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KENTUCKYREDBONE
03-09-2011, 11:38 PM
Published on Judicial Watch (http://www.judicialwatch.org)


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ICE Accused Of Racial Profiling For Arresting Criminal Aliens
By Judicial Watch Blog
Created 25 Feb 2011 - 12:45pm
Federal authorities are being accused of “overt racial profiling” for conducting a Mississippi raid that collared dozens of illegal immigrants with violent criminal records, gang affiliations and deportation orders.

The four-day raid in the greater Jackson area was part of a Homeland Security plan to arrest illegal alien fugitives wanted for drug crimes, sexual assault, drunk driving and other violent offenses. Known as surge operations, the raids have effectively reduced street crime [1] in communities throughout the United States, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official who oversees them. Last year ICE removed more than 392,800 aliens from the United States and more than half had criminal convictions.

In this particular case the operation netted 58 illegal immigrants wanted for violent and sex-related crimes as well as drug trafficking. Nearly a dozen of the fugitives had violated deportation orders from U.S. courts. Not surprisingly, the majority (40) of those arrested are from Mexico and the rest from Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Peru and Costa Rica.

Immigration advocates were quick to label the operation racist and the director of a group (Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance [2]) dedicated to defending illegal aliens called a press conference to say "what's taking place is overt racial profiling." [3] The nonprofit is well known in the state and has led efforts to rally against “racist, anti-Hispanic” measures to curb illegal immigration. The group calls it a “fight for social justice.”

At its press conference this week residents who saw their relatives hauled away by the feds joined the race bandwagon with one woman actually comparing immigration enforcement to the institutionalized discrimination and injustices against blacks decades ago. “We just want to be treated as humans, not trash,” she said after drawing the parallels.

Another woman, whose husband will be deported to Mexico, demanded sympathy because she has to raise her three children by herself. She said ICE agents should be required to live in Mexico a few months so they could see firsthand what it’s like, suggesting that it would deter them from deporting illegal immigrants.

Mississippi has been on ICE’s radar since 600 illegal immigrants got arrested in the nation’s largest workplace raid a few years ago. Most were deported and some got convicted of identity theft for using fraudulent documents to work at the Laurel electrical transformer plant where they got busted. Incidentally, the company (Howard Industries) that owns the facility pleaded guilty [4] this week to conspiracy to violate immigration laws and will pay a $2.5 million fine.


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Source URL (retrieved on 9 Mar 2011 - 7:19pm): http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/feb/ice-labeled-racial-profiler-arresting-criminal-aliens
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[1] http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1102/110223jackson.htm
[2] http://www.yourmira.org/about/
[3] http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110224/NEWS/102240354/4-day-immigration-operation-spurs-outcry?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p
[4] http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/24/2084006/howard-industries-guilty-in-immigration.html

Spiritwalker
03-10-2011, 03:31 AM
racists... not racists... what ever.. if it get's the illegals out.. I will vote for it.

rockdawg21
03-11-2011, 04:05 AM
Simple solution, next time, have Mexican-Americans arrest the illegal Mexicans.

Bonnie
03-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Maybe someone should translate "ICE" for them. :rolleyes: They are doing their job! :punch: As for the lady who said, "We just want to be treated like humans not trash"... you're talking to the wrong people and the wrong country--tell it to the corrupt people running and ruining your native homeland.

It may not sound like it with what I'm about to say, but I do have a heart and compassion for others' suffering, but we cannot fight everyone's battles and injustices. They need to stay in their own countries and fight to effect change instead of flooding into ours and expecting us to make changes to accommodate them.

What greedy corporations and greedy Americans have exploited for years as cheap labor from Mexico is ending up costing us big time! And now these politicians want to exploit what they see as a huge voting block for themselves, but they better watch out because all these illegals they want to give a free pass and path to citizenship to are going to end up voting them out and voting their own in. They are already well on their way to becoming the majority in this country.