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Old 12-22-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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First, the airport in NY. Now this! How many companies are ignoring national security for the sake of cheap labor? Yet, we are to believe illegals are only doing the jobs Americans won’t do. What a load of crap.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTVA-CBS 11 News) A contractor hired for a major construction project on Elmendorf Air Force Base broke both state and federal law.

At issue: the illegal immigrants that were granted access to the base to help construct the Air Force's new F-22 hangars.


An investigation has reviled the company employed undocumented workers and allowed them access to a national security site.

A "critical infrastructure site essential to national security." That is how the federal government describes Elmendorf Air Force Base.

"I do not have a clue how a contractor was able to take these individuals onto a military base, constructing a building for one of our most sophisticated fighter planes." Says Ironworkers Local 751 President/Organizer John Lewis.

"It's extremely disturbing that a contractor is able to, day after day for months on end, take undocumented workers and get them through security," says Lewis.

While they declined to talk on camera, officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement did confirm four of Steel System Erectors' employees on the Elmendorf job did not have proper employment documents, and one of those even had a criminal history in California.
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Investigation: Illegal Workers On Elmendorf AFB - KTVA (http://www.ktva.com/ci_14010172?source%253Dmost_viewed.20F88DA3D7D369F 5BB70F372987EAE1F.html - broken link)
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: California
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"The newly strengthened E-verify rules were supposed to prevent this exact thing from happening" "Only it was not followed for the Elmendorf project"

Sadly,this is not the first time this has happened, Nor will it be the last.

While the government creates all of these security orgs/departments to protect us from terrorists,etc There is not one department designed to protect us from our government and the collective of incompentents in DC
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Pa
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"The newly strengthened E-verify rules were supposed to prevent this exact thing from happening" "Only it was not followed for the Elmendorf project"

Sadly,this is not the first time this has happened, Nor will it be the last.

While the government creates all of these security orgs/departments to protect us from terrorists,etc There is not one department designed to protect us from our government and the collective of incompentents in DC
This is a norm. Our Gov will pass laws and then fail to enforce. This gives them the excuse to waste more time and money by passing more laws still that will not be enforced.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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If only the AFB was as strict as the airport I work on... We have a bunch of construction going on and they wouldn't let ANYONE inside the fence that didn't go through a rigorous security check. In fact, they rebuilt a whole section of the airport with security fencing that keeps the construction workers out....

And this is a little county airport!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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We have so many rules on paper. Too bad no one follows them nor enforces them.
But since they are on paper..everything is ok...right ?

Let's see if they get a small fine ($500) or major jail time. I'm going to go with small fine here.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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If only the AFB was as strict as the airport I work on... We have a bunch of construction going on and they wouldn't let ANYONE inside the fence that didn't go through a rigorous security check. In fact, they rebuilt a whole section of the airport with security fencing that keeps the construction workers out....

And this is a little county airport!
The problem is: just because you go through a rigorous security check doesn't mean they are refusing people who had red flags or how do we even know they are doing complete checks for everyone? That's the point that people are making in this thread, that measures are there, but not everyone is subject to them.
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