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Illegal immigrants prepare for possible arrest...
By Karen Palumbo   
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Last edited: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Meetings offer advice on legal documents, custody, bail money.....

      I was doing my usual early morning thing taking my time going through some of the local newspapers. I came across another article that might be of interest to others besides myself. Sometimes it just boggles the mind how these things can even be happening, but I assure you they are.

     "Frightened by raids last year at six Swift & Co., plants, illegal immigrants in the nations's meatpacking towns are preparing for their possible arrest."
      Ummm, can someone tell me how do you prepare for a potential arrest?  If you must be concerned about such matters, then could it be you already know what you are doing is not right? Could it be that in your conscience you already are aware that perhaps you have broken some laws, LIKE CROSSING THE BORDER, do you think??
     "For years, immigrant advocacy groups had been confident the meatpacking giants were so powerful that immigration agents would never raid them.
     But since the December 12, 2006 sweeps at Swift plants in six states, immigrant advocacy groups have been holding workshops and teaching illegal workers how to prepare for arrest. They have been advised on such things as drawing up legal documents so someone could care for their children and handle their financial affairs."
     "In addition, the United Food and Commercial Workers union has printed a bilingual kit it plans to distribute nationwide to immigrant workers in the coming weeks. The kit includes practical information, legal documents and sample letters."
     I realize that this does become a little confusing at times, but let us just get one thing straight okay?  Immigrants in this country have nothing to worry about. The ones who do have something to worry about are the illegal immigrants, who came from who knows where and decided they were going to live here.
     "Among those making preparations since attending a workshop is the family of a forty three year old man who works under a false identity at the National Beef plant in Liberal, Kansas. Two of his four children, ranging from ages four to eighteen were boen in the United States where hw has lived on and off for twenty one years."
     Gee, let me guess?  He not only snuck into this country on his own, but then stole someone's identity to make his own? Never giving it a second thought as to his ruining someone else's life because he stole someone's identity?  Complete disregard for the person's name he was so willing to steal to keep himself here and find work to provide for his family. 
     I am suppose to feel sorry for him and others like him? I think not. The person who had his identity stolen has probably been suffering ever since, but I guess that is okay, right? We are not suppose to feel sorry for this person, right?
     Now, out of the goodness of their hearts, Banks want to help by issuing credit cards to people who have no identity??? When they find these credit cards all used up and in the nearest trash bucket, who is going to be stuck paying the debt????


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Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/19/2007
I Pity No Illegals Mexicanos Or OtherWise They Can All Go Back To Hell Where Ever They Came From...

Praise For This Write: Right On May Just Be Sum Legals Mexicans Will Get Message And Get His Meat Packen Job Back-Huh!

Reviewed by Stan Grimes 4/19/2007
I agree with you completely. The cycle must stop.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 4/19/2007
I wish that there was some responsibility on these companies to sponsor these workers so that they could become citizens. Of course I believe it's the tax advantage that the companies are saving on also because why else would they keep these people working like this illegally. If they are good workers they should help them become citizens. I think if the companies are sending out forms they should be fined to make up the difference that these people would be paying in taxes.

I can't blame them in some ways because it's not their laws that they are breaking it's our own American Companies who are breaking the law. Good article and I understand what you are saying. Even these groups who are now helping them, you would think that they could find sponsers for each of these or at least the ones who are good people and would benifit this country. Lady J
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/19/2007
What part of illegal don't these jerks understand?? They are breaking the law, PERIOD. COMPRENDE??

Excellent rant, rant on, baby girl, I know how you feel. I feel the same way. Crazy, that's what it is, crazy!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :(

Why not help our OWN instead of helping the lawbreakers???
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/19/2007

Sad state of affairs: what part of "ILLEGAL" do they not understand? They break the law, they get deported. Simple as that. A company hires illegals, they get shut down. Simple as that.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/19/2007
I am an advocate of open frontier, not of open doors.
Those that wish to have a green-card, that have lawful employment waiting, should not be confronted with that "red-tape" so precious to bureaucrats.
But those thousands and thousands of criminals that enter unlawfully the land should not be deported, we could have a spartan, no frills
facility in Alaska with plenty of labor for oilpipe lines, after ten years those criminals will think twice entering the land again.
It will be money well expend.
But that's only me.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/18/2007
They should throw those that hire into jail, and shut them down for trolling for illegals. Correction though, they are not illegal "immigrants". They are illegal "aliens" without rights or privileges, though they assume wrongly that they do.

And you are so right, they are ruining lives by stealing IDs. They are so much human criminal trash, no matter how you look at it. The myth that they are doing jobs Americans do not want is a MYTH that is repeated and perpetuated by those who haven't taken the time to investigate.

A good an timely article, Karen. Appreciate it.


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