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Feds Arrest 183 Illegal Immigrants in Fla.
ap/yahoo ^ | 4/24/06

Posted on 04/24/2006 11:20:43 AM PDT by LouAvul

MIAMI - Federal immigration authorities arrested 183 fugitives and other illegal immigrants in Florida alone last week, the state's largest roundup in a single week, officials said Monday.

The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations. They were originally from 26 countries and most eventually will be deported.

"Anybody who is a fugitive from justice is a danger to the community," said Michael Rozos, the field director in Miami of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Operation Phoenix" effort to find and deport fugitive illegal immigrants.

"These operations have been going on for years, but they have become more focused," he said.

Of the 183 arrested, 130 were fugitives who had already been ordered deported by an immigration judge. The remaining 53 were also illegal immigrants who happened to be present when fugitives were taken into custody, Rozos said.

The fugitive operation is separate from another ICE-led crackdown on employers who hire and harbor illegal immigrants. Rozos said both are part of the Secure Border Initiative, a Homeland Security Department plan intended to beef up enforcement of existing immigration laws inside the U.S. and toughen border security.

Ninety-five of those arrested were in South Florida, 35 were arrested in Tampa, 30 in Jacksonville and 23 in Orlando, according to ICE.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderlist; ice; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; shamnesty
Well, with an admitted number of 12 million illegals (translation: 30 million illegals), 183 arrests isn't a confidence inspiring number.
1 posted on 04/24/2006 11:20:49 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

>183 arrests isn't a confidence inspiring number.

But its starting to send a message.


2 posted on 04/24/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: LouAvul

From 26 countries? Good grief, it's worse than I thought.


3 posted on 04/24/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: LouAvul

Expect resident crank "DAne" to show up and REALLY get this thread mucked up.


4 posted on 04/24/2006 11:23:44 AM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: subterfuge

Helicopter+Drop+Now= a good start.


5 posted on 04/24/2006 11:23:59 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make The Call.....pitchforks and lanterns.!)
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To: LouAvul
The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations.

And how many more like this are out there just waiting to be found? I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth here, but it's damn aggravating to think how many truly bad people could get picked up and shipped back RIGHT NOW if the will was there to do it.

6 posted on 04/24/2006 11:24:14 AM PDT by Caveman Lawyer (Cluckin' defiance)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
"But its starting to send a message."

According to the article, the "operations have been goin on for years." If that's true, the message just ain't gettin' out.

That said, 183 is better than 0.
7 posted on 04/24/2006 11:25:35 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: LouAvul

Slightly off topic. But shouldn't we Americans promote a national boycott of all illegal labor? After all, we have all the money. Perhaps it's time to tighten the belt a little and mow our own yards, cook our own meals and clean our own houses. Just a thought...


8 posted on 04/24/2006 11:26:21 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: LouAvul
Just like the joke of a 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean, it's a start.
9 posted on 04/24/2006 11:26:24 AM PDT by b4its2late (If it's treason, there's no doubt a democrat is standing behind it.)
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To: LouAvul

George Bush must be weeping today.


10 posted on 04/24/2006 11:26:53 AM PDT by Garry Boldwater
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To: LouAvul
183 arrests isn't a confidence inspiring number.

Coupled with the arrests made last week and some of those being employers, it's at least a beginning. I'm not going to be too quick to criticize when ICE is starting to do the right thing. If it's forgotten in a couple weeks, I'll be speaking out loudly.

j

11 posted on 04/24/2006 11:28:33 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: LouAvul

So, have they all been released yet?

Of course, they all will have promised to return at a later date for their hearing, I'm sure.


12 posted on 04/24/2006 11:29:37 AM PDT by skip_intro
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
But its starting to send a message.

According to Forbes, 95% of us works for the other 5%. If you really want to send a message, focus on the 5% part of the equation.

If no one hires the illegals, they will go home by themselves which is allot cheaper than playing a government funded game of hide and seek.
13 posted on 04/24/2006 11:30:14 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

"The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations. They were originally from 26 countries and most eventually will be deported."

"Most"?! Which ones fit the criteria for remaining in the country? It must be the child abusers and molestors, since Florida is a haven for the scumbags.


14 posted on 04/24/2006 11:32:21 AM PDT by Tarkus2040 (We need more Patton and less patent leather! --Michael Savage)
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To: LouAvul
20,000,000 - 183 = 19,999,817 to go.

Realistic estimate;

40,000,000 - 183 = 39,999,817.

