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Old 08-14-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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How many actually believe these women will leave? Now that the tracking devices have been removed, they can relocate anywhere in this country.

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A federal immigration judge has ordered government officials to remove electronic ankle bracelets from 10 women detained in the raid at the Agriprocessors meat processing plant in Postville and to let the women and their children return home to Guatemala and Mexico.

The women had been living in legal limbo since the May 12 raid, the largest in U.S. history at a single site. The women were among the 389 arrested that day and accused of entering the country illegally. But, unlike most of those arrested, they never faced criminal charges, and they were released with ankle bracelets that tracked their whereabouts.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Tim Counts said the agency often objects to allowing voluntary departures in such cases. The agency prefers that illegal immigrants face formal deportations, he said. That way, if they're caught re-entering the United States, they can be imprisoned for up to 20 years.

"It's illegal for them to be in the country, and we want there to be consequences for that, not just a slap on the wrist," he said. "We believe the American public wants immigration laws to have some teeth to them."
Judge lets Postville detainees go home | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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How many actually believe these women will leave? Now that the tracking devices have been removed, they can relocate anywhere in this country.


Judge lets Postville detainees go home | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register
I'll bet my paycheck that at least half of them will pop up somewhere else in the country. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them come to Northern VA.
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'll bet my paycheck that at least half of them will pop up somewhere else in the country. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them come to Northern VA.
True! Let's not forget, they will also need to have another anchor baby for good measure.
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