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    Packer Insight — Avocados, stone fruit and an ICE raid

    Ashley Nickle August 10, 2018 08:21 AM


    Packer Insight - Stone fruit, avocados and an immigration raid


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    Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle talk about the big stories of the week, from demand for California fruit to high f.o.b. prices for avocados to an immigration raid on produce operations in Nebraska.

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    ICE said some of those arrested will be issued notices to appear before a federal immigration judge and released from custody while the rest will remain in ICE custody pending immigration court proceedings.
    Catch & release not only continues to exist in the Trump administration, it's thriving! What in the hell is wrong with DHS. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen need to do more to honor Trump's commitment to ending catch & release!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    Catch & release not only continues to exist in the Trump administration, it's thriving! What in the hell is wrong with DHS. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen need to do more to honor Trump's commitment to ending catch & release!
    I see it as this is what Trump wants, otherwise he would see that it is stopped.
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    Who understands the ongoing, repetitive stupidity. Our government says the majority apprehended at the border never show up for their immigration court dates. What makes any of us believe the majority of these criminals will show up in the future.

    Incarcerate them. No setting them free.

    We are going backwards for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
    Who understands the ongoing, repetitive stupidity. Our government says the majority apprehended at the border never show up for their immigration court dates. What makes any of us believe the majority of these criminals will show up in the future.

    Incarcerate them. No setting them free.

    We are going backwards for sure.
    Yes, we are going backwards and we will continue to go backwards until/unless the base comes out of their denial and stops defending and making excuses for Trump. As long as they are in denial this will continue.

    The campaign cry at rallies should be a continuous "keep your campaign promises".

    Daily emails and phone calls from all his base to the WH reminding him of his campaign promises.

    Email articles like we see here every day, and ask why is this happening? this is not what you promised---emails by the millions.

    As long as his approval rating remains high, as long as thousands show up at his rallies and cheer him on, this will continue.

    It is sad that many care more about their stock portfolio than they do their own safety.
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    ICE Conducted Raids of Nebraska and Minnesota Businesses, Arresting147

    By MARGERY A. BECK / AP August 8, 2018


    OMAHA, Neb. — 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.

    The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement — Homeland Security Investigations — led the operation that saw about a dozen businesses and plants raided and 17 business owners and managers indicted for fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.


    Of those, 14 were taken into custody Wednesday and three were still being sought. Authorities also arrested more than 130 workers at various businesses, busing them to Grand Island, Nebraska, to be questioned and processed.


    Most of the arrests occurred in northern Nebraska and southern Minnesota. Several of the businesses were in O’Neill, Nebraska, a town of about 3,000 about 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of Omaha. Officials said they were still looking to take three owners or managers into custody as part of the operation.


    Special agent in charge Tracy Cormier described the operation as one of the largest in Homeland Security Investigations’ 15-year history.

    Between 350 and 400 federal, state and local law enforcement officers worked together on the arrests, she said.

    The focus of the operation is unusual in that it targeted business operators for arrest. Most immigration raids have targeted workers suspected of being in the country illegally.


    “The whole investigation was initiated, basically, because we knew that these businesses were cheating these workers and cheating taxpayers and cheating their competition,” Cormier said.


    The businesses engaged in a scheme that used fraudulent names and Social Security numbers to employ people in the country illegally, she said. The businesses used “force, fraud, coercion, threat of arrest and/or deportation” to exploit the workers, Cormier said.

    The business that hired out the immigrants also forced the workers to cash their paychecks with that business for an exorbitant fee, officials said, and withheld taxes from workers’ pay without paying those taxes to the government.


    “It kind of reminds us of the revival of the old ‘company store’ policy, where it used to keep the coal miners indebted to the company for all kinds of services … like check cashing,” she said.


    Also arrested were 133 workers suspected of being in the country illegally, according to ICE. Some will be issued notices to appear before an immigration judge and released, while those with criminal backgrounds will remain in ICE custody.


    The raids come as President Donald Trump’s administration has been carrying out high-profile immigration enforcement actions against employers.


    Dozens of workers were arrested at a meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee in April, followed by agents rounding up more than 100 employees two months later at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company.


    Immigration officials have also beefed up audits of companies to verify their employees are authorized to work in the country. Officials opened 2,282 employer audits in the first seven months of this fiscal year, many after audits at 100 7-Eleven franchises in 17 states in January.


    On Wednesday, investigators served warrants at Elkhorn River Farms, hydroponic tomato grower O’Neill Ventures, La Herradura restaurant and grocery store El Mercadito, all in O’Neill. A private ranch outside O’Neill also was searched.


