Cross posted from Curiouser and Curiouser
This news from Cincinnati.com shows that at least some feds are getting tough on illegal aliens – and the people who hire them:
Four supervisors for Fischer Homes were among 80 people arrested Tuesday as part of a two-year probe into the use of illegal immigrant workers in the home construction industry in Northern Kentucky.
The supervisors were charged with hiring illegal immigrants. The other 76 persons arrested were charged with being in the United States illegally.
The investigation, which is continuing, ties Fischer Homes directly to the subcontractor who hired and employed the undocumented immigrants, according to court documents. Indeed, court papers say, the subcontractor, Robert Pratt, also provided housing for the immigrants, most of whom are from Mexico or Guatemala.
As court hearings in the case began Tuesday, other federal authorities were at the headquarters of Fischer Homes on Chancellor Drive in Fort Mitchell. They arrived about noon with local police and were still there Tuesday evening, but did not say what they were looking for.
In a statement released late Tuesday from Washington, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which led the investigation, issued a harsh warning to employers.
“ICE has no tolerance for corporate supervisors who harbor illegal aliens for their workforce and deny labor opportunities for legitimate American employees,” said Julie L. Myers, the assistant secretary for the agency.
“This enforcement action demonstrates how we will use all our investigative tools to bring these individuals to justice, no matter how large or small the company.”
This sends a chilling message to would-be employers of illegals – hire them and get arrested. Its about time!
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