Friday, December 15, 2006

Children Left Behind

Just in time for Christmas the federal government Grinch has left numerous children without parents by arresting 1300 Swift company workers (some of whom have already been deported).
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In their public statments the ICE keeps talking about how they are catching identity thieves and other dangerous criminals but the statistics show that the vast majority of the people they are snatching are guilty of nothing other than being undocumented.

Announcing the success of its massive "Operation Wagon Train" yesterday, DHS officials insisted the raids that netted nearly 1,300 arrests were about busting up an identity theft ring. The stats tell a different story.

According to DHS' own tally, only 65 of the 1,282 arrests were for criminal violations, including identity-theft related crimes. That means that over 1,200 of the people arrested had no connection to any identity theft rings, and were guilty only of run-of-the-mill immigration violations.

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