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Submit or fight

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
The modern mind, a product of Enlightenment thinking, has no conception of exclusive territory outside of perhaps standard home ownership or the possession of some acreage. This is our “private

Changes

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
When Barack Hussein Obama promised to “change America” back in 2008, just what did folks think he meant? To me it was crystal clear. He intended to change America by

The crisis of our time

Friday, January 15th, 2016
As I write, the major governments of Europe are busy decrying “hate speech” by their own citizens. They are doing this in the wake of the New Year’s Eve assault

Trump’s position and ours

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
I received an inquiry today from CBS News, wanting to know our position on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comment about banning Muslim immigration into the US. Here goes. While

Our general thoughts on immigration

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
The news media are quite interested in finding out if we support GOP candidate Donald Trump’s ideas about immigration. In light of that, below is our general position on the

Arkansas LS rallies against immigration

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
The following is an account from yesterday’s rally in Arkansas: The Arkansas League of the South held a rally to protest third world immigration on 29 August 2015. The event

A nation of immigrants? No!

Saturday, August 1st, 2015
The next time someone says “America is a nation of immigrants,” remind them of these historical facts: 1) our ancestors–white, northern and western Europeans–were “emigrants” who, once here, assumed the

No one asked . . .

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
No one asked the Germans if they wanted their country overrun by Turks. No one asked either the French or the English if they wanted their countries flooded with Muslims.

USDA to Mexico: Illegal Immigrants Can Have Food Stamps

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

With food stamp spending in the United States skyrocketing since the beginning of the recession, the Department of Agriculture is paying to promote food stamp usage to illegal immigrants for the sake of their American children, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog.

“The promotion of the food stamp program, now known as “SNAP” (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), includes a Spanish-language flyer provided to the Mexican Embassy by the USDA with a statement advising Mexicans in the U.S. that they do not need to declare their immigration status in order to receive financial assistance,” Judicial Watch announced today.  “Emphasized in bold and underlined, the statement reads, ‘You need not divulge information regarding your immigration status in seeking this benefit for your children.’”

{snip} “[The USDA Food and Nutrition Service] understands that mixed status households may be particularly vulnerable,” FNS’ Yibo Wood wrote to Mexican embassy officials in a January 2012 email. “Many of these households contain a non-citizen parent and a citizen child.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/usda-to-mexico-illegal-immigrants-can-have-food-stamps/article/2528152?custom_click=rss

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Pressure Building for Immigration Amnesty

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Leaders from various evangelical organizations have sent letters to the president and members of Congress demanding action for the millions of illegal immigrants who have taken up residence in the U.S.

The letter maps out moral principles for reform and explains why evangelicals have called for reform in the first 92 days of President Obama’s second term.

“We are driven by a moral obligation rooted deeply in our faith to address the needs of immigrants in our country,” the letter reads. “Compassionate and just treatment of immigrants is a frequent topic in scripture. The Hebrew word for immigrant, ‘ger,’ occurs 92 times throughout the Bible.”

Dr. Richard Land, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), says it seems evident that immigration reform is “the right thing to do.”

“There are lots of different opinions about this,” he acknowledges. “I believe it’s the right thing to do. It’s the moral thing to do.”

He asserts the letter calls for balanced immigration reform that respects the God-given dignity of every person, guarantees secure national borders, protects the unity of the immediate family, ensures fairness to taxpayers, and respects the rule of law. But it also establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and wish to become permanent residents.

“If you want there to be a conservative majority in the country, it’s going to have to include large chunks of Hispanics,” Dr. Land points out. “You turn Hispanics away when you deny in-state tuition for the children of undocumented workers and . . . tell undocumented workers—some of whom have been here ten or 15 years—‘We’ve changed our mind. We haven’t been enforcing the law, but now we’re going to, and you have to go home.’ ”

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Company owner fined for hiring illegals

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

KOTA KINABALU: An owner of a company was fined a total of RM40,000, in default, eight months’ jail by the Sessions Court here yesterday for allowing four illegal immigrants to enter and work at a construction site in Tamparuli.

Judge Azreena Aziz meted out the fine on Lee Jyh Yeong, 45, who was unrepresented, after the latter pleaded guilty to the offence.

