Federal immigration agents raid Bellingham business
After federal agents raided Yamato Engine Specialists Ltd. and detained 28 employees Tuesday, Feb. 24, company officials expressed dismay about how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers handled the matter.
Most of the workers detained were taken off in handcuffs, Dhanani said, except for three women who apparently were processed and released because they had children in local schools or daycare centers.
Makalai said the range of wages for Yamato's production workers begins at $9 and can be as high as $25 to $30 for the most skilled.
"Because these are skilled jobs, there are only limited people that can do some of these jobs," Dhanani said.
As with all the illegal aliens stories there are so many angles here. The ICE spokeswoman talked about how the criminal aliens had fake social security cards, maybe they are using your number?
The employer cried that they do their best to hire legal workers... but they don't use E-Verify. (the program that will not be reauthorized under this congress unless you call call call)
And of course the boys at CAUSA cried that these raids "victimize the very people that helped to bring change to the White House and elect President Obama."
But the angle to focus on this time is not the identity theft, the employer who does the wink and nod or the illegal alien support group that thinks ineligible voters should bring change to our country. The thing that stuck out for me was the $30/hour skilled jobs that were being filled by people who can't legally work. Jobs that Americans would love to do right about now.