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Old 01-18-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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WESLACO - Authorities seized more than 1,200 fraudulent documents from home here Thursday evening, including several hundred Social Security cards, birth certificates and vehicle titles from various states.

U.S. Border Patrol agents raided the home after receiving an anonymous tip about a group of illegal residents, officials said.

But once inside, they discovered the document stash and called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for assistance in determining whether the papers were stolen or counterfeit.

"It's unusual and alarming," ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said. "It's a lot of documents."

Pruneda declined to provide the home's exact location, citing the ongoing investigation. Agents arrested a 52-year-old Mexican national but also refused to release her identity.

Investigators suspect the house may have been a hub for an identity theft ring, Pruneda said.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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I read that article and find it amazing there is tone that this was any kind of surprise at all. This takes place all over the US and shoots down any myth that they are here just to work and be law abiding.

Law abiding does not include purchasing, carrying and displaying a forged fake or stolen document to obtain govt services or jobs. That word is already in the dictionary --- Thief.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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I read that article and find it amazing there is tone that this was any kind of surprise at all. This takes place all over the US and shoots down any myth that they are here just to work and be law abiding.

Law abiding does not include purchasing, carrying and displaying a forged fake or stolen document to obtain govt services or jobs. That word is already in the dictionary --- Thief.
Agreed and all the more reason to deport, deport, deport . . every single illegal alien in this country. No exceptions.
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