueva, 42, Jose "Manuel" Amador Villanueva, 39, and Kelle Stubbs-Amador, 32, all of Alma, and Juan Amador-Villaneuva, 43, of Batesville.

Chris Plumlee, an assistant U.S. attorney, said Sept. 23 raids on four sites in Arkansas turned up about 15 illegal aliens working at Amador Poultry Contracting and J&A Loading, businesses operated by the Amadors.

The news release said "illegal aliens were knowingly hired by the defendants to work on chicken-catching crews, who were transported to various work sites, and were paid in cash."
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Sacrificing American Children for Illegal Alien Health Insurance

When Senate Finance Committee Democrats defeated an amendment last week that would have required photo identification for health benefits on a straight party-line vote, they joined their House colleagues in defending a culture of corruption that results in millions of American children having their identities being used by illegal aliens to obtain benefits that they are not entitled to.

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Two sentenced for Bensenville illegal-alien scam

The owner of a Bensenville temp agency and her assistant were sentenced to prison Wednesday for harboring illegal aliens and helping them procure jobs with security clearance at O’Hare International Airport.

Mary Gurin, 38, of Carpentersville, owner of Bensenville’s Ideal Staffing, was sentenced to three years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo after pleading guilty in May. Gurin’s assistant at Ideal Staffing, Norinye Benitez, 26, of Franklin Park, was sentenced to a year and a day and pleaded guilty last December.

They admitted to knowingly employing at least 54 illegal workers in 2006 and 2007 and fraudulently obtaining airport security badges for them in working at O’Hare.

“The defendants circumvented airport security and the screening process in the name of greed,” said John Morton, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Benitez is herself an illegal immigrant and will be delivered to ICE custody after serving her sentence.

One illegal spik – nine little girls molested!

On Tuesday evening, police in Lakewood, NJ took illegal alien Cirilo Cholula, 18, into custody and charged him with nine counts of aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment

On June 13, the family of one of the little girls notified police that the Mexican national had molested their daughter.

The children range from 4-to-7-years-old, authorities said.

Incredibly, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford told reporters that her office believes the illegal alien has molested even more girls, and is asking parents to contact police if their child has had any contact with Cholula.

Cholula is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail on $1 million bail. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have also filed a detainer against Cholula.

It should be noted that in Mexico, the crime of child molestation is almost never prosecuted, in fact if a rapist (even a child rapist) proposes marriage to his victim before a judge, all charges are usually dropped.

The reason so many Mexican nationals are committing horrendous crimes against children in this country is due in large measure to the vast cultural differences between the two countries. The fact is that the lives of little girls, and women in general are simply not valued in Mexico.

The most glaring example of the sad aforementioned fact is the age of sexual consent throughout most of Mexico is only 12 years of age!

If this nation does not soon begin to defend our border with Mexico, as well as begin mass deportations of illegal aliens, the United States will become just as inhospitable to children as is Mexico.