January 27, 2007

Oops…illegal aliens ask immigration agents for work

Posted by D.A. King at 8:16 am - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

A Saturday grin from Baltimore in the USA TODAY blogs: Illegal aliens find justice in a parking lot, ask ICE agents for “daylabor” jobs.

Guess what? They were all arrested for being in the U.S. illegally! L:ike they do it in Mexico!

Read it and smile. I am.

Oops…illegals ask immigration agents for work

A large group of illegal immigrants picked the wrong folks to ask for work in the parking lot of a Baltimore convenience store.

“About 10 agents in three or four unmarked vehicles stopped at the 7-Eleven around 11 a.m.,” according to the Baltimore Sun. “As soon as the agents pulled their vehicles into the lot, about two dozen men approached, asking in Spanish if those in the car had work for them.”

The immigration agents, driving unmarked cars and wearing raid jackets that identified them as police officers, had been hunting for a fugitive alien, but ended up arresting the 24 men after determining that they were not authorized to be in the United States, the agency says in a press release.

Homeland Security says six of the aliens had criminal records in the United States, eight had been deported in the past and two were already in the process of being removed from the country.

“Although ICE conducts targeted enforcement actions, we will not ignore immigration violations we encounter during the course of doing business,” the head of ICE’s Baltimore office said in the statement.

Now….about 20 million to go. What if we began to arrest 24 illegals each day in every city in America?

BONUS info: Link to ICE News release site.