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Immigration arrests denounced at rally(MN-illegals whine and yell at Coleman)
Pioneer Press ^ | 12-19-06 | JOHN BREWER

Posted on 12/19/2006 3:43:37 PM PST by Rakkasan1

They came to tell the stories they say aren't being told. In the wake of last Tuesday's raids at Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in Worthington, Minn., and five other states, a group of about 200 people gathered Monday afternoon outside the St. Paul offices of U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman to condemn the federal action and demand immigration reform. After a 40-minute rally, a smaller group walked into the Republican senator's office and read stories about families affected by the Minnesota roundup of more than 200 workers on alleged immigration violations. "One woman is pregnant and is terrified to leave her home. She'll only communicate by telephone," said Patrick Leet, an activist who collected stories last weekend in Worthington. "She's psychologically devastated." The stories were told to Coleman's staff members; rally organizers were informed that the senator is out of the country. A few of the people visiting the office said the storytelling was necessary because the government is using accusations of identity theft as an excuse to round up undocumented workers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: adiospedro; alieninvasion; aliens; border; crimaliens; icecreamed; illegals; immigrantlist; raid; swift
Mike Potter, president of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1161 at the Swift pork-processing plant in Worthington, said he had no words to describe how the ICE sweep damaged his southwestern Minnesota community of 11,000."This can never happen again," he said through a bullhorn. "Never.".

Fine the union along with Swift for being useful idiots.

1 posted on 12/19/2006 3:43:39 PM PST by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1
This can never happen again," he said through a bullhorn. "Never.".

Or?
2 posted on 12/19/2006 3:49:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Rakkasan1
A few of the people visiting the office said the storytelling was necessary because the government is using accusations of identity theft as an excuse to round up undocumented workers.

OK so how did they get hired?

3 posted on 12/19/2006 3:50:03 PM PST by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: Rakkasan1
I can't help but wonder how many of Potter's former members who once worked in the industries moved on because it would no longer pay a wage to support an AMerican cost of living and taxes.

From what I've read, not one of these poor "victims" was arrested for working here illegally. They were arrested for IDENTITY THEFT. The real victims are the people who had their identities stolen. I'm sure the reporter could find one or more real victims to interview with a reasonable effort.

4 posted on 12/19/2006 3:51:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman
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5 posted on 12/19/2006 3:55:23 PM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: Rakkasan1
Only if you're an illegal alien. If you are an American Citizen yer gonna fry.
6 posted on 12/19/2006 3:58:56 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Rakkasan1
They came to tell the stories they say aren't being told.

After a 40-minute rally, a smaller group walked into the Republican senator's office and read stories about families affected by the Minnesota roundup of more than 200 workers on alleged immigration violations.

Here's another story for you, you puling pieces of puke.

Man's ID Theft Linked To Raids

Workers used his information in 3 different states.

A former Landry's busboy is bucking Uncle Sam, who wants a cut of $75,790 earned by employees at three national meat processing companies using Steven De Leon Aumada's identification. Aumada, 21, says he feels "skinned and filleted" after realizing he might be trapped in the web of worker deceit that led immigration officials to raid six Swift & Co. meat processing plants Tuesday in six states, according to officials.

The Internal Revenue Service notified Aumada in July that he owed $19,998 in income taxes, penalties and interest for work reported in his name and Social Security number by Swift & Co. in Greeley, Colo., Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. in Springdale, Ark., and National Beef Packing Company LLC in Liberal, Kan.

SNIP

Knowledge of the recent raid at the Swift plants has prompted identity theft victim responses nationwide.

SNIP


7 posted on 12/19/2006 4:00:47 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: Vigilanteman

Man's ID theft linked to raids

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1754425/posts


8 posted on 12/19/2006 4:03:59 PM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: DumpsterDiver

prediction: Norm will "question the timing" as to being mean to Jewish Illegal Aliens during their holiday.


9 posted on 12/19/2006 4:05:31 PM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: Rakkasan1
Identity Theft Arrests Denounced at Rally.

There. Fixed it.
10 posted on 12/19/2006 4:08:16 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's time for the DO-GOODERS to pay the cost of their good-doings.)
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To: Nik Naym
There. Fixed it.

Sure did.

11 posted on 12/19/2006 4:13:43 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Nik Naym
The stories were told to Coleman's staff members; rally organizers were informed that the senator is out of the country. A few of the people visiting the office said the storytelling was necessary because the government is using accusations of identity theft as an excuse to round up undocumented workers.

Here is yet again a subliminal charge of racism; it's racism to arrest people who are in fact criminals for the mere fact of being here.

Undocumented workers?.....I hate that term, what is it?......the dog ate your green card?

12 posted on 12/19/2006 4:17:55 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Haha! The dog age their greencard...

I'll be using that one!


13 posted on 12/19/2006 4:23:09 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: Rakkasan1

Slightly off topic, but everyone should do a routine credit check to see if anyone is using your SS number and/or name. Go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com to get a credit check from each of the 3 reporting agencies each year.

This is the site that is featured at http://www.ftc.gov and is the only 'official' site sponsored by the 3 reporting agencies. (There are other sites which offer free credit reporting - I am guessing they likely want to charge you for your free info, sell you something else, or are scams to get you to input your personal information. To be safe you may even want to start at the ftc.gov site.)

