Obama's Silent Raids to Capture Illegal Aliens
President Obama has ordered the INS to conduct "silent" raids on employers suspected of hiring illegals. These raids comprise of a few men or women without notice and starting auditing the employer's records. When illegals are found to be working, they are fired on the spot but more often than not, not deported to their country. In the past year, ICE (formerly INS), has raided 2900 companies and levied over $3,000,000 in fines for hiring illegal aliens. Thousands have been fired. One company, Gebber Farms, had hired 500 illegals in Washington. This silent raid is effective, previously Bush had agents swarm known sites and round up the illegals, some got away.
The silent raids target a company's payroll books and finds all employees even if they are not at work. The fines deter employers. A single agent can easily audit many companies and issue fines on the spot. Those caught are simply fired and they go home. Of course, many think the suspects should be deported-which costs money and trauma to their families. Losing a job is trauma enough. One bakery in San Diego was found to have hired 12 illegals. ICE filed 12 criminal counts against the bakery, then seized his business. In Maryland, two chain restaurants were caught with 24 illegals on their books, the chain was fined $734,000 and plead guilty to criminal charges.
Businesses should be wary of the silent raids-there is nowhere to hide.