Lee admitted to allowing four Filipinos aged between 19 and 38, who have no valid document or pass to enter and work at the proposed reconstruction of two-storey shophouses on Lots 8 to 14, in Jalan Bontoi, Tamparuli about 10.48am on October 24, this year.

The offence under Section 55E (1) of the Immigration Act 1959/63 punishable under Section 55E(2) of the same act carries a fine of between RM5,000 and RM30,000 or a jail term of up to 12 months, or both, for each illegal immigrant.

In this case, Azreena fined Lee RM10,000, in default, two months’ jail per illegal immigrant.

Earlier in mitigation, Lee applied for a minimum fine to be imposed on him.

Prosecuting officer Norlyah Stoh urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence taking into consideration the public interest, seriousness and rampancy of the case.

She also said that a deterrent sentence would serve as a lesson to the accused and would-be offenders.

The facts of the case stated that Immigration enforcement officers conducted an operation dubbed “Ops Mahir” at the construction site and detained four illegal immigrants who have no valid document or pass to be present in the State.

The accused was later arrested and further investigation revealed that he was the owner of Syarikat J.Y Enterprise dealing with marketing and operation of the company, and acting as supervisor for workers.

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Somalis ‘Should Leave Culture at Door’ Remark by Maine Mayor Stirs Outrage

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Community leaders are demanding the resignation of a Maine mayor who said Somali immigrants living in his city should “accept our culture and leave your culture at the door.”

Organizers of Maine People’s Alliance say the group has collected at least 1,400 signatures calling for Lewiston Mayor Robert E. Macdonald to step down over his remarks in September to the British Broadcasting Corp. that Somali immigrants were costing his city a lot of money, then saying they should “accept our culture and leave your culture at the door.”

“It’s not just one remark, but a dozen or so,” Mike Tipping, spokesman for the Maine Alliance in Portland, Maine, told NBC News on Thursday. He said his group also created a video compilation of a dozen or so of the mayor’s public remarks.

About 6,000 Somali immigrants have settled into this former mill town in search of affordable housing and a safe place to live.

Somali community leaders said residents in the state’s second-largest city have been welcoming—except for the mayor.

Macdonald has since tried to clarify his comments, saying immigrants should try and assimilate into American culture, not that they need to give up their language, religion or traditions.

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Illegal immigrant caught on his return from US

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

AHMEDABAD: A resident of Kadi was nabbed with passport of his lookalike at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport on early Monday morning. Baldev Patel, 60, was coming back from the US and landed at the city airport from an Air India flight when he was intercepted by immigration officials.

The officials found that Patel was using passport of his lookalike as he had migrated to the US illegally. He was handed over to Sardarnagar police station officials.

“With the help of a visa agent, Patel had illegally migrated to the US seven years back and was doing odd jobs at different stores. Since he had no passport to come back, he took the help of infamous visa agent Babu Choksi to get back to Gujarat,” said an immigration official.

Sardarnagar police station officials said that Patel claims to have paid Rs 5 lakh to Choksi to help him return to Gujarat. Choksi has been earlier named by several illegal immigrants, said the officials.

“In the last one year, we have caught several illegal immigrants who have been helped to get back to Gujarat by Choksi. We are investigating all the cases against him and if required will take help of other agencies as well,” said an immigration official.

In the past few months, there has been an increase in number of people being caught for travelling on fake, bogus or lookalike’s passport.

Last week, immigration officials at the city airport caught a couple and two cousins in two different cases. It was the fourth case in the past two months where the airport officials lodged a police complaint for breach of immigration laws.

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Mahmood cleared after police investigate passport scam

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Sunday Times journalists have been cleared from possible prosecution after a police investigation into their exposure of a fake passport immigration scam.

Investigative journalist Mazher Mahmood was interviewed under caution after his team exposed the actions of a criminal gang in Greece which rents out genuine passports to illegal immigrants enabling them to enter Britain undetected.

In order to stand up the front page story from January this year a Sunday Times reporter posed as an illegal immigrant and travelled under a fake passport.

Press Gazette understands that police did carry out an initial investigation into the actions of Mahmood and his team and referred the matter to the Crown Prosecution Service for guidance.

The CPS has now informed Mahmood that no further action will be taken.

 

The authorities are satisfied that although presenting an identity document with intent to deceive a public official is against the law and an offence was committed, this was a piece of investigative journalism which exposed loopholes in the immigration system of the UK.

