Elvira sarts a new diet, and other news on Illegal Immigration
I am sure that everyone remembers Elvira Arellano, the illegal Immigrant who took refuge in a Chicago church to avoid being deported. Well now she has started a Hunger Strike.
A Hunger Strike is not all she started either… Sanctuary Churches are surfacing all over the country, Oklahoma, Salem Oregon, & Twin Falls Idaho for example. Now I do respect that the various churches are attempting to protect members of their congregation, but they have to realize that they are enabling Drug smugglers, Human Smugglers, and violent gang members to continue their trade.
Speaking of Human Smugglers, this article in the Houston Chronicle is interesting.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested about 100 people in the Magic Valley as part of a sting to round up illegal immigrants, officials said Tuesday.
The city was targeted after commercial bus employees told law-enforcement officials that they suspected illegal immigrants were buying large numbers of bus tickets, U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Alex Harrington said.
The region appeared to be a hub for human smuggling, Harrington said, with legal residents buying as many as 10 bus tickets at a time to be used by illegal immigrants.
“About 20 percent of the people we apprehended actually were from two vans — both with Oregon plates —
Maybe they were in Twin Falls from Salem on a church outing….
Des Moins to become a sancturary city?
According to this article in the Des Moins Register it is certainly a Possibility
A proposal to prohibit local law enforcement officials from conducting raids on illegal immigrants in Des Moines was presented to at least one City Council member recently.
Councilwoman Christine Hensley said Sunday that she spoke about six weeks ago with representatives of two immigration-rights groups that presented a plan that would block local city departments – including the police – from conducting raids on immigrants or inquiring about a person’s immigration status.
Aspects of the proposal, brought up Sunday at an immigration forum, are similar to a national trend of “sanctuary cities.”
It might be interesting to see how many different positions Hillary Clinton takes on this proposal. But then again will any Journalist or Debate moderator have the courage to ask the question? God knows it is not among the questions she is going to plant.
In Arizona However a different type of law is soon to take effect, and it is already having an impact.
From The Arizona Republic
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of undocumented workers have been fired as a result of Arizona businesses reviewing the work-eligibility forms of their employees as the state’s new employer-sanctions law draws near.
The fired workers couldn’t provide missing information uncovered during the reviews or confessed to being in the country illegally, say attorneys involved in the reviews.
The number of firings could grow significantly once the law goes into effect Jan. 1 as employers scramble to make sure they are in compliance. Under the law, repeat violators will lose their business licenses.