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Nebraska: Illegal immigrant driver’s license scheme brings stiff prison sentence for one man

Posted by nebraskaobserver on July 2, 2008

An Omaha man, Saidjon Ibragimov, pleaded guilty in federal court as part of a national ring to get driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. As the co-leader of the operation, Ibragimov, 22, of Omaha was convicted in federal court in Nebraska for transporting 15 illegal immigrants from New Jersey to Nebraska to purchase licenses, between Nov. 30, 2006, and June 13, 2007. Ibragimov was the fourth and final member of the operation to be convicted in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Ibragimov was charged with bribing a Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles employee in Omaha who told authorities in 2006 about a man who offered to pay her for state driver’s licenses. As it turns out, Ibragimov, a native of Tajikistan, had gotten to know the state worker because he served as a translator at the office.

Investigators said Ibragimov brought people from countries all over the world to Omaha to get illegal licenses and let them stay at his apartment. He gave the DMV agent $4,000 and seven passports, and told the employee he would bring Chinese, Mongolian and Tajik nationals from Chicago and the Nebraska area to the office to obtain licenses. Investigators secretly recorded subsequent conversations between Ibragimov and the DMV employee.

Agents arrested Ibragimov and 14 other people two days after their last taped conversation took place. In addition to the four people convicted in the conspiracy, nine others were charged with fraud and bribery.

At the time of the arrests, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department, which participated in the eight-month investigation, placed detainers on 10. That meant the agency suspected the men were illegally in the country.

Following his time in jail, Ibragimov will serve three years of supervised release.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We don’t see any reference in either story to whether Ibragimov is a citizen or here on a visa. Is supervised release the same as parole?…or code for illegal who is being allowed to remain in U.S. If he is here legally but not a citizen, why isn’t he being deported? Any ideas out there?

See full stories:

Illegal immigrant ID scheme nets prison time

Ten arrested in ID bribery investigation

Journalstar.com ^ | 6-28-2007 | CLARENCE MABIN

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EDITORIAL: Is the United Methodist Church running an illegal alien underground railroad in Nebraska?

Posted by nebraskaobserver on June 5, 2008

The Nebraska Observer recently learned that the United Methodist Church at their annual meeting April 23-May 2, in Ft. Worth, TX, adopted resolutions covering both global migration and immigration issues in the United States

The Methodist’s U.S. domestic resolution calls for “full protection of all workers, which includes the opportunity to gain legal status for all migrants.” It also urges U.S. lawmakers to ensure that immigrant laws do not rip apart families.”

Their global resolutionadvocates for the unification of families divided by borders and commends refugee resettlement work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.”

A revision of the Social Principles replaces a statement on migrant workers with a more global perspective. “We call upon governments and all workers to ensure for foreign workers the same economic, educational and social benefits enjoyed by other citizens,” the new statement says.

So what does this mean for Nebraska MethodistsFirst and foremost, fellow Nebraska Methodists contacted by the Nebraska Observer said “that they did not get the memo from their church on this one!”  Secondly, members are not aware of this vast left-wing/liberal conspiracy by minority members of the Methodist church who are advancing an “open-borders” and unconditional “amnesty” agenda. The third point is the big one.  They are not aware that their church contributions are going to support this illegal and unpatriotic activity.

The liberal CNN authorized a poll by the Opinion Research Corporation, Jan. 14-17, 2008 which indicated that about 65% of Americans would like to see the number of illegal immigrants decreased while about 35% would like to see the numbers increased (5%) or remain the same (30%).  Now if we extrapolate this to the average Methodist church congregation or to the total United Methodist Church membership….Op’s, it looks like a lot of us didn’t vote on that measure in Ft. Worth!

We are a nation of laws. The opposite of laws is pure “anarchy“.  This group of traitors against the American citizenry within the Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and other denominational faiths would have you believe that we can pick and choose which laws we want to obey.  If a personal conviction dictates that you don’t like the law, you can disobey the law (sounds like the 60’s doesn’t it?).  Here’s what federal immigration law says.

Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

  • assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
  • encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
  • knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Disregarding those laws which we the citizens have put in place to protect us, these misguided unpatriotic anarchists continue to aid, abet, and pursue human smuggling so illegal aliens can get jobs.  This has created theft, rape, robbery, murder, repeated drunk driving, wage depression and document fraud within our communities. 

Nebraska citizens who NOW cannot comprehend what illegal immigration does only has to look at our FUTURE by studying unfettered illegal immigration results in Arizona, California, , Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas, for example.  It’s not rocket science folks!

These “liberal” open-borders nuts can’t justify their position based upon facts or logic, so they have to appeal to your emotional side and quote certain bible scripture to fit their actions.

This is the same kind of liberal mumbo-jumbo that the Methodist Church in Nebraska went through several years ago when one church and pastor in particular wanted to perform “same-sex” marriages.  It literally broke that church apart and the outrage from the general membership started to divide other congregations.  Fortunately, this matter was resolved.

Catholics, Lutherans, Methodist and other denominational members should be saying to their priest/pastor and fellow members “Not in my church!…Not in my back yard!”  This group of traitors against U.S. laws and the American citizenry pose a potentially serious danger to the body of any church.  If DHS and the DOJ had any “cahunes”, they’d bust these churches which have become sites for breaking laws.  

So what started this rant in the first place?  The Nebraska Observer noticed this item in a local state newspaper. 

SCHUYLER — United Methodist Church Missionary Deb Keeney will speak at two churches June 8.

She will speak at 8:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in North Bend and at 10:30 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Schuyler.

Keeney is the program manager of Justice for our Neighbors-Nebraska (JFON-NE), a faith-based outreach ministry of the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The mission of the JFON-NE is to welcome immigrants into our churches and communities by providing free legal services, education and advocacy. Volunteer driven clinics are held in Columbus on the last Tuesday of each month.

For an appointment or more information, contact JFON-NE at (402) 898-1349.

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is an arm of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. The mission of JFON is generally to provide free immigration legal services, a warm welcome (their words) and advocacy to immigrants in their congregations and communities.  Notice that JFON is careful not to say above that they are offering these services to illegal aliens.  Instead, they say immigrants. Now we all know that legal immigrants don’t have an urgent need for these services because they are legal.  Could it be that the services they are offering are felonies under Section 274?

Justice for Our Neighbors (Immigration Legal Clinic)
Alison Brown   898-1349 or Deb Keeney    
2414 E  St.,  Omaha, NE  68107   

Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and other denominational churches don’t believe immigration agents will make arrests inside their churches but ICE agents have the authority to arrest anyone violating immigration law, anywhere.

This would be a good time for North Bend and Schuyler residents to go and protest the Methodist church aiding and harboring illegal aliens in their community.  Let’s see, you also have a location and the time.  It might also be a good time to call ICE.  Also, notify the Nebraska Minuteman and ask them to protest.

(Remember: You read it first at the Nebraska Observer.  Not in the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star or any other Nebraska news media.)

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Isn’t it time to re-call Congressman Braley, (D-IA)?

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 22, 2008

The Gazette Online – Updated May 21. 2008 6:31AM

It’s no wonder Congress can’t get anything done.  (Partisan) politician, Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, has asked officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement to estimate the cost of the recent immigration raid at Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville.  Hey Congressman, why don’t you have the state add up all the social costs to Iowa while your at it?…..story

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