Thursday, May 11, 2006

It Can't Happen Here

I'd just about be willing to bet some Saint Joseph, Missouri residents thought the illegal alien problem was only something you should be concerned about if you lived close to the border until they read this St. Joseph News-Press article.

"5/11/2006
Immigration officers nab 9 at Julio's

Alyson Raletz
Public Safety Reporter

Federal immigration officers arrested nine Julio's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina employees just before noon Wednesday, less than two weeks after a similar operation at the restaurant's Cedar Falls, Iowa location.

Multiple officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--formerly known as U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, or INS--led the sweep, but four Buchanan County Sheriff's Department deputies assisted with the arrests, patrol Capt. Howard Judd said.

Mr. Judd said all arrests were made without incident.

ICE's regional communications director, Carl Rusnok, only would confirm the arrests took place. He declined to divulge any additional information, saying that the arrests are part of an ongoing investigation and additional information could be released today.

Another Julio's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, was a site of a recent ICE raid, according to the Courier, a Waterloo, Iowa, newspaper. The Courier reported that ICE agents served a warrant at the Cedar Falls Julio's Mexican Restaurant and Cantina on April 27 and arrested 12 people for illegal immigration issues. Two of them, Juan Lopez and Martha Lopez-Angel, were part owners of the restaurant. Mr. Lopez was charged with failing to leave the United States following a criminal order. Ms. Lopez-Angel was charged with inducing an alien to enter or reside in the United States illegally.

Julio's management in St. Joseph declined a News-Press interview Wednesday."

This should be a wake up call for Saint Joseph, it can happen here. Julio's has been busted twice now. This should show you why I made the comments I made yesterday.


God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

1 Comments:

Blogger John Brown said...

Good to see that fascism is thriving in the heartland.

Without the ability to freely exploit immigrant labor, this little debt-riddled economy would tank faster than you can say "Great Depression."

9:02 AM  

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