Sunday Times editor John Witherow said: “This piece of investigative journalism by Mazher required the law to be broken to expose a loophole in the immigration system. It is reassuring that the CPS have shown sound judgement in deciding that it is not in the public interest to prosecute this case.”

The CPS has recently completed a consultation on new public interest guidelines which must be weighed when journalists commit criminal offences in the course of their work.

Even where there is no specific public interest defence to a crime prosecutors can, in cases such as this one, decide that a prosecution would not be in the public interest.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer told Press Gazette in June: “There is strong case law on the importance of freedom of expression and the role of the press acting as watchdog. It doesn’t mean that, if you are a journalist, you’ve got any kind of immunity. It does mean if you are acting in the public interest in pursuit of information then it will be relevant to look at what you were trying to achieve.”

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Five arrested after escaping from lorry in Telford

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The five men were caught by police and handed to the UK Border Agency after fleeing the lorry shortly before 8am on Tuesday. The driver of the lorry, which was delivering parts to Ricoh in Priorslee, alerted security at the depot who had their CCTV cameras trained on the vehicle as it was parked up.

When the men realised the lorry was stationary for a long time they escaped from the vehicle and walked off. It is believed the men may have cut the side curtain of the lorry’s trailer to escape.

The firm alerted police who later arrested all five – three Syrians, a Palestinian and a Kuwaiti.

Chris Ammonds, spokesman for Telford police, said: “On Tuesday between 7.45am and 8am, five men were arrested in Priorslee Avenue on suspicion of being in the country illegally.
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“They have since been passed on to immigration who will take it from here.”

The UK Border Agency said it received a call at about 11.30am from police after five suspected illegal immigrants were arrested.

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: “When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, our officers attend quickly.

“We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration and immigration crime. When someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK we take action to remove them.”

Christine Petrovic, a spokeswoman for Ricoh, said: “The lorry pulled up at the back gate and the driver alerted our staff he believed there may have been a person, or people, inside.

“We kept our cameras trained on the lorry and had notified the police prior to the men leaving the vehicle.

“When the men got out they walked off quite casually in the direction of the shop.”

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New Zealand finds visa fraud students

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Immigration NZ last week began searching for 246 students in New Zealand as a result of fraudulent visa applications processed in Beijing.

Of those, 74 are illegal overstayers whose visas have expired and are liable for deportation.

The remaining 172 are on fraudulently obtained visas and may become liable for deportation, depending on their individual circumstances.

They are among 279 people granted student visas based on false qualifications and bank statements supplied by two immigration agents in China in the past year.

Some never entered New Zealand.

Immigration NZ general manager Peter Elms says every day compliance staff are finding students implicated in the fraud.

Last week, two students were found in Christchurch in a joint operation between Immigration NZ and police, and on Monday night a further eight were found in Blenheim and served with deportation notices.

None of the eight understood English and some were believed to be working on a vineyard.

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Greek police ignore rising attacks on migrants – HRW

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Gangs of Greeks are regularly attacking immigrants with impunity across the country and authorities are ignoring or discouraging victims from filing complaints, advocacy group Human Rights Watch said in a report on Tuesday.

Greece is a major gateway into the European Union for undocumented migrants from Asia and Africa, and illegal immigration has become a hot-button issue as the country struggles through its worst economic crisis since World War Two.

A fifth straight year of recession and unemployment at a record high has helped fuel anti-immigrant sentiment, with migrants blamed for rising crime levels and accused of eating into a shrinking pot of subsidised services from the state.

Migrants and asylum seekers spoke to Human Rights Watch of virtual no-go areas in Athens after dark because of fear of attacks by often black-clad groups of Greeks intent on violence,” the report said.

“While tourists are welcome, migrants and asylum seekers face a hostile environment, where they may be subject to detention in inhuman and degrading conditions, risk destitution and xenophobic violence.”

Human Rights Watch said the true extent of xenophobic violence in Greece was not clear given many victims do not report the crime and since government statistics are unreliable.

The group said it interviewed 59 people who suffered or escaped a racist incident between August 2009 and May this year. That included 51 serious attacks and two of the victims were pregnant women.

Most of the attacks take place at night in or near town squares and are committed by groups of attackers in dark clothing, their faces obscured with cloth or helmets, Human Rights Watch said. The perpetrators have been known to wield clubs or beer bottles or just their bare fists, it said.

