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Powell: Illegals Work on My House
foxnews.com ^ | September 19, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/19/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that -- because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants in the U.S. because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colinpowell; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; powell; rino
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1 posted on 09/19/2010 3:37:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gee, Powell, you couldn’t find any Americans or Legal residents to do the work? More likely you didn’t want to pay an American or legal resident...


2 posted on 09/19/2010 3:40:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
So Powell confesses to being a criminal...if there were justice in this nation he'd be charged...Obama’s injustice department will probably give him some sort of citizenship award.
3 posted on 09/19/2010 3:40:50 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Colin, you should go straight to jail for aiding and abetting illegal activities!


4 posted on 09/19/2010 3:41:27 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Mr Powell, if those illegals weren't here the wages for those same repairs would be higher and would provide good jobs to legal American citizens. As it is, they work for peanuts because they are ILLEGAL, thus driving down wages for American citizens to even attempt to make a living in such jobs. So basically Mr Powell you are SCREWING your fellow Americans with wage suppression!
5 posted on 09/19/2010 3:41:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: SatinDoll

He can’t exactly claim ignorance of the matter.


6 posted on 09/19/2010 3:42:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Aiding and abetting in our liberal society is out of the question any more I suppose.
7 posted on 09/19/2010 3:42:39 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gad is this man a idiot. A walking cliche.

I don't care what he did forty years ago - how did he advance so far in the military?

8 posted on 09/19/2010 3:42:50 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Colin, I’m all for immigrant labor.

But they should be legal. You are encouraging criminal behavior by hiring illegals.


9 posted on 09/19/2010 3:43:00 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How does whether Republicans support or oppose immigration affect the fact that Powell has knowingly hired illegals to work on his house?


10 posted on 09/19/2010 3:43:20 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why do these progressives just hate America?


11 posted on 09/19/2010 3:45:11 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

bump


12 posted on 09/19/2010 3:45:19 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: cripplecreek

“...can’t exactly claim ignorance...”

No, he can not.

I wonder if he is ignorant of Mexico’s aims in fostering this invasion? Yeah, probably.


13 posted on 09/19/2010 3:46:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The people to notify about this are the IRS. Those illegal workers did not submit W-2 forms, which is a pretty substantial criminal count.


14 posted on 09/19/2010 3:46:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Stunningly stupid confession. He does not understand the first thing about what is afoot in this nation politically.
15 posted on 09/19/2010 3:47:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: skeeter
how did he advance so far in the military?

The color of his skin.
16 posted on 09/19/2010 3:48:09 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

Support LEGAL immigration. This country's lifeblood isn't kept flowing by lawlessness and complete disregard for our national borders.
17 posted on 09/19/2010 3:48:12 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: avacado

It wouldn’t be the first time he’s screwed his fellow Americans.


18 posted on 09/19/2010 3:49:04 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I hope talk radio jumps all over this. What a hypocrite.

Hire the unemployed brothers, Powell. You have means thru your lifelong token appointments, so “share the wealth” with the umemployeds who actually want to work for a living.

And remember, your boy told Joe The Plumber that “redistribution of wealth was a good thing”


19 posted on 09/19/2010 3:49:20 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

wow. remember when a remark like that would cost someone his high-profile government appointment? now it’s tres chic.


20 posted on 09/19/2010 3:50:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Does Powell ever have something to say about Democrats?
21 posted on 09/19/2010 3:50:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, that figures.


22 posted on 09/19/2010 3:50:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Back in the late ‘90s, many people in both parties thought this jerk should be president, without the benefit of having heard him speak on most of the major issues. Now we’ve gotten to know him much better in recent years.

Americans need to get over the white guilt and stop giving endless benefit of the doubt to every AA who becomes prominent in government.


23 posted on 09/19/2010 3:50:26 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Powell, a moderate Republican,

hunh...whaaaa?

24 posted on 09/19/2010 3:50:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: skeeter
how did he advance so far in the military?

The Peter Principle.

