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Charges for employing illegal alien workers hit higher up the food chain

By See-Dubya  •  July 4, 2008 10:11 PM

I hope this investigation goes higher up the corporate ladder, but it seems to me this is a decent start:

Two supervisors at an Iowa meatpacking plant that was raided by federal immigration agents in May were arrested and charged with encouraging people to live in the United States illegally.

Juan Carlos Guerrero-Espinoza, 35, and Martin De La Rosa-Loera, 43, were also charged Thursday with and aiding and abetting the possession and use of fraudulent identification.

That’s the May Agriprocessors bust in Postville, Iowa, about which complaints were lodged that only the workers faced charges, but no top brass. I’m not sure how high these two supervisors were on the food chain, but that’s a step in the right direction.

The WSJ called the Agriprocessors raid “Immigration theater”, about which I remarked:

If the ICE raid in Iowa was “Kabuki theater”, I liked it. I give it two thumbs up. I’d like to see them open shows in every small town and big city across the country.

Hey, I’m a great patron of the arts.

I like Act II even better.

As Michael Ledeen says about Iran, Faster, please!

UPDATE: AS regards the struck-through section below: Umm, oops.

That’s not the Mexican flag. I should have known that was too bad to be true.

As Emily Litella might say, never mind.

Please commence blogosphere-wide flaming.

Thanks to “fretless”.

MORE: I went to the Agriprocessors site to look for a graphic to use on the front page. I thought their front page “splash screen” was…unfortunate. Here’s a screencap; I’ve highlighted an interesting detail:

Is that Mexican flag really the best PR to have on their corporate website right now?


{Post by See-Dubya}