The victims consistently told the group that police discouraged them from filing complaints and that some were even warned they would be detained if they insisted on an investigation.

Many victims gave up after being told an investigation would be pointless if they could not identify the attackers or being told either to accept an apology or fight back, the group said.

Human Rights Watch also said there was evidence to suggest the perpetrators were members or associated with local vigilante groups and Golden Dawn, an extreme-right party elected to parliament this year – the first such development since the fall of a military junta in 1974.

The group said it had found no evidence that violent attacks are directed by the party, which denies it is neo-Nazi, but that Golden Dawn members have been implicated in specific attacks.

It quoted residents and a police officer saying party members were involved in beatings of migrants, and noted allegations of collusion between police and Golden Dawn members.

Golden Dawn, which campaigned on a pledge to rid Greece of all immigrants, denies carrying out attacks.

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Nine men found hiding in lorry

Friday, July 13th, 2012

NINE men, believed to be illegal immigrants, were discovered hiding in a lorry in Faversham.

Police discovered the alleged stowaways after a man was reported to have fallen from a lorry in Selling Road, near Perry Wood.

Air ambulance paramedics treated a 23-year-old for a head injury at the scene. He was later taken to Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital and then arrested.

Meanwhile, eight others were arrested at the scene and handed over to UK Border Police.

The lorry driver is believed to have been unaware of the men onboard.

Of the nine – six from Iran and three from Vietnam – five were released into the care of social services after they were found to be under 18.

Four men – a 28-year-old from Vietnam and three Iranians aged 22, 28 and 31 – must report regularly to the UK Border Agency while their cases are examined.

If they are found to be in the UK illegally they will be deported.

A UK Border Agency spokesman said: “When suspected illegal immigrants found on lorries are arrested by police, our officers attend quickly.

“We work closely with police to tackle illegal immigration and immigration crime.”

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2,359 illegals, 10 bosses nabbed by dept this year

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

A total of 2,359 illegal immigrants have been detained by the State Immigration Department in 660 operations beginning this year, according to its director Haji Mohammad Mentek.

“From the total, 1,263 people have been charged in court for numerous offences, 647 people were deported, 74 were compounded, 31 people were given warning and 310 were released, while the rest are still being detained at the temporary detention centers for further investigation,” he told a press conference after the department’s monthly gathering at its office in Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal One.

Mohammad said 10 local employers have also been detained, and six of them are currently waiting for trial for hiring foreign workers without valid permits.

“The Immigration Department will continue to carry out such operation from time to time to flush out illegal immigrants in the country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mohammada said 36 illegal immigrants, including 10 children and a baby, were detained by the department in a raid on a construction site in Likas early yesterday.

The rest, 17 men and eight women, detained in the two-hour operation, which began at 1am, failed to produce any valid travel documents, he said.

They were among 65 people who were screened during the raid that was carried out by 38 enforcement personnel after a public tip-off, he said.

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3 undocumented youth face charges after Norristown protest

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A national movement called Dream Activists, has young illegal immigrants taking a stance and coming out publicly with their status.

Three young people, Jose Luna 23, Erika Guadalupe Nuñez 21, and Sheila Quintana 19, are now facing charges after an act of civil disobedience in Norristown.

Last Thursday the three were arrested during a sit down protest in front of the Montgomery County Jail.

The jail is considering a contract with ICE which would pay 65 dollars a head per day for every illegal immigrant they have in custody.

Communications director Frank Custer says the project is about efficiency, not an attack on illegal immigrants.

“No matter how we feel about the immigration issue as a whole, we’re simply trying to utilize our facilities” Custer said.

The three activists have since posted bail at a tune of three thousand dollars each, with the help of donations raised by Dream Activists dot com.

The preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday, the three are facing charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of a highway.

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Nearly 1200 official Georgia agencies in violation of state illegal immigration law – here is a list

Friday, June 29th, 2012

from the state Department of Audits, is a list of the nearly 1200 official agencies in Georgia who are still ignoring state law on even reporting that they have or have not taken the required steps to protect jobs for Georgians. Scroll through to find the agency closest to you.

Believe it or not, the number of violators in government is coming down since Georgia’s first comprehensive illegal immigration laws was passed in 2006

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Prisoner work programs fill empty farm jobs after state cracks down on illegal immigration

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Prison inmates are working on a Vidalia onion farm in southeast Georgia as part of a state program to fill empty farm jobs.

