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Archive for May, 2008

Postville, Iowa: Non-skilled labor contractor pulls workers out of AgriProcessors meatpacking plant

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 31, 2008

Labor Ready, one of America’s largest providers of temporary employment in the unskilled and construction fields pulled about 150 workers out of Agriprocessors meatpacking plant for supposedly safety concerns. We say supposedly because Labor Ready has a history of being accused of and taken to court for mistreatment and deceptive practices by employees and labor unions.

In March and April, the Iowa Division of Labor Services agreed to reduce fines against the plant for 39 violations of workplace safety rules based on inspections that took place in October 2007 and February 2008. Many of the alleged violations related to hazardous chemicals, blood-borne pathogens and what the state called “serious health violations.” According to government records, Agriprocessors Inc. has a history of noncompliance with state and federal regulations related to food safety, pollution and workplace safety at its Postville facility.

So apparently Labor Ready didn’t know they were providing workers into an unsafe facility prior to the ICE raid (if they were providing workers prior to Monday, May 12) and/or they had no knowledge of the prior safety concerns and inspections of the Iowa Division of Labor prior to placing their personnel into the plant sometime after May 12? (Wink-Wink!) So when did they know it and how much did they know? We just don’t buy it! It looks like they are trying to make a “fast exit” while they can…..DesMoines Register story

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Farmers Branch, TX: Ruling Clears the Way for New City Ordinance making it difficult for illegal aliens to reside and work in the city

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 31, 2008

(Washington DC) A pair of orders issued this week by U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay, have cleared the way for the city of Farmers Branch, Texas to implement a redrafted ordinance, says the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). The new ordinance adopts key elements of model legislation drafted by IRLI.

The substitute, Ordinance 2952, was adopted by the Farmers Branch City Council last January. It provides a means to carry out the will of the voters who approved Ordinance 2903, while ensuring that the city does not infringe upon the federal government’s authority over immigration policy. IRLI is a recognized expert in drafting these sorts of local policies and has successfully worked with state and local governments to implement laws that allow them to become successful partners with the federal government in enforcement of immigration policies.

The objective of Farmers Branch is to institute policies that make it difficult for illegal aliens to reside and work in the city,” stated Michael Hethmon, general counsel for IRLI. “The citizens have repeatedly stated at the polls that they want effective local policies to deter illegal immigration. Farmers Branch should not have to shoulder this federal burden, but they have admirably done their civic duty. Cities across the nation can now benefit from the work reflected in the new ordinance.”….story

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ONE-WAY TICKET HOME: Crack down on illegal aliens does work, Nebraskans!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 30, 2008

One-Way Ticket Home!Getting sick and tired of seeing and contending with so many illegal aliens in your Nebraska town that you want to puke? Tired of hearing nothing but Spanish at the checkout counter? Tired of illegal aliens taking “free” benefits paid by you, the taxpayer. Tired educating illegal alien children and approving bond issues for more schools. After you cut through the sob clutter, this is further proof that attrition/enforcement of laws works. Good for Prince William County, North Carolina! Let this be an example for the rest of the country…..story

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The Myth Of The Mexican Super Worker!: “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 30, 2008

Many “open-border” advocates (nuts) tout the illegal aliens as having super human work ethic and productivity or “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound” . Digger reports on this myth and how one vegetable packer who actually moved their operation to Mexico saw productivity go down by 40% from U.S. standards. ….See Digger’s story

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The Big Lie: “Jobs Americans just won’t do.”

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 29, 2008

Every once in a while, we run across an astute young person that takes the time to listen and make up his/her own mind and not regurgitate the “10 second sound bites “ coming from the dinosaur news media. One such person is, Joel Borofsky, a 24 year old student at The College at Southwestern in Ft. Worth, TX. Although, his website, The Christian Watershed, is primarily dedicated to discussing philosophy, theology, and cultural items, he did take time to read and provide his interesting observations on Glenn Beck’s commentary on illegal immigration being the new slave labor: We encourage Joel and others to spend more time on the Communist News Network (CNN) listening to Glenn Beck than Jon Stewart on Crossfire.

The Nebraska Observer completely agrees with Joel’s observation that “for too long I believe American Christians have held completely absurd views on illegal immigration” and “there has been a greater moral breakdown in Christianity.” Joel’s website.

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Fremont: City council member Warner introduces illegal immigration proposal

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 28, 2008

By Don Bowen/Fremont Tribune Wednesday, May 14, 2008 – 11:39:06 am CDT

Bob Warner, the Ward 4 city council member, wants Fremont, Nebraska to do something to combat illegal immigration. The proposal introduced would direct city staff to look into the feasibility of an ordinance to ban any resident or any business from harboring, hiring or transporting illegal immigrants.
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True examples of citizenship, freedom

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 27, 2008

Beatrice Daily Sun – Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Like many small towns in Nebraska, about 200 people paused yesterday, Memorial Day, at the Evergreen Home Cemetery as Capt. John M. Boulware, Chaplain from Offutt Air Force Base, spoke of the courage, citizenship and character of freedom of the nation’s veterans. “As lovers of liberty and equality, enemies have often underestimated the American people and their strength to defend,” Boulware said. “Our enemies don’t understand the true character of freedom, they still don’t today,” he said. Americans have been given a true example of citizenship and freedom through those that have. served in the nation’s armed forces. Feature by Joelyn Hansen, Daily Sun staff writer

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Fremont: Patricia Garcia-Pardo Indicted by Feds

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 27, 2008

Fremont Tribune – Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fremont, NE — Friday, a federal grand jury handed down a two-count indictment on Patricia Garcia-Pardo, 23. The first count of the indictment charges her with misuse of a social security card as evidence of lawful employment in the United States and she is charged with aggravated identity theft the second count on or about Oct. 16, 2007…..story

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Letters/Opinions/Comments – Week of May 18, 2008

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 26, 2008

If you would like to really understand the difference between the argument that illegal aliens do the jobs American citizen workers won’t do vs. American citizen workers can’t afford to take the jobs illegal aliens do….watch this eye-opening video How Union Workers Are Affected By Illegal Immigration [Video] .

Omaha World-Herald – PUBLIC PULSE -May 24, 2008

Ginny Campbell, Omaha responds to Aida Cruz, May 17 letter and asks her where the fairness is in 12 million immigrants invading our country and having a feeling of entitlement to everything we have at no cost to them.

Omaha World-Herald -PUBLIC PULSE -May 23, 2008

Nick R. Bechtel, Fremont…..legal immigration is when someone knocks on the front door and is glad to meet you. Illegal immigration is when someone comes in the back door in the middle of the night, makes himself at home and can’t understand why he is not welcome.

Leonard Hill, Iowa….if you bleeding hearts feel so bad for them, then go to their country and help them get a better life. Legal immigrants, yes; illegal immigrants, no.

Omaha World-Herald – Public Pulse – Saturday May 17, 2008

Aida Cruz, David City….. Why do human beings have to judge? It’s just not fair.

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How Union Workers Are Affected By Illegal Immigration [Video]

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 24, 2008

How Union Workers Are Affected By Illegal Immigration [Video]

Video from a worker who watched his union job become a nightmare as his company slowly – over the past decade – replaced union workers with illegal aliens. The company dwindled from 1,500 American workers to 20…

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