Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ready to admit our immigration policies are a mess yet?

Just adding more fuel to the fire here. First the headline: 30 Mexican workers level kidnapping allegations against police in Mississippi town
First paragraph -

JACKSON, Miss. (Map, News) - Thirty Mexican nationals with visas to work in the U.S. claim police in Pascagoula kidnapped and threatened them with arrest or deportation if they did not return to an employer.

Midway -

The workers said they received H2B temporary visas to work for Southwest Shipyards in Channelview, Texas, but left the company because they were paid less than they were promised and working conditions were poor.

Under terms of their visas, the workers were permitted only to work for the company that sponsored them.

Then this -

Garcia said the workers were not searched, handcuffed or detained by the officers, but that the way they were handled merits their kidnapping claim.

and finally -

The workers, all from Veracruz, Mexico, said they paid a recruiter between $1,500 and $2,000 to come to the U.S., expecting to make $16.50 an hour. Instead, they said Southwest Shipyards paid them $14 an hour, of which they only kept $12 an hour after transportation and living expenses were deducted.

With outside help, the workers escaped to New Orleans, where they have been living without work or money, according to The (South Mississippi) Sun Herald.

They are just doing the jobs Americans won’t, traveling willie nilly all over the place and thumbing their nose at our laws and in fact doing just like the Muslim organization CAIR does, filing frivolous lawsuits.

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