U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-09-2008, 09:50 AM
 
7,020 posts, read 9,903,628 times
Reputation: 1094

Advertisements

Workers received a memo about the 4:30 p.m. meeting, telling them it was for training and discussion on new policy procedure, union spokeswoman Kate Ferranti said. They were also told they could pick up their paychecks there.

But when they arrived, they were greeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who promptly arrested them. Agents released 22 workers that day for "humanitarian" reasons, such as health conditions and child care, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Mike Gilhooly said. Those workers were were strapped with tracking devices and placed under house arrest. All the arrested workers will soon face deportation hearings, he said.

Federal agents conducted an audit of the company's records and found that the workers had gained employment through fraudulent documents, Gilhooly said. He said that ABM Janitorial Services was not at fault and has fully cooperated.

A majority of detained workers are Local 32BJ members, Ferranti said. They are no longer employees at ABM, said Tony Mitchell, a company spokesman.

The union "misrepresents our role and responsibility," Mitchell said. "Our policy is full compliance with the law, and as such, we cooperated with [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] in this matter."

Milhooly said that immigration agents "make no effort to terrorize people" and that the detained workers will have due process in immigration court.

Asked about the union's claim of a "broken immigration system," Milhooly said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement "enforces the laws that are on the books today."

Union members rally for detained immigrant workers | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/08/2008 (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20080808_Union_members_rally_for_deatined_immigran t_workers.html - broken link)

. . . .. . way to go ICE!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-09-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
8,575 posts, read 6,095,059 times
Reputation: 835
more good news. instead of deporting them, they should be sent adrift. let the ocean deal with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2008, 10:39 AM
 
7,020 posts, read 9,903,628 times
Reputation: 1094
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmarquise View Post
more good news. instead of deporting them, they should be sent adrift. let the ocean deal with them.
Agreed.

We'd save a ton of money if put a million to each vessel and pack them in tight. That way, they'd feel right at home during their journey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-09-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
8,575 posts, read 6,095,059 times
Reputation: 835
in order to make them feel even more at home, they should convert their toyota corolla into a boat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JDubsMom View Post
Agreed.

We'd save a ton of money if put a million to each vessel and pack them in tight. That way, they'd feel right at home during their journey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top