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    ICE raids plant in Laurel, Mississippi

    Monday, Aug. 25, 2008
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    ICE raids plant in Laurel, Mississippi
    By HOLBROOK MOHR - Associated Press Writer


    JACKSON, Miss. -- Federal immigration agents raided a major manufacturing plant in south Mississippi on Monday, but it wasn't immediately clear how many illegal workers were taken into custody.

    Barbara Gonzalez, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, said the target of the operation was Howard Industries Inc. in Laurel, a town of about 18,000 people located about 85 miles southeast of Jackson.

    Howard Industries produces dozens of products, ranging from electrical transformers to medical supplies, according to the company's Web site.

    "This is a targeted enforcement operation that is part of an ongoing ICE investigation that has revealed that illegal aliens are employed at Howard Industries," Gonzalez said from the scene. "Because the operation is still under way, an arrest total is not available at this time."

    A recording at Howard Industries on Monday said the telephone switchboard was closed. A man who answered a phone call from The Associated Press at the company's security station said "no" and hung up when asked if there was anyone available to discuss what had happened.

    Gonzalez said public health service officers were on the scene to interview and evaluate the condition of the workers to determine if there are "any humanitarian concerns we need to be aware of."

    "Humanitarian concerns will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine if an alternative to detention is warranted," she said.

    Gonzalez declined to tell AP how may agents were involved in the operation, saying "that's law enforcement sensitive information.
    Note: ICE says people whose relatives were detained can call for information: 866-341-3858.

    http://www.sunherald.com/218/story/768921.html

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    ICE Raids Mississippi Plant
    Lauren Manufacturing Plant Raided

    POSTED: 10:14 am CDT August 25, 2008
    UPDATED: 10:19 am CDT August 25, 2008

    JACKSON, Miss. -- A U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement official said agents have targeted a manufacturing plant in Laurel.

    Temple Black, an ICE spokesman in New Orleans, said "a law enforcement action" was taken at Howard Industries Inc. in Laurel.

    Howard Industries Inc. produces dozens of products, ranging from electrical transformers to medical supplies, according to the company's Web site.
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    A recording at Howard Industries on Monday said the telephone switchboard was closed. A man who answered a phone call from The Associated Press at the company's security station said "no" and hung up when asked if there was anyone available to discuss what had happened.

    Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be pub

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    WOOOO HOOOO!!!!

    I guess MIRA wasn't able to stop this one despite their big "Emergency Call To Action" bulletin sent out a few days ago

    Well, let's just hope that ICE learned a few things from Postville and, if there's a church in Laurel....which I'm sure there is......they set up a perimeter in order to catch all of the IA fleeing fugitives looking to hide inside until they can be smuggled out.

    Can't wait to see more details on this one.
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    ICE raid confirmed at Howard Industries

    From staff reports • August 25, 2008



    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed its agents conducted a targeted enforcement operation at Howard Industries in Laurel this morning.


    Barbara Gonzalez, regional communication director for ICE, said this morning’s operation was part of a long, on-going investigation of Howard Industries.

    Public health officers are on the scene to evaluate the health care and humanitarian concerns of detained individuals.

    ICE will release more information later today. No other details are available now.

    Family members seeking information may call (866) 341-3849.

    At the Howard Industries plant, people who identified themselves as Howard employees, were coming out of the building. They said that so many illegal immigrants were being arrested that the plant had to be shut down because there were not enough workers to run the plant.

    Some said ICE agents were searching the entire building, including employees’ lockers. Some of the locks on the lockers had to be broken off.

    Gonzalez said that officials don’t yet have an official count of illegal immigrants arrested.

    ICE also is raiding the corporate headquarters at Howard Industrial Park in Ellisville.

    More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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    Illegal aliens were warned by pro-illegal groups that Mississippi was going to have some huge raids any day. They had plenty of time to make plans by getting their kids out of school and self-deport out lof here. No excuses this time around.

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    Churches must lose their not for profit status due to the politics they are in involved in. Churches are condoning immigrants to come to the United States illegal and steal from the American taxpayers. And once in our country the churches are aiding and abetting the illegal immigrants.

    CALL IRS AND ICE.

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    Oh we have many illegals! But the new fight which we must fight is legal immigration. Dear Lord Help Us!

    The i-9's and the green cards are killing the jobs totally for Americans.

    Where are the Americans working?

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    BALTIMORE -- A Snow Hill man will spend three years in prision for trying to bribe state and federal officals in a scheme that cluminated in raids on several Lower Shore businesses last fall.

    Javed Iqbal, 40, was also given three years supervised release Tuesday for a racketeering conspiracy related to a scheme to bribe officials with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to illegally obtain green cards and the Maryland Comptroller's Office to receive abatement of state taxes, said officials from the U. S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

    REMEMBER THIS BECAUSE THIS IS THE LOOPHOLE... ALL FOREIGNERS WANT I-9'S AND GREEN CARDS AND ETC. THEN THE AMERICANS JOBS ARE THEIR'S LEGALLY AND THE BABIES PRODUCED ARE AMERICANS?
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    Just follow the money my friend. The "political contributors" will get their "cheap labor" and not have to furnish any "benefits" because all the "benefits" for the ILLEGALS will be “socialized

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    WOOOOO HOOOOOO GO ICE!!!!!!

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    At the Howard Industries plant, people who identified themselves as Howard employees, were coming out of the building. They said that so many illegal immigrants were being arrested that the plant had to be shut down because there were not enough workers to run the plant.





    Wow....now that's bad Just let Howard Industries claim that they "didn't know" all of these people were IAs

    Hmmmm, a town of only 18,000 people, huh? Wonder how many will be left after all is said and done with this? I see some definite possibilities in available real estate opening up in Laurel...........
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    Are they being tested for diseases?
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