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High school students protest Ellensburg arrests
Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | January 25, 2011 | Mark Morey

Posted on 01/25/2011 4:34:12 PM PST by moonshinner_09

YAKIMA, Wash. — More than 50 demonstrators marched in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Yakima on Tuesday to protest the arrest of 30 illegal immigrants in Ellensburg last week.

Most of the demonstrators were students at Ellensburg High School, where some of the suspects’ children attended.

The marchers say the arrested people were only trying to support their families by working in the United States. The families will be split up by the arrests, critics say.

Charging documents filed in U.S. District Court allege that the defendants used counterfeit identity documents to obtain work.

(Excerpt) Read more at yakima-herald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: alien; counterfeit; documents; immigration
Related story..Federal agents early Thursday morning arrested 14 Ellensburg area residents related to criminal charges of manufacture and purchase of counterfeit identity and employment documents, according to a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Another 16 were taken into custody on administrative immigration violations, and three of those were later released for humanitarian reasons, according to the news release issued this morning.

All 30 are Mexican nationals, according to ICE/HSI spokeswoman Lorie Dankers in Seattle, and the three released were women.

Assisting the federal agents were Kittitas County Sheriff's deputies and Ellensburg police officers.

At least two of the locations where search warrants were carried out and arrests made were at Millpond Mobile Manor on Canyon Road southeast of Ellensburg and a mobile home park on West University Way.

A helicopter with a searchlight was part of the federal operation.

The 14 were expected to make their initial appearance in federal court this morning in Yakima.

http://dailyrecordnews.com/news/federal-raid-leads-to-being-taken-into-custody/article_3a952dee-258a-11e0-ba47-001cc4c03286.html In this day and age I sure could use some counterfeit credit cards to provide a better life for myself. Illegals think so my family want be split up.

1 posted on 01/25/2011 4:34:15 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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“American jobs for American citizens.”


2 posted on 01/25/2011 4:37:35 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (What did Sheriff Dupnik know about Loughner & when did he know it? http://bit.ly/eQ5ehk)
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To: moonshinner_09

Deport. Repeat.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 4:38:20 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: moonshinner_09

That’s just cruel, keep the families together,
deport them all.
Be nice, think of the chilren.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 4:39:12 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: moonshinner_09

There were some 70 arrests in a series of immigration raids across southern Michigan last week.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 4:39:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: moonshinner_09
"The families will be split up by the arrests..."

The government should never break up a family in this manner. A high priority should be placed upon maintaining family integrity throughout the entire deportation process.

6 posted on 01/25/2011 4:40:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tet68

LOL...must’ve been typing my #6 while you were posting your #4.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 4:41:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: moonshinner_09

“”Most of the demonstrators were students at Ellensburg High School,””

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Looks like the voters in the Ellensburg School District need to remove some principals and teachers who were undoubtedly encouraging the High School Students to demonstrate.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 4:42:02 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: moonshinner_09
The parents, not the government nor the laws, are responsible for putting their children in this situation.
9 posted on 01/25/2011 4:43:38 PM PST by llevrok (Soon, kids will ask their moms, "Hey! Let's go out for Anglo tonight !!!")
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To: moonshinner_09

Glad to see the comments on the website are against the illegals. My town’s newspaper has lefties who must sit there all day commenting on every article & opinion. I sometimes think I must be living in San Francisco!


10 posted on 01/25/2011 4:44:04 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: moonshinner_09

Who really cares about what high school kids think.

Ubtil they’re old enough to vote their opinions are meaningless.

They should all be disciplined for skipping classes. But in looney-left Washington State that won’t happen.

Deport all those arrested forthwith.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 4:44:46 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: moonshinner_09

50 protesters, mostly high school students. These kids really need to learn how to protest, I remember my entire high school walking out to support/protest this or that - oh wait that was the 60’s, never mind.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 4:48:05 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: moonshinner_09

You can bet some yoyo teacher is behind this crap.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 4:48:25 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: moonshinner_09

“Charging documents filed in U.S. District Court allege that the defendants used counterfeit identity documents to obtain work.”

These GD felons should be deported AFTER they do hard labor in prison for a couple of years.


14 posted on 01/25/2011 4:49:47 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Horse Hockey!!!!!!!!!

Illegal is illegal, PERIOD. I could care less about splitting up families. Maybe THEY should have thought of that before they snuck across the border. Sucks to be them or their family, but thats the way it is. What about families split up when some native-born felon gets sent to the big house for a decade or more? Or should we give them a pass too?

You sound like a bleeding-heart lefty, certainly NOT like a conservative.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 4:50:42 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: svcw

Me too. I did it to get out of class. I didn’t care what the protest was.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 4:51:36 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Haha! Read his post a little more carefully.


17 posted on 01/25/2011 4:52:41 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
"You sound like a bleeding-heart lefty, certainly NOT like a conservative."

You sound like an imbecile with serious reading comprehension issues.

18 posted on 01/25/2011 4:53:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: svcw

If you remember the 60’s you weren’t there.

;-)


19 posted on 01/25/2011 5:11:12 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Oh, I remember the 60’s. They were groooooooooovy, man. Lots of unusual colors all mixed together...


20 posted on 01/25/2011 5:12:41 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I apologize.

Its often difficult to read sarcasm in posts.

My bad.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 5:13:44 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I wasn’t being sarcastic. I really do think entire families should be deported if they are here illegally.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 5:17:05 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: moonshinner_09

You breaks the law, you takes your chances.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 5:17:07 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Joe 6-pack

You and me both.

I detest the whole idea of anchor babies.

I misunderstood. I thought you meant let ‘em stay here to keep families intact. That is a position I cannot agree with.


24 posted on 01/25/2011 5:47:56 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: forgotten man

That’s right. Hard labor. People just don’t know the value of hard labor any more. We were headed to an outdoor symphony several years ago in Charlotte and there was a guy with a sign that said, ‘Will work for food’. We offered him some chicken if he would be our butler and serve us wine and carry the cooler to our blanket. He disrespectfully declined.

Sheesh. Must not have been that hungry.


25 posted on 01/25/2011 8:05:49 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: tet68

“That’s just cruel, keep the families together,
deport them all.
Be nice, think of the chilren.”

That’s what used to happen. Then the kids decide to come back when old enough.


26 posted on 01/26/2011 3:24:54 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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