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    Default Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caught

    Immigration agents detained approximately 680 people during coordinated early-morning workplace raids Wednesday across Mississippi, federal authorities announced this afternoon.

    The operation now holds the record for “what is believed to be the largest single state immigration enforcement operation in our nation’s history,” Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, told reporters Wednesday.

    More than 650 agents from Homeland Security Investigations executed administrative and federal criminal search warrants for immigration violations at seven sites in six different cities: two sites in Morton, and one each in Carthage, Canton, Pelahatchie, Walnut Grove and Bay Springs, according to Hurst.

    Authorities indicated that employers found knowingly hiring people not authorized to work in the country could face prosecution, but declined to provide specifics, citing an open investigation.

    Per news reports, HSI agents were found at a number of poultry processing plants across the state, including a Koch Foods plant in Morton, Peco Foods in Walnut Grove, Canton, and Bay Springs, PH Food Inc. in Morton, Pearl River Foods in Carthage and A&B Inc. in Pelahatchie.
    In addition to the detentions, the operation could also prove a blow for Mississippi’s poultry industry, which accounts for the largest percentage of the state’s agricultural economy; the industry employs more than 25,000 people across the state.

    Though employers targeted in the raids could face criminal penalties, a report released in May by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University notes the criminal prosecution of employers “who knowingly hire undocumented workers has been relatively rare.”

    The TRAC report found between April 2018 and March 2019, only 11 individuals were prosecuted in seven cases, and that prison sentences have also been rare for people convicted since criminal penalties were enacted by Congress in 1986.

    Mississippi state law also requires employers to check the work authorization status of workers through the federally-administered E-Verify system, which confirms a worker’s I-9 form against other records.

    https://mississippitoday.org/2019/08...ants-detained/

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    https://www.history.com/news/operati...54-deportation


    “July is scorching in Mexicali. The Mexican city just across the border from Calexico, California, averages 108 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, but temperatures often swell into the 120s.

    In 1955, thousands of disoriented people roamed the city’s streets as the sun bore down on them. They had just been dumped there by American immigration officials—snatched from their lives and jobs in the United States and thrown into a city where they didn’t know anyone.

    These Mexican immigrants had been caught in the snare of Operation Wetback, the biggest mass deportation of undocumented workers in United States history. As many as 1.3 million people may have been swept up in the Eisenhower-era campaign with a racist name, which was designed to root out undocumented Mexicans from American society.”
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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    They absolutely need to prosecute the employers.
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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    The employers should be the ones targeted but the politicians probably have shares in the companies.
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    It is bizarre that employers are not prosecuted. It fits the whole theme of America First and all that jazz.
    It'd probably do a bit for American wages growth too.

    (Though any growth would be knocked off by the (global) recession Trumps war on China is kick starting).
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    Why didn’t they round up the executives of these 7 companies? And publicly perp-walk them to lockup on national television. This is what should be investigated.

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    Ive said many times the way to end illegal immigration is to severely prosecute those that hire undocumented workers. Walmart has a illegal working in a store, CEO does time.
    The roads headed to the border would be jammed from the exodus. Not a dollar spent, shot fired or child caged.

    Then institute a guest worker program that would ultimately lead to citizenship.

    Problem is the business owners contribute to republican campaigns.
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    These particular business owners clearly didn't contribute to the correct campaigns. This is going to be a productivity and PR hit they would happily have paid to avoid, I'm sure.

    Completely beside the point, I know, but the first day of school is the 8th of AUGUST??? does that seem like it's at least 3 weeks early to anyone else?
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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    Just imagine if this was done at Trump golf courses in 2017.

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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    They absolutely need to prosecute the employers.
    Bingo it's the only thing that will work. The plant managers and the human resource directors need to do a couple of years each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    They absolutely need to prosecute the employers.
    The reds will never prosecute their own...
    These are large political donors.

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    Obama did just that - hugely successful; the 'exodus of illegals' took off nicely. And then the plug was pulled... by Republicans. Imagine that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    Bingo it's the only thing that will work. The plant managers and the human resource directors need to do a couple of years each.
    Hit them in the bank accounts, that is why they employ illegals.
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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    Just to step back for a moment ... WTF? Who plans a major deportation roundup to coincide with the first day of school? I mean, how better to set a video clip of crying abandoned children on permanent repeat on cable news and in campaign videos than to make it all happen on an iconic day of any family's life? This is not policy, it's a communications strategy - projecting cruelty. And setting up an ever harsher divide not between those who think Trump's cruel or not ... because Trump's doing as much as he level-best can to stomp out any disagreement on that score. The divide now being set up is between those who revel in his cruelty, and those who are repelled by it.
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    Heartless soulless bastards.
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    Default Re: Kids calling us on the first day of school, wondering if their parents were caugh

    Yeah. Exactly.
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