Assuming 183 per day; it will take 299.95 years, or 598.85 years (40,000,000).

I think the government is trying to drag its feet on this one!

This is not good enough!
15 posted on 04/24/2006 11:32:21 AM PDT by Herakles (Liberals are stone stupid and proud of it!)
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To: LouAvul

were all of them released on a promise that they'd show up for their court date?


16 posted on 04/24/2006 11:32:46 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: LouAvul

A drop in the bucket that I can't help but to think is just window dressing for the November elections. Do this several times a day for the next 6 months and I might change my mind about Bush's "sincerity" of wanting to get a handle on illegal immigration.


17 posted on 04/24/2006 11:33:53 AM PDT by Rebelbase ("truth is not invalidated by suppression"--nicmarlo)
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To: LouAvul

Have they given 'em their court dates and let 'em go yet?


18 posted on 04/24/2006 11:33:57 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a reactionary, hirsute, gun-owning, knuckle dragging, Christian Neanderthal and proud of it!)
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To: GodGunsGuts
If all of us in the US were truly against illegal immigration this would not be an issue. As it turns out those who benefit the most from illegal immigrants are the ones who make the most money from it. It's all about money.
19 posted on 04/24/2006 11:35:16 AM PDT by manwiththehands ("'Rule of law'? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want AMNESTY, muchacho!")
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To: LouAvul

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Operation Phoenix"

Arising from the ashes of its former self????


20 posted on 04/24/2006 11:35:37 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: LouAvul

Another case of "election year" crackdown. The politicians of both parties really do believe we are stupid. But of course the net result of the last 40 years of "puhbec etukashun" .... who knows.


21 posted on 04/24/2006 11:36:11 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America ... Where are you now?")
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To: Caveman Lawyer
They're all just hard-working, law abiding citizens, aren't they???
22 posted on 04/24/2006 11:36:42 AM PDT by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: LouAvul

More conservation measures....catch and release?


23 posted on 04/24/2006 11:36:55 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: LouAvul

This doesn't sound compassionate to me.

The compassionate Bush is supporting this dog and pony show to push through his super-Amnesty. Once signed, no more show-arrests.


24 posted on 04/24/2006 11:39:32 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: LouAvul

183 down. 19,999,817 to go.


25 posted on 04/24/2006 11:39:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Peace through superior firepower)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball

"But its starting to send a message"

Until the word gets around that those arrested are given an appreance ticket and then released without bail with instructions to appear in court several weeks down the road, which gives them plenty of time to buy a new set of identification papers and slip back into the shadows.


26 posted on 04/24/2006 11:43:15 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: subterfuge

"Expect resident crank "DAne" to show up and REALLY get this thread mucked up."

Maybe he got picked up.


27 posted on 04/24/2006 11:43:51 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: LouAvul
Anybody who is a fugitive from justice is a danger to the community

What a novel concept.

28 posted on 04/24/2006 11:45:48 AM PDT by marty60
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To: LouAvul
Well, with an admitted number of 12 million illegals (translation: 30 million illegals), 183 arrests isn't a confidence inspiring number.

Especially since arrest is usueally followed by release with no real consequences.

29 posted on 04/24/2006 11:51:58 AM PDT by Maceman (Hey! Who changed my tagline? (Fake but accurate, and now double-sourced))
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To: LouAvul

"Well, with an admitted number of 12 million illegals (translation: 30 million illegals), 183 arrests isn't a confidence inspiring number."

No it's not... but we can use this to our advantage by reporting those Companies to ICE that we suspect of hiring illegals.

If that doesn't work, there's always public embarassment by getting the details and taking out a half page ad in the local newspaper to advertise the companies practice.

Better make sure of the facts first however.


30 posted on 04/24/2006 11:54:55 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: Herakles

If we could successfully deport 300 a day, it would take a century to fix the problem.

But don't worry, Bush already has the white flag on the halyards.


31 posted on 04/24/2006 11:56:54 AM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: subterfuge

Expect resident crank "DAne" to show up and REALLY get this thread mucked up.

LOL. "DAne" has more then one screen name.


32 posted on 04/24/2006 11:57:07 AM PDT by VOATNOW1
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To: All

Another highly publicized immigration raid to soften up voters to accept Bush's amnesty proposal (Kennedy's proposal too).

When, in the last 6 years, have we seen so many immigration raids reported in the media?


