Skip to comments.Illegal Immigrants Steal Social Securities Of Elderly, Dead
Posted on 06/13/2007 1:34:56 PM PDT by radar101
The favorable portrait of honest and hard-working illegal immigrants who simply want to feed their families was shattered when federal agents arrested dozens of undocumented workers using dead and elderly Americans Social Security numbers along with previously deported criminals at an Oregon food processing plant.
More than 165 undocumented workers were arrested in the raid at a major Portland fruit and vegetable processing plant for food giant Del Monte. At least 90 employees had fraudulent Social Security cards and many used the real Social Securities of juveniles, the elderly and the deceased. Others had fake green, or residency, cards and at least three are convicted felons who had been previously deported.
The previously deported criminal illegal immigrants had been convicted in U.S. courts with crimes ranging from possession of heroin to identity theft and possession of counterfeit alien registration documents.
Immigration authorities launched an investigation into the plant a few months ago when a check of employee records pointed that only 48 of the nearly 600 plant workers had valid Social Security numbers. Because the plant staff varies according to seasonal employment changes, only 165 illegal aliens were arrested in this weeks raid.
Portland Mayor Tom Potter was outraged by the immigration raid, saying that it is bad policy for federal officials to go after local workers who are in his city to support their families while filling the demands of local businesses. He immediately issued a written statement expressing his anger and referring to the illegal immigrants as Portland residents.
Mayor Potter should be indicted!!
I should go to Portland, speed in my car and tell Portland Mayor Tom that I was in a hurry to get out of town to buy food for my family.
You know Tom, if you don’t like the feds in your town, feel free to give back any money you get from them.
Just doing the fraud Americans refuse to do...
This problem will go away with the Amnesty bill and the Totalization Agreement between the US and Mexico because at that point, all these illegals, after becoming legal, will be retroactively eligible for Social Security themselves so they won’t have to steal someone else’s.
Uh, Mayor Tom? Before I forget - just how many people in your town are drawing welfare checks - because I’m sure those illegal workers can be replaced with those individuals in NO time.
Can’t the victims of identity theft take Del Monte to court for an “intentional tort” of fraud/theft?
Hey its just Illegal Felons doing the work American Felons don’t want to do!
Can’t wait for the ACLU to come in on this and defend deported Felons who are not deported...UH, and how do YOU do that? Uh, do you defend them first and then deport them or do you deport them and then ask them to come back for their defense?
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Fine the processing plant $10,000 for each hiring violation....
Well, maybe you can work out a deal with a coyote to lend your number.
What a moron!! These people steal social security from AMERICAN citizens and he's angry at those enforcing the law and rounding up the criminals?!? What about those citizens that are getting ripped off by "his residents"? WTHeck!
The governments at all levels really, really, needs to enforce existing law.
Just what is so hard about that concept?
What about those citizens that are getting ripped off by “his residents”?
Haven’t you figured it out yet? THEY DON’T COUNT!!!! They are just citizens, not the same as those poor, noble, hard working illegals. The citizens deserve to be ripped off.
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I was looking for current immigration law and they just kept poping up.
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