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Thursday, August 09, 2018

A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired -- and mistreated -- immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

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... The focus of the operation is unusual in that it targeted business operators for arrest. ...

I've said all along that those who hire immigrants who are in the country illegally should be prosecuted. Reduce the demand and the supply will also drop.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-09 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I've said all along that those who hire immigrants who are in the country illegally should be prosecuted. Reduce the demand and the supply will also drop.

POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2018-08-09 11:11 AM | REPLY

Not until we stop being a capitalist country it won't end. Nor should it. Our country was founded upon these very same people.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-09 11:15 AM | Reply


@#2 ... Our country was founded upon these very same people. ...

So... you are saying that our Country was founded when illegal immigrants came to and took over North America, therefore it is OK for today's illegal immigrants to come to our Country and take it over?

Is that what you meant?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-09 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

So... you are saying that our Country was founded when illegal immigrants came to and took over North America, therefore it is OK for today's illegal immigrants to come to our Country and take it over?
Is that what you meant?

POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2018-08-09 11:42 AM | REPLY

I'm saying illegals and legal immigrants came to this country and made it what it is today. Oh and yes this country still relies heavily upon illegal immigration.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-09 11:49 AM | Reply


@#4 ... this country still relies heavily upon illegal immigration. ...

I agree. Our economy is heavily based upon illegal immigration.

My point is that having that type of a wide basis for our economy is wrong.

So how do we fix the problem? Only Congress can put into place a long term solution. So, by going after the employers of illegal immigrants, I suspect Congress will be a bit more likely to work on a solution.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-09 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh and yes this country still relies heavily upon illegal immigration. - #4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-08-09 11:49 AM

This country also relied heavily upon slavery at one point. Hard work & the blood & lives of the people who understood that it was wrong stopped that abomination. We can do the same here.

#6 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-08-09 12:19 PM | Reply

"We can do the same here"

Really

Sonny Perdue is now United States Secretary of Agriculture.

Perdue Farms, has conspired to hire illegal immigrants for decades

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nebraska and Minnesota?

So. We're going after Canadian immigrants first?

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-08-09 12:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This country also relied heavily upon slavery at one point.

I hear the prison industrial complex is the modern version of slave labor.

But. Illegal immigrants getting paid slave wages is a good second opinion.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-08-09 12:57 PM | Reply

Sonny Perdue is now United States Secretary of Agriculture.
Perdue Farms, has conspired to hire illegal immigrants for decades - #7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 12:49 PM

And a dozen US Presidents owned slaves. Shows how much things can change, doesn't it?

#10 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-08-09 01:32 PM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE AT 2018-08-09 01:32 PM | FLAG: whatabout whatabout whatabout

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-08-09 01:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"And a dozen US Presidents owned slaves"

can we keep our whataboutism confined to just the last two centuries?

#12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 01:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I'm okay with this. Trump and ICE are moving in the right direction on this one...if they follow through with prosecutions of the owners.

I'll give them credit on this one.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-09 01:49 PM | Reply

Of course they should have always went after employers who engaged in this behavior.

They didn't just hire them. They took it way further than that.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2018-08-09 01:52 PM | Reply

And I bet most of these business owners that use illegals are Republicans who think they are above the law. Seems to be a common theme with them.

It must suck to have the guy you voted for throw you and your business under the bus.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-09 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

can we keep our whataboutism confined to just the last two centuries? - #12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 01:40 PM

You may need to review what
whataboutism is.
It isn't saying that we overcame one problem so we certainly can overcome another.
Maybe you should read the posts from the beginning before making the mistake again?

#16 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-08-09 02:20 PM | Reply

"And a dozen US Presidents owned slaves"

#MAGA

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-08-09 02:32 PM | Reply

And whatabout all those correspondents who quit over at NBC because of all the Fake News they were peddling?

Both sides are just the same!

Remember?

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-08-09 02:53 PM | Reply

"I'm okay with this. Trump and ICE are moving in the right direction on this one...if they follow through with prosecutions of the owners."

The way I understood it, employers are almost never the subject of a criminal investigation for suspicion of hiring undocumented workers because its difficult to prove that the person did so knowingly. It's much easier to pad your win column by going after the workers because either they have legal documents demonstrating their rights to be here or they do not. I wouldn't expect this to become a trend, prosecuting employers. This is just a couple of egregious examples that couldn't be ignored any longer.

#19 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-09 03:01 PM | Reply

I'm glad to see business owners held to account for robbing illegals of wages, mistreating them as if they were a chain gang, and skating by during earlier ICE raids. Those now being arrested are the worst at exploiting workers. I'm no Communist, but in this country the working man must be respected.

Make an example of these perps: give them some trash bags and have them clear I-80 from the Missouri River to Grand Island, or I-35 from Duluth to Albert Lea...

#20 | Posted by catdog at 2018-08-09 05:12 PM | Reply

can we keep our whataboutism confined to just the last two centuries? - #12 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-09 01:40 PM
You may need to review what whataboutism is.
It isn't saying that we overcame one problem so we certainly can overcome another.
Maybe you should read the posts from the beginning before making the mistake again?
#16 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

No. He is right. You are just trying to change the subject from your Whatabout post to "Things change."

Perdue is United States Secretary of Agriculture now and farms he has a substantial ownership stake in hired illegal aliens purposefully.

Saying dozens of US Presidents owned slaves is meaningless whataboutism to justify overlooking very recent illegal activity by Perdue.

Things change but what Perdue did was illegal. We wouldn't appoint those Presidents head of a Civil Rights Commission. Why shouldn't we call out Perdue for his actions?

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-09 05:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Why shouldn't we call out Perdue for his actions?

Because Avigdore, aka Andreà, is a dishonest poster and a habitual liar.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-08-09 11:57 PM | Reply

Not until we stop being a capitalist country it won't end. Nor should it. Our country was founded upon these very same people.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr

Yeah! What's wrong with slavery?!

Oh, wait, our country was by rebellious colonists, with a good mix of cutthroats and conspirators.

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-10 01:08 AM | Reply

*founded by

Sigh.

#24 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-08-10 01:09 AM | Reply

Just FTR, Sonny isn't one of the "chicken farm" Perdues.

"Perdue is not related to the family that owns and operates Perdue Farms (commonly associated with "Perdue Chicken").[13][14P] en.wikipedia.org

#25 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2018-08-10 01:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nebraska and Minnesota?
So. We're going after Canadian immigrants first?

#8 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Agriculture and meat packing plants, have a pipeline of illegals, most from Mexico some from South America and the rest from Africa.

I'll give you there are illegal Canadians there too though lol.

#26 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-08-10 05:15 AM | Reply

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-08-09 05:23 PM
You're not following the conversation from the beginning, Sycophant.
He quoted my #6, a sentence specifically about slavery, in his #7, and countered that with the Purdue stuff.
The context of the conversation was already that even though "#4 ... this country still relies heavily upon illegal immigration. ... " we could overcome it just like we overcame slavery, that our country also heavily relied upon (#6).
Are you claiming that I somehow knew that Purdue was going to be brought up in #7 so I somehow pre-whataboutism'd it in #6?
Even if you are making that claim, it still isn't whataboutism. I'm not saying that one of those things is ok because of the other. I'm saying that both of them were bad and can be overcome.

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-08-10 08:42 AM | Reply

Cool! Now all those welfare bearing Trumpsters on food stamps can GET TO WORK!

MAGA

#28 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-08-10 03:34 PM | Reply

I could be mistaken, but isn't this exactly how our laws on people working here illegally are supposed to be enforced, at least in large part?

#29 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-08-10 05:12 PM | Reply

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