25 posted on 09/19/2010 3:51:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Who wants to bet Rush leads with this Monday?


26 posted on 09/19/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Profit should not be a dirty word in these United States of America)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They must be black. You know, that’s what matters to him most. I bet Bill Cosby has illegal black people working on his house, too.


27 posted on 09/19/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: coloradan

What does one expect from this asshat, he voted for an illegal alien for pResident did he not?


28 posted on 09/19/2010 3:52:34 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: hinckley buzzard

Ezactly. Does it matter if you are a D or R?


29 posted on 09/19/2010 3:52:37 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So he’s paying them cash under the table?? No withholding?

Sounds more like the liberals I know.


30 posted on 09/19/2010 3:53:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

His ignorance and non-compliance with law really bothers me! If this is acceptable, then make it law, otherwise enforce it!

The more I read about this kind of blatant ignoring of current law, the angrier I get...and the idiot press just passes it over...

Is it no wonder that we are losing our “Law and Order” society? Is this what they are shooting for?


31 posted on 09/19/2010 3:53:54 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: skeeter

He was a political affirmative action general.


32 posted on 09/19/2010 3:54:50 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Vision
The color of his skin.

No, I don't think so. He served two tours in Viet Nam and was injured (and decorated) both times. He is an intelligent and able man, by all accounts.

33 posted on 09/19/2010 3:55:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Berlin_Freeper

WTF is he above the law?


34 posted on 09/19/2010 3:56:14 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Patrick Henry and Joe Wilson...Patriots past and present!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Surely you meant Peter’s Corollary...


35 posted on 09/19/2010 3:56:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: avacado
So basically Mr Powell you are SCREWING your fellow Americans with wage suppression!

To be even more specific....Mr Powell your attitude is a major factor in the fact that the unemployment rate among your black brothers and sisters is so high.Get the wet...sorry,"illegals"...out and *black* unemployment *plummets*!

36 posted on 09/19/2010 3:56:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Republicans must not become anti-immigration

Powel, you dumb bass, are you being intentionally stupid? Immigration is not the problem. Republicans must not become pro-ILLEGAL-immigration like you. It's people like you who are hiring ILLEGAL immigrants. I bet there are plenty of bros who would love those jobs. /s

37 posted on 09/19/2010 3:57:56 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Powell, a moderate Republican, hunh...whaaaa?

Calling Powell a "moderate" Republican reminds me of an old Woody Allen joke about his rabbi:

"He was a reformed rabbi. He was a really reformed rabbi. He was a nazi"

38 posted on 09/19/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I’m sure he pays minimum wage...


39 posted on 09/19/2010 3:58:49 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Powell is one sorry sack of cow crap.....doom on him .


40 posted on 09/19/2010 3:59:05 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: paulycy
"He was a reformed rabbi. He was a really reformed rabbi. He was a nazi"

lol.

41 posted on 09/19/2010 3:59:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Whats wrong with you people...Can't you see the man is trying to develop some street cred...You know, to hang with the Hampton posse yo! word...


42 posted on 09/19/2010 4:00:28 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I would remind folks that Powell, and others just like him politically, were the ones who were feted and elevated in the formerly grand old party throughout the Bush years.

While the voices calling boldly for a necessary return to America’s core principles were ridiculed and silenced.


43 posted on 09/19/2010 4:00:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If liberalism was really popular, politicians wouldn't all be pretending to be conservative.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mr. Powell, they have status. It’s called illegal invading aliens. What part do you not get?

They may do work around your house but none of them will be working around any property I own.


44 posted on 09/19/2010 4:01:31 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I guess it's glaringly obvious that Powell doesn't get his medical care at my town's hospital, have kids in our schools, dodge daily the dangerous POS trucks and vans filling our roads with unlicensed, uninsured, sometimes drunk illegals. He doesn't own a home in a neighborhood that looks like a cross between a junkyard and a Mariachi training camp, with houses designed for a single family now holding 20 or 30 people, driving down property values and driving up crime and gang violence.