    No phone number could be found for El Mercadito. Calls to the other businesses went unanswered or messages left were not returned.


    Pork producing giant Christensen Farms saw search warrants served at its headquarters in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, its truck wash facility in Appleton, Minnesota and a producer plant in Atkinson, Nebraska.

    Spokeswoman Amber Portner said the company was cooperating with agents. She said she knew of no arrests at any of the company’s locations Wednesday.


    Other businesses raided were in Stromsburg, Ainsworth, Bartlett and Royal, all in Nebraska.

    Civil rights organizations in Nebraska were quick to denounce Wednesday’s operation.

    “The ACLU condemns this ongoing campaign of misery that targets immigrants, disrupts local businesses and separates families,” Rose Godinez, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, said in a written statement released Wednesday morning after news reports of the raid at O’Neill Ventures.


    The effect of such operations are the same whether they target businesses or immigrants, said Jeff Sheldon, spokesman for advocacy group Nebraska Appleseed.


    “This is going to leave widespread fear and damage in the community,” he said. “You got businesses that are directly affected. You’ve got neighborhoods that are directly affected. You’ll have kids tonight coming home to a house where one or more of their parents are gone.

    This is pain that can last for generations.”

    http://time.com/5361860/ice-nebraska-minnesota-raids/

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoptheinvaders View Post
    I see it as this is what Trump wants, otherwise he would see that it is stopped.
    I'm not going to go as far as to say it's what he wants because I'm honestly not sure if he even knows what he wants where immigration, illegal immigration and border security are concerned. He vacillates so much, who can tell? One minute he's saying hire American and reduce foreign labor, the next minute he's saying give the businesses all the foreign labor they need. Same goes for his vision of a border wall. At first he insist on $25 billion and the next he'll take $5 billion or maybe even $1.6 billion. And to top it off he lies and says his wall is being built, which it isn't. As for illegal immigration, he's ending catch & release .... oh wait, no he's not. I could use other examples, but I think my point has been made.

    I've always believed and continue to believe Trump is too easily manipulated and influenced by the advisers and cabinet members he has chosen to surround himself with. Unfortunately though, the voices he should be listening to like Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller are being crowded out by those staff and cabinet members that support more foreign labor, open borders, and illegal alien amnesty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    I'm not going to go as far as to say it's what he wants because I'm honestly not sure if he even knows what he wants where immigration, illegal immigration and border security are concerned. He vacillates so much, who can tell? One minute he's saying hire American and reduce foreign labor, the next minute he's saying give the businesses all the foreign labor they need. Same goes for his vision of a border wall. At first he insist on $25 billion and the next he'll take $5 billion or maybe even $1.6 billion. And to top it off he lies and says his wall is being built, which it isn't. As for illegal immigration, he's ending catch & release .... oh wait, no he's not. I could use other examples, but I think my point has been made.

    I've always believed and continue to believe Trump is too easily manipulated and influenced by the advisers and cabinet members he has chosen to surround himself with. Unfortunately though, the voices he should be listening to like Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller are being crowded out by those staff and cabinet members that support more foreign labor, open borders, and illegal alien amnesty!
    Manipulation is correct, but it is not Trump that is being manipulated. He is manipulating his base, and he is a Master at that. What you just described---- One minute he's saying hire American and reduce foreign labor, the next minute he's saying give the businesses all the foreign labor they need. Same goes for his vision of a border wall. At first he insist on $25 billion and the next he'll take $5 billion or maybe even $1.6 billion. And to top it off he lies and says his wall is being built, which it isn't. As for illegal immigration, he's ending catch & release .... oh wait, no he's not.-----is a part of the process he uses to manipulate.
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    ICE Arrests 8 in Minnesota on Immigration Violations as Part of Multi-State Operation

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    August 10, 2018 06:13 PM

    Eight people in Minnesota were arrested on immigration violations as part of a multi-state operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


    In total, ICE arrested 133 people in Nebraska and Minnesota in an operation targeting businesses officials say knowingly hired - and mistreated - immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

    RELATED: ICE Operation Targets Businesses For Hiring Immigrants in U.S. Illegally

    Of those arrests, 118 were administrative arrests of suspected undocumented immigrants and 15 were criminal arrests. Fifty-two of the 118 arrested are still in ICE custody.


    Of the eight arrested in Minnesota, five are currently in ICE custody. Three were ordered to appear before a federal immigration judge and released on orders of supervision.


    No criminal arrests were made in Minnesota.


    In Nebraska, 101 people were arrested on immigration violations.


