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Hiring illegal immigrants will cost tree company $2 million
Houston Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2012 | Susan Carroll

Posted on 05/21/2012 8:05:18 AM PDT by kevcol

A tree-trimming company based in Houston reached a $2 million settlement agreement with the Department of Homeland Security that will allow it to avoid criminal prosecution for hiring illegal immigrants, officials announced Friday.

The agreement capped an investigation into ABC Professional Tree Services Inc. that dates to early 2008, when Homeland Security Investigations agents in Alabama were tipped off that the company was hiring illegal immigrants.

The company, which trims trees and vegetation for electric utilities in more than a dozen states, made about $2 million between 2005 and 2011 from the work of illegal immigrants, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; fraud; rociojasso; taxfraud
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To: dragnet2

I agree, but it never happens.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: DesScorp

Northern liberals are heading south as well. The upside is that its turning the midwest conservative.

22 posted on 05/21/2012 11:06:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dragnet2
We have a lot of business owners who can't find people to hire because they would rather get unemployment for doing nothing!

That's the Feds fault!

I was in a restaurant in LA last week. They are short handed because they can't hire waiters or busboys!

Nobody wants a job!!!!except illegal aliens!!!

Are you a Texas employer?

23 posted on 05/21/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
You really don't get it.

The employers want low wage illegal workers, because the are able to pay them much less. They want employees who think company benefits mean 10 minute breaks, who think 7 bucks an hour is great money, many times what they were making in Mehico, while receiving additional prizes, free medical care etc...All on the tax payers backs.

You cannot possibly be this ignorant.

24 posted on 05/21/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: lonestar
I have been a Texas employer.

When I moved from Texas to Wisconsin and Minnesota, and other states in that as yet non-Hispanic region at that time, I noticed that all of the jobs were getting done, restaurants, car washes, landscaping, all done by white Americans, just like in my native Houston Texas until mass immigration changed it.

25 posted on 05/21/2012 12:49:30 PM PDT by ansel12 ( The first American vote for a man who believes that he will become literally God, an actual deity.)
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To: ansel12; lonestar

Exact same in CA. Then when the corrupt government opened the borders for millions of low wage illegals, guess who took all the jobs formally held by the white folk?

We all know this, even lonestar knows this. Only those drooling in cups buys his cheet.

26 posted on 05/21/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: kevcol
We should handle this like drugs: If ICE finds an illegal on your job site they confiscate all your equipment and sell it at auction. How many bulldozers and dump trucks will they lose before they stop hiring illegals?
27 posted on 05/21/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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28 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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