Friday, November 09, 2007

*This* Is Why Immigration Is (And Should be) A Major '08 Issue

...NOT racism. Not because people don't like Mexicans, Brazilians and Cubans. It's about SECURITY (and to be honest a little bit about the formerly eradicated diseases and the crime rate...)

"...Nearly two dozen illegal immigrants were arrested Wednesday, accused of using fake security badges to work in critical areas of O'Hare International Airport, including the tarmac, authorities said.

The 23 illegal workers were employed by Ideal Staffing Solutions Inc., whose corporate secretary and office manager also were arrested after an eight-month investigation that involved federal, state and Chicago authorities.

The company contracted work for carriers including United Airlines, KLM and Qantas, said Elissa A. Brown, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

"The investigation identifies a vulnerability that could compromise national security, while bringing criminal charges against individuals who built an illegal work force into their business practice," Brown said.

Ideal Staffing officials did not return a telephone message left after business hours Wednesday by The Associated Press..." (source)

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