Skip to comments.Judge seeks whereabouts of raid suspects (arrested in a meatpacking raid in Colorado)
Posted on 01/12/2007 2:22:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge
DENVER - A federal judge demanded Friday that U.S. immigration officials disclose the whereabouts of 265 people arrested in a meatpacking raid last month in Colorado.
U.S. District Judge John L. Kane gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement until Jan. 22 to submit a list accounting for all the detainees, including those who have been deported.
"There are people in custody there is an urgency to this," Kane said.
Union attorneys are contesting the arrests at the Swift & Co. meat processing plant in Greeley, one of six Swift plants in six states that were raided Dec. 13. In all, 1,282 people were arrested on immigration violations during the raid, and about 220 of those also face criminal charges such as identity theft.
Most of the 265 people charged in Greeley faced immigration charges.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union filed suit in Denver federal court, alleging the arrests violated the workers' constitutional rights to due process. ICE has denied the charge.
In addition to Greeley, Swift plants were raided in Grand Island, Neb.; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minn.
The Denver lawsuit did not include workers arrested at those plants.
Illegal immigrants don't have CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Only American citizens have CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
I can't imagine why this case lasted more than 2 minutes in court.
Arrests now violate due process? I thought that was what initiated it?
I guess due process now consists of contacting each persons lawyer and arranging for their clients to come down to the police station for booking procedures. After all that is how celebrities do it right?
I wish that were so, but unfortunately there is nothing in the Bills of Rights or the US Constitution that suggests that their provisions only apply to US citizens.
Illegal aliens enjoy all the rights that you and I have save one, the right to be here.
The answer to your question is...it's the cancer that has destroyed the American way of life.........POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!
Thank you for your response, but it begins with "We the People of the United States" and that has been ruled many times to mean American citizens.
We do have rules and law. No new rules are needed to end this problem. We just need to all become outraged and demand that our elected officials enforce the laws they swore to carry out.
The union wants to protect the illegals but they always claim illegals drive down wages. How does work?
Sorry judge only 265 deported.
The unions want to protect illegal aliens so that they can become union members, if they aren't already members, in order to drive UP union coffers. Whether they depress prevailing wages or not, illegal aliens, as with all union members, represent pockets for the union to pick.
Geez. That's just a party at West 14th Street and the Hudson River.....
"The unions want to protect illegal aliens so that they can become union members, if they aren't already members, in order to drive UP union coffers. Whether they depress prevailing wages or not, illegal aliens, as with all union members, represent pockets for the union to pick."
Yes, I knew that. I just wonder how the unions square that with the other members they claim to represent. The union lie is falling apart in front of their members eyes.
Unions will, and do, sell out their members to the company or anyone else that will pay them.
"Illegal aliens enjoy all the rights that you and I have save one, the right to be here."
Not the right to vote or hold public office.