Saturday, December 13, 2008

Are We Safe Yet?

In order to see just how serious our own government is about national security and the illegal immigration invasion you need to look no further than our own Homeland Security chief.
From the Washington Post:
By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 11, 2008; A01

Every few weeks for nearly four years, the Secret Service screened the IDs of employees for a Maryland cleaning company before they entered the house of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the nation's top immigration official.

The company's owner says the workers sailed through the checks -- although some of them turned out to be illegal immigrants.

Now, owner James D. Reid finds himself in a predicament that he considers especially confounding. In October, he was fined $22,880 after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators said he failed to check identification and work documents and fill out required I-9 verification forms for employees, five of whom he said were part of crews sent to Chertoff's home and whom ICE told him to fire because they were undocumented.

Mr. Reid is very upset about getting caught and being fined.
"No one wants to put the blame on the head; they'd rather put the blame on the business owner," said Reid, who owns Consistent Cleaning Services. "Damned if I should be fined for employees that I took over to their house."
Sorry Mr. Reid learn to E-verify or get out the business.

Lest you think this is just one incidence of blown out of proportion, concider this from Fox News in Boston:
Boston, MA (UPI) - The Boston-area port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been arrested on charges she hired undocumented immigrants to clean her condominium.

Lorraine Henderson was arrested Friday, capping an eight-month undercover investigation, The Boston Globe reported Saturday.

Henderson, who directs 190 armed officers who oversee ports of entry in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, became the target of an investigation after a fellow employee told her that her regular cleaner was an illegal immigrant from Brazil.

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