You can do all 3 at once or spread them throughout the year. I recently did mine and found that my info was comingled with that of several relatives (who fortunately aren't deadbeats:)), and that there were still cards listed which I thought I had closed long ago. These errors were resolved within a day.


14 posted on 12/19/2006 4:27:50 PM PST by posterchild (Spent some money on women and beer, the rest was just wasted.)
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To: Rakkasan1

Where were the protesters and the Church when the original workers and families were displaced by cheap labor in the first place?

Meatpacking jobs used to pay very well - not the greatest job in the world I suppose, but enough for people to raise their family and buy a house, etc. Illegal labor - regardless of the emotional heart-tugging stories meant to cloud the issue - has driven wages down, no way around it.


15 posted on 12/19/2006 4:31:42 PM PST by Freedom4US (u)
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To: CheyennePress
It's all Orwellian 'newspeak'.....undocumented workers, migrant workers, all of the terms used to 'soften' what they really are. Illegal:

Main Entry: 1il·le·gal
Pronunciation: (")i(l)-'lE-g&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle
French illegal, from Medieval Latin illegalis, from Latin in- + legalis legal
: not according to or authorized by law : UNLAWFUL, ILLICIT; also : not sanctioned by official rules (as of a game)

16 posted on 12/19/2006 4:32:21 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: posterchild

thanks. the 3 major credit bureaus allow 1 free report per year. just do one from each every 4 months---all free.


17 posted on 12/19/2006 4:32:35 PM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: posterchild

It's possible you want to leave those cards open, even if you don't use them. One of the factors in a good credit rating is the length of time one has had the card. Second, cancelling a card I'm told shows up as something like "closed at holders request" which is a negative...


18 posted on 12/19/2006 4:33:29 PM PST by Freedom4US (u)
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To: Freedom4US
Meatpacking jobs used to pay very well - not the greatest job in the world I suppose, but enough for people to raise their family and buy a house, etc. Illegal labor - regardless of the emotional heart-tugging stories meant to cloud the issue - has driven wages down, no way around it.

I work construction, and let me tell you, from my vantage point, that nonsense about illegals doing jobs others won't is baloney. I see masons, carpenters, bricklayers, electricians; all of which are fairly well paying jobs.

19 posted on 12/19/2006 4:35:11 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Freedom4US

The two valid but old (and closed) ones were for retailers. The ones actually held by relatives were MC and VISAs. The only negative comment on my credit report was that I had too *MANY* cards. Hopefully since I straightened out the erroneous info this will go away.


20 posted on 12/19/2006 4:41:22 PM PST by posterchild (Spent some money on women and beer, the rest was just wasted.)
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To: Rakkasan1

Interesting, the reporter doesn't seemed too concerned about the pending theft of thousands of tax dollars to pay for the hatching of yet another anchor baby.

From further down in the article:

"The only identity fraud that's going on here is people having to leave their countries" and their families to find work in the United States, said Eduardo Cardenas of the Center for Labor Rights.

I'm sure Eduardo is a big hit at his weekly "La Raza" meeting.


21 posted on 12/19/2006 4:49:16 PM PST by puff dummy (viva la migre!!)
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To: puff dummy

you should email that to the "reporter".


22 posted on 12/19/2006 4:52:17 PM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: Rakkasan1
Identity theft is not an excuse, it's a serious crime. What would happen to an American who illegally assumed the identity of a Mexican to work in Mexico?

Hint: It would not be pretty and would involve jail time and extortion.

23 posted on 12/19/2006 6:14:10 PM PST by Sender ("Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything." -Mark Twain)
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To: Rakkasan1
"This can never happen again," he said through a bullhorn. "Never.". Yes the Union thugs and management who allow these hirings should go to jail.
24 posted on 12/19/2006 6:20:51 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Rakkasan1; MplsSteve

bttt.


25 posted on 12/19/2006 6:35:54 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Rakkasan1

So this is where Dane dissappeared to...I was wondering where he went.


26 posted on 12/19/2006 8:53:00 PM PST by Hawk1976 (And for my next trick I will use splel chuck.)
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To: Hawk1976

at the protest rally maybe?


27 posted on 12/20/2006 8:58:48 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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ping


28 posted on 12/20/2006 8:59:39 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: Rakkasan1
After a 40-minute rally, a smaller group walked into the Republican senator's office and read stories about families affected by the Minnesota roundup of more than 200 workers on alleged immigration violations. "One woman is pregnant and is terrified to leave her home. She'll only communicate by telephone," said Patrick Leet, an activist who collected stories last weekend in Worthington. "She's psychologically devastated." The stories were told to Coleman's staff members; rally organizers were informed that the senator is out of the country. A few of the people visiting the office said the storytelling was necessary because the government is using accusations of identity theft as an excuse to round up undocumented ILLEGAL ALIEN workers.

The arrogance of these people continues to amaze me. They think they can disregard any of our laws that they find inconvenient, and we should reward them for it.

29 posted on 12/20/2006 10:43:08 AM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Rakkasan1

"....the storytelling was necessary..."

Storytelling is a word my mother used for lying!


30 posted on 12/20/2006 5:21:14 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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