33 posted on 04/24/2006 11:57:23 AM PDT by negril
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To: subterfuge

It's only been 34 minutes. How long does catch and release take?


34 posted on 04/24/2006 12:00:01 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: SandRat

Isn't that what happened to the thousand or so that were picked up the other day and went unreported by the media?


35 posted on 04/24/2006 12:01:15 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: LouAvul

Feds Arrest 183 Illegal Immigrants in Fla.


Excellent! Do this across every city in the U.S. every day for the next 5 years and THEN we can start to talk about a "guest worker" program.

Enforce the current laws President Bush and stop your pandering! You are pathetic on this issue.


36 posted on 04/24/2006 12:01:20 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: Tarkus2040

"The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations. They were originally from 26 countries and most eventually will be deported."

"Most"?! Which ones fit the criteria for remaining in the country? It must be the child abusers and molestors, since Florida is a haven for the scumbags."

Word out today.....Brotherhood of Teamsters supporting May 1st boycott and amnesty rights of those lovely people you just mentioned.


37 posted on 04/24/2006 12:04:21 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: Herakles

Bush said today it couldn't be done. Guess he's trying to prove it.
susie


38 posted on 04/24/2006 12:06:27 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Kimberly GG

Is that boycott still on? I thought they were calling it off.


39 posted on 04/24/2006 12:19:27 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: LouAvul

The big question is, is this for-show to boost poll numbers at a time when Americans are hopping-mad at our government over this issue, or is this a sign that they are actually committed to enforcing immigration laws?


40 posted on 04/24/2006 12:33:52 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: dljordan
Maybe he got picked up.

Ha! Good one!

41 posted on 04/24/2006 12:37:59 PM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: LouAvul

The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations


If an illegal aliens commits any of these crimes, should they receive amnesty?


42 posted on 04/24/2006 12:39:01 PM PDT by petkus
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To: VOATNOW1
LOL. "DAne" has more then one screen name.

Interesting. I did not know that. Do tell.

She should be pretty easy to spot though.

43 posted on 04/24/2006 12:39:40 PM PDT by subterfuge (Call me a Jingoist, I don't care...)
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To: Herakles

just gotta make it 183/state/day. that'd take it down to about a decade.


44 posted on 04/24/2006 12:43:20 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: nina0113

"Is that boycott still on? I thought they were calling it off."

According to this (dated April 22)....it's even gained momentum and with today's backing of the Teamsters, the entire nation could end up shut down.

http://www.workers.org/2006/us/may-day-0427/

The national call for a May 1 “Great American Boycott of 2006: No Shopping, No School, No Work” to demand full rights for immigrant workers and their families is gathering momentum. This call, initiated by the March 25th Coalition Against HR4437—a grassroots coalition that grew out of the Los Angeles action that brought hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers into the streets last month—has likened the May action to the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott of 1955. Organizers want to exercise both political and economic power on that day

In Los Angeles, taxi drivers have vowed to shut down LAX airport and trogueros (truck drivers) will be closing the harbor. Demonstrations are being planned in both major and smaller cities throughout the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and New York. Wherever possible, students and workers are planning both individual and group action. Many small businesses, particularly in the Mexican community, will be closing.

On the weekend of April 22, organizers will meet in Chicago to form a national network to continue this momentum. Following the meeting, there will be a press conference in Washington, D.C., on April 24, the date that Congress reconvenes.

In New York City, the Million Worker March Movement and the Troops Out Now Coalition, which were planning a May 1 rally and march from Union Square, voted to support the immigrant rights movement and the “Great American Boycott” action. The coalitions had held a march and rally last year to revive May Day and were actively making plans to march again this year. Chris Silvera, secretary treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 and president of the National Teamsters Black Caucus, proclaimed, “We support and embrace this movement.” His union local is hosting the May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 Coalition, which is composed of the many immigrant communities of New York City including Latin@, Filipin@, South Asian, African, and Caribbean communities.

Nationally organizers are making plans to politically and legally support any worker or student who is retaliated against for their participation in activities.

For more information please visit www.nohr4437.org or email granmarcha2006@hotmail.com."


Is there any way to stop these people other than outright civil war?



45 posted on 04/24/2006 12:46:07 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: LouAvul

Most of the illegals arrested during raids in Texas last week have been released for one reason or another. Another waste of taxpayer money.


46 posted on 04/24/2006 1:44:54 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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They have already been released, haven't they...


47 posted on 04/24/2006 2:12:46 PM PDT by oolatec
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