    The only business or location with Minnesota ties mentioned in ICE's original release about the operation was Christensen Farms, which has locations in Appleton, Sleepy Eye and Atkinson, Nebraska.


    The company released a statement saying they were surprised to learn a third-party vendor was not in compliance with immigration policies:


    "Today (Wednesday, August 8), three Christensen Farms' locations were visited by the United States Department of Homeland Security division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE")," the statement read.


    "Locations included the Christensen Farms' Sleepy Eye Campus (office, feed mill, truck wash), Appleton, Minn. Truck Wash, and one Nebraska farm. The purpose of this visit was to verify lawful employment within the United States. We were surprised and disappointed to learn that one of our third party vendors is not in compliance with immigration policies. At Christensen Farms, we have an expectation that all of partners and third party vendors uphold the same high standards as our company.


    "At Christensen Farms, we value our diverse work force and those that work hard every day to put food on the table here in the U.S., and across the globe."


    Homeland Security Investigations special agent in charge Tracy Cormier described the operation as one of the largest in its 15-year history, according to the Associated Press.

    https://kstp.com/news/ice-arrests-8-...tion-/5025983/
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    Family members reunited as some workers detained in federal immigration raid return to O'Neill


    • By Paul Hammel
      BH News Service
    • Aug 9, 2018 Updated Aug 9, 2018

    A man detained in an immigration raid Wednesday morning was reunited with friends Wednesday night. The man, who said he graduated from nearby Clearwater High School, said he'll likely have to return to Mexico.


    • Paul Hammel, BH News Service





    O’NEILL, Neb. — At least some workers detained in a major immigration enforcement raid in this north-central Nebraska community were transported back to the city late Wednesday night.

    It wasn’t immediately clear how many of the 150 people detained in what a federal official said amounted to a “slave labor” conspiracy remained in custody.


    “I know some were released, some weren’t … I don’t know the breakdown yet,” said Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.


    At least three large white vans arrived late Wednesday and just after midnight, dropping off detainees to waiting family members at a local Casey’s General Store convenience shop. About 20 people had been returned by midnight.

    Some family member cried and hugged during quick reunions in the parking lot. A couple of local residents gathered pizzas and bottled water for the returnees.


    Neudauer said that detainees were screened at the ICE office in Grand Island.

    If they had no prior immigration violations or serious criminal records, they were allowed to be taken back to where they were detained, he said.


    He also said it was possible that some of the people detained and later released simply did not have proper paperwork with them to prove they were legal workers.


    ICE, Neudauer said, also allows for some humanitarian releases in circumstances such as a single parent.


    He said he did not know how many people were released for that reason.


    Some people in O’Neill spoke harshly about the lack of planning by federal officials to handle the children of those detained.

    Some local teachers and residents were scrambling to find homes for the children left behind without parents — parents who, in at least one case, were later returned.


    Amy Shane, superintendent of O’Neill Public Schools, said that by Thursday morning, all of the roughly dozen kids left at the school without parents after the raid had been reunited with their families.


    She said some community members were canvassing the town to see if other children were left alone by the raid and were too afraid to leave their houses yesterday.


    “They’re scared, they’re uncertain. I’m not sure if they know what to do next,” Shane said.


    One man, who said he was detained at the Herd Co. feedlot near Bartlett, Nebraska, said he was treated well by ICE officials and was ordered to return to immigration court in a couple of months.


    The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said an airplane circled overhead while about 20 people were detained at the feedlot, which he said held 70,000 cattle.

    “I don’t know how they feed them (now) … poor cows,” he said.


    Another returned detainee, who said he graduated from nearby Clearwater High School, hugged his girlfriend before jumping in her car and driving away. He said he’s been in the U.S. since age 8, but now is likely to be forced to return to Mexico.


    In Grand Island, three rallies protesting the raids were held Wednesday. About 85 people demonstrated in front of a restaurant carrying signs with messages including “Stop family separations,” “Keep families together” and “Abolish ICE.”


    Some of the protesters held a candlelight vigil outside the Hall County Jail, where ICE inmates are often housed.

    Neudauer said the investigation on Wednesday in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada was one of the largest in ICE history and disrupted what he said was essentially a “slave labor” operation.

    He said that the operation arranged jobs for immigrants, provided them fake IDs, transportation and housing, and then forced them to cash their paychecks at certain locations. Then, a portion of their pay was deducted as “fees” or for taxes, but the taxes were never paid.

    https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/state/family-members-reunited-as-some-workers-detained-in-federal-immigration/article_f1850056-9c1f-11e8-b6e0-534e5fd838db.html
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