A couple of questions here. Will this landscaping company be fined for hiring the illegals? Will the contract with the landscaping company be dropped? If the answer to one or both of these questions is no, then our Government is dropping the ball and the landscaping company will continue to hire illegals.
Sept. 14, 2007, 8:31PM
FORT BLISS, Texas — Twelve illegal immigrants working as landscapers at Fort Bliss were detained Friday by military police and turned over to immigration authorities, an official said.
All 12 had fake IDs and one had forged work papers, said Jean Offutt, the Fort Bliss public information officer. They were detained and then turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Military police received a tip Friday about possible illegal immigrants working on post, Offutt said. They checked 335 workers for identification and found 12 with false IDs. The workers' countries of origin were unclear. A spokeswoman for ICE did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.
The immigrants all worked for subcontractors hired by Balfour Beatty, a contractor that has a landscaping contract for the post, Offutt said. Officials at the company did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.
I applaud the Military Police for doing their job!!
One of the comments left about this article:
pephany wrote:Does this person really think these illegals are doing no harm to society? Clogging our hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency problems, sucking our welfare systems dry, stealing peoples identities is doing no harm? Get real!
I think that the police should be worrying more about people who are doing a harm to the society, nand not about people who are trying to earn their daily bread...plus if the authorities would give them their papers so they could work they wouldn't have to make false ones...!!!