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    L.A. employers criminally charged for hiring illegal aliens

    I.C.E. News Release

    September 23, 2010

    Los Angeles-area employers criminally charged for hiring illegal aliens

    Targeted businesses include Oxnard metal fabricator, Bell employment agency

    LOS ANGELES - The owner and a top executive of a metal casting company in Ventura County were arrested Thursday by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on federal criminal charges for knowingly hiring undocumented aliens.

    Wayne Haddox, 67, owner of Masters in Metal, Inc. in Oxnard, Calif., and his son, Dennis Haddox, 37, who serves as the company's vice president, were taken into custody Thursday morning by ICE HSI agents. As part of the enforcement action, agents also executed a federal search warrant at the business seeking evidence in ICE HSI's ongoing investigation into the company's hiring practices.

    Haddox and his son are charged in a criminal complaint with continuing to employ unauthorized aliens. The arrests are the culmination of an investigation that began in 2007 when an ICE HSI audit of Master in Metal's hiring records identified 16 employees who used counterfeit permanent resident alien cards, commonly known as "green cards," to obtain their jobs. According to the case affidavit, after ICE HSI notified the company about the suspicious documents, Master Metals sent a written reply advising the employees in question had been terminated. Subsequently, investigators received information that two of the unauthorized workers had remained on the payroll after Wayne Haddox allegedly directed them to go out and get "good" Social Security numbers.

    The defendants are expected to make their initial appearance in federal court Thursday afternoon. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to six months in prison.

    Thursday's enforcement action comes less than two weeks after Los Angeles ICE HSI agents arrested the manager of a Bell, Calif., personnel agency that hires workers for jobs at area customs bonded warehouses. Luis Gasca, 33, who works at Parker Personnel, Inc., was taken into custody Sept. 14. He is accused of hiring undocumented aliens and providing those workers with counterfeit immigration documents to mask their unlawful employment. The charges stem from multi-agency inspections designed to identify security vulnerabilities at the freight forwarding companies and in bond warehouses that play a crucial role in the nation's import-export process. Gasca is currently free on $20,000 bond.

    "As these cases make clear, we intend to hold employers who knowingly hire an illegal workforce accountable for their actions," said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of ICE HSI in Los Angeles. "Employers who flout the law not only fuel the demand that is responsible for much of the country's illegal immigration, but their actions also hurt lawful workers who are seeking jobs in this challenging economy."

    Criminal prosecutions are just one of many tools ICE HSI is using to reduce the demand for illegal employment and protect job opportunities for the nation's lawful workforce. That enforcement strategy also includes expanded use of civil penalties, employer audits and debarment. In the first 10 months of this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010), ICE HSI initiated audits of 1,641 employers nationwide, including 78 businesses in the greater Los Angeles area. During that same time frame, ICE issued 172 final fine notices totaling more than $4 million to employers across the country. Of those, 22 final fine notices totaling more than $270,000 went to employers in the Southland.

    For more information, visit www.ice.gov.

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    ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov . To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423.

    Last Modified: Friday, September 24, 2010
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1009/100923losangeles.htm
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    Yes! There's hope I won't the us citizen at work! Oh please do a sweep through here please oh please

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    This is just a drop in the bucket here in CA.

    There are at least 4 million illegals with forged work papers.

    We citizens would be heavily prosecuted if we stole or forged an ID.
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    Visit stopthemagnet.com.Petition drive-City of Houston-mandate E-Verify.Please register if you live in City.

    GUESS THEY TOOK THE LEASH OFF ICE FOR A DAY. JANET MUST BE IN TEARS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflowerchick
    GUESS THEY TOOK THE LEASH OFF ICE FOR A DAY. JANET MUST BE IN TEARS!
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    NO AMNESTY

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    Quote Originally Posted by TakingBackSoCal
    This is just a drop in the bucket here in CA.

    There are at least 4 million illegals with forged work papers.

    We citizens would be heavily prosecuted if we stole or forged an ID.
    Ditto that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBueno
    Quote Originally Posted by TakingBackSoCal
    This is just a drop in the bucket here in CA.

    There are at least 4 million illegals with forged work papers.

    We citizens would be heavily prosecuted if we stole or forged an ID.
    Ditto that!
    Ditto ditto. There has to be a huge grapevine of info on where they can go for any kind of docs they want here.
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    This issue is so stupid. All Americans are subject to different laws.

    Thanks Obummer
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    respect and with every purpose of your will thoroughly Americans. You
    cannot become thoroughly Americans if you think of yourselves in groups. President Woodrow Wilson

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