Friday, January 26, 2007

Illigals afraid of the law

Story: "Cook Rosa Maria Salazar's eyes dart anxiously to the door as customers file into the Salvadoran cafe in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles.

"We're terrified. The police could come for us at any time and deport us," she said in Spanish earlier this week as diners fingered maize tortillas stuffed with beans and pork scratchings and chatted softly.

The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.

The-seven day Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep, dubbed "Operation Return to Sender," targeted jails across five counties in the Los Angeles area, where police took 423 of what they called "criminal aliens" into federal custody for deportation, after being held on charges unrelated to their immigration status.

Federal agents from seven teams also fanned out in local communities, where they nabbed 338 undocumented immigrants, more than 150 of whom were classed as "immigration fugitives" -- foreign nationals who ignored final deportation orders

I heard about the bust, but I didn't post on it. Apparently, the cops being allowed to do their job has created some fear among the local criminal class.

In other news, I was in government class yesterday, and we (the professor, I, and 2 others) Debated Iraq for about 50 minutes. We didn't even get our text books open, it was so much fun. :D


Anonymous said...

Isn't it scary being a criminal? :P It's good to see that there's still a little fear of the law out there.

"Criminal aliens"? That's redundant, isn't it? Like saying "human people."

By the way: since I haven't posted since Tuesday, I thought I'd let you know that I posted an extensive and comprehensive update on the Dakota Fanning situation.

SolaMeanie said...

One of the latest outrages I've heard is the illegal immigrant woman suing a radio station because they refused to award a prize she had one..a hot rod car of some type. She can't get it because she's illegal, and prizes of that magnitude require payment of taxes.

What part of illegal doesn't she understand?

Hmm. I should ask that of our elected officials, too.

Anonymous said...

Now now, we should remember their defense. "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us!" *stifles laughter* That's like saying that breaking into someone's house at 2 AM uninvited simply because you sold it to them years ago isn't illegal.

The police being allowed to do their jobs is problematic because the illegals probably aren't used to their police forces actually doing their jobs. We'd better watch out, or Pellosi will try to label the border guards and customs agents domestic terrorists, or call the US a police state.

Anonymous said...

i remember back in 94/96... my congressmen, sonny bono, was on meet the press with pack of other politicos.
the question "what is your stand on treatment of illegal immigration" was posed, and while the pro politicians rambled on about policy nuances etc, bono merely replied 'it's illegal, isnt it?'
next question...
simplistically brilliant, he was.