Thursday, August 7, 2008

Illegal Aliens Rounded Up in Montco

An article in the Times Herald really caught my attention today. It seems that there was a sting operation to round up and arrest illegal aliens in Montgomery County on Tuesday. Some of the illegals were collared working in the public areas of Montgomery County courthouse and at One Montgomery Plaza!

So far, so good, eh? That's what ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is all about, rounding up and deporting illegals. And it looks like they're finally doing what they are paid to do...deport undocumented and illegal aliens.

Apparently, "community activists gathered Tuesday in front of St. Patrick's Church on Dekalb Street to protest last weekend's round-up of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement".

I read on to find:

Eugenio H. Villasantes and Roberto Ortiz as well as other union leaders of Local 32BJ SEIU, the union for building janitorial services, were at St. Patrick's supporting the employees affected by the raid. The union condemned the actions of ICE and the tactics of ABM (the company that employs these undocumented, illegal aliens). Click here to read more.

Condemns the tactics? What is there to condemn? The use of a ruse to catch deadbeat dads, people in violation of parole, etc. has been implemented for years as a tactic for good law enforcement.

In a similar article written by the Times Heralds Margaret Gibbons, Union Vice President Valarie Long states, "Rounding up and deporting hardworking immigrant workers is an inhumane and counterproductive action that does nothing to fix our nation's broken immigration system," [...] "These raids, which are completely out of line with our nation's values and ideals serve only to terrorize workers and create fear in our communities."

I guess it's just not "fair" to trick people who willingly break the laws of our land. Not to mention the loss of dues that these illegals paid to line the pockets of the labor unions who represented them. And, what of "our nations values and ideals" is law enforcement "out of line" with? Oh, yeah...unions offering illegal immigrants a lower wage while still collecting union dues from the hapless workers? Give me a break! These people broke the law. Besides, rounding them up is not counterproductive and inhumane. It's called (once again) "law enforcement"!

The protesters are planning a rally on the courthouse steps on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a march to St. Patrick's Church.

If other municipalities catch on and start doing the same thing, maybe our illegal problem will slowly, but surely go away.

One can only dream that the day will come when we can call a customer service line and not hear "press one for English...".

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Golden Bear said...

Hey, how about putting the Union Bosses and the employeers in jail for knowingly hiring illigals. That will surely help with this growing problem in Montco and the country!

TrekMedic251 said...

Did any of them work at nursing homes as "care techs?"

Sorry, inside joke.

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