F you, General. This is my home, my country. You and those like you, and those here illegally will not take my home. I will kill for it, I will die for it, and I'm not alone.

45 posted on 09/19/2010 4:01:32 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US Government to Kill Commies. Now ain't that ironic?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; ScoopAmma; Irisshlass; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; ...

Owner of Riviera Beach company sentenced to 16 months in prison for hiring illegal workers
By JANE MUSGRAVE
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 2:19 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010
Posted: 7:33 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
The national battle over the government’s inability to stem the tide of illegal immigrants got personal Friday in a federal courtroom.

U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra bristled at the suggestion that the government’s time would be better spent keeping illegal immigrants from entering the country than prosecuting a suburban West Palm Beach man for hiring them. Business people such as Mark David, Marra said, are a big part of the problem.

“One of the reason they come is because people hire them,” Marra said. “If people wouldn’t hire them they wouldn’t be coming in droves.”

And, prosecutors said, the 48-year-old owner of Sun Deck Concrete not only hired illegal immigrants but he paid them more than $2 million under the table, which meant he didn’t pay nearly $480,000 in payroll taxes or worker’s compensation insurance.

David’s attorney Bruce Reinhart said his client hired the illegal workers at his Riviera Beach firm because they were longtime friends, good workers and he couldn’t find American-born or documented workers to do the job.

Marra didn’t buy it.

“Mr. David said he needed these workers. That means he needed these worker at a price he was willing to pay,” Marra said. “There’s a profit motive here.”

As to Reinhart’s claim that the practice is widespread in the construction industry, Marra said that’s exactly why David had to be punished.

“People need to know there’s serious consequences for this behavior,” he said.

David, who faced a maximum five years in prison, was sentenced to 16 months behind bars. He has already repaid the IRS and the insurance company. The lenient sentence, Marra said, was spurred by the numerous people wrote letters or spoke on David’s behalf.

Among those who spoke at the hearing was Tory Buckley. His daughter, 17-year-old softball player Amanda, was murdered in 2007. Buckley told how David worked tirelessly to make the Amanda J. Buckley Memorial Field of Dreams in Palm Beach Gardens a reality.

“Why did he do it?” Buckley asked, his voice choked with emotion. “His integrity as a man.”

However, an attorney who represented a former Sun Deck supervisor who helped David mask his hiring practices, said his behavior wasn’t always honorable.

When David discovered that Juan Gonzalez was helping the feds unravel the shell companies he had created to hide his illegal business practices, he fired Gonzalez, said David Garvin, who represented Gonzalez.

Prosecutors acknowledged that Gonzalez, 49, of West Palm Beach, had helped them build the case. Gonzalez apologized for being involved in the scheme. He didn’t ask for mercy.

Still, Marra said, because of his cooperation he would spend less time behind bars than his former boss. He sentenced him to 10 months in prison.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/owner-of-riviera-beach-company-sentenced-to-16-896595.html


46 posted on 09/19/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The applicable criminal statute. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act
Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/AidAbetUnlawfulSec8USC1324.html


47 posted on 09/19/2010 4:03:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is nothing more that Political Class Corruption at its best; well timed to play distraction for his favored Obamination…who unilaterally took it upon himself to delete the word “Creator” from the Constitution.

So now the political class will be coming forward to hire everyone who is not a legitimate immigrant or citizen in support of undermining America. Although I suspect he is running cover for someone else or some other political agenda…why else would he even bring this up, if he knew and paid the taxes no one would be the wiser.


48 posted on 09/19/2010 4:03:15 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I used to have a lot of respect for that man, but not anymore. Those days are long gone, he is just an over paid ruling elite hack...
49 posted on 09/19/2010 4:03:15 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Everyone that knowingly hires an illegal is complicit in the horrific exploitation that migrants experience at the hands of the cartels and coyotes, such as the recent slaughter of the 72 Central and South Americans found in that mass grave.

Blood on YOUR hands, Mr. Secretary.


50 posted on 09/19/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann)
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