The ‘transitional’ inmates packing onions at the Wayne Durrence Farm in Glennville are getting ready to return to the outside world. A part of their paychecks goes to the state to defray incarceration costs.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says the effort differs from a program last year involving people who are on probation.

The state sent probationers to farms after a new law cracking down on illegal workers left thousands of farm jobs unfilled. Few lasted more than a couple of hours.

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The Cost of Illegal Immigration to Marylanders (2012)

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Maryland’s policy towards illegal aliens has resulted in a fast growing illegal alien population and a rapidly increasing fiscal burden on the state’s taxpayers. Unsatisfied with the accommodations already in place for illegal aliens, the state legislature adopted a measure in 2011 (SB 167) that allows illegal aliens to extend their taxpayer-funded education beyond public elementary and secondary schooling to higher education. The state’s voters will have the opportunity to decide in the November 2012 election whether they want to reverse this policy.

This updated study on what illegal immigration costs Maryland taxpayers includes the following findings:

  • The state’s taxpayers currently pay nearly $1.9 billion in taxes because of the presence of an estimated 295,000 illegal aliens plus nearly 68,000 children born in the United States to illegal aliens.
  • In-state tuition for illegal aliens in post-secondary schools will cost the state’s taxpayers more than $28 million annually under the 2011 legislation if approved by the voters. This cost to taxpayers will increase as more illegals aliens move to Maryland.
  • The average Maryland household headed by an American or legal resident shares an annual burden of about $910 to cover the costs of the state’s illegal alien population.
  • Because more than two-thirds of the cost of illegal immigration in Maryland is for education (see chart), and much of that cost is funded locally, the fiscal cost burden is heavier where the illegal alien population is greatest. Montgomery and Prince George’s county taxpayers have a greater than average annual burden ($1,420 and $1,025 respectively).
  • Illegal aliens pay relatively little in taxes, mainly because of their low earnings. We estimate that the state receives approximately $119 million in tax collections from illegal aliens — only a fraction the costs of illegal immigration borne by the taxpayers.

 

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41 immigration offenders arrested

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Immigration Department has arrested 27 illegal workers and 14 people suspected to have employed them during a series of territory-wide anti-illegal worker operations since May 14, 2012.

During the operations, Immigration Department Task Force officers raided 121 target locations in various districts, including recycling depots, restaurants, premises under renovation, retail stores, foot reflexology centres and refuse collection points. Among the operations mounted in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tai Kok Tsui, Sham Shui Po, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Yuen Long districts, 27 illegal workers and 14 employers were arrested. The illegal workers comprised 15 men and 12 women aged between 25 and 51.

Among them, eight were holders of recognisance forms, issued by the Immigration Department, which prohibit employment. Eight men and six women, whose ages ranged from 22 to 52, were suspected of employing the illegal workers.

The operation is continuing.

“Visitors are not allowed to take up employment in Hong Kong, whether paid or unpaid, without the permission of the Director of Immigration. Offenders are liable to prosecution and upon conviction face a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to two years’ imprisonment,” an Immigration Department spokesman said.

The spokesman also warned that it is an offence for illegal immigrants or people who are the subject of a removal order or a deportation order to take any employment or to establish or join in any business.

Offenders are liable to a maximum fine of $50,000 and up to three years’ imprisonment. The Court of Appeal has issued a guideline ruling that a sentence of 15 months’ imprisonment should be applied in such cases. The Court revealed that from 2006 to 2009, illegal immigrants and many overstayers lodged torture claims only after they had been arrested for taking up employment, raising suspicion over the veracity of their claims.

A deterrent sentence, such as a lengthy jail term, ensures that illegal immigration will be less attractive.

The spokesman also appealed to employers not to employ illegal workers, warning that it is an offence to employ people who are not lawfully employable. The maximum penalty is a fine of $350,000 and imprisonment for three years.

It is also an offence if an employer fails to inspect the job seeker’s identity card or, if the job seeker does not have a Hong Kong permanent identity card, his or her valid travel document. The maximum penalty for failing to do so is a fine of $150,000 and imprisonment for one year. To deter unlawful employment, the High Court laid down sentencing guidelines in 2004 reaffirming that it is a serious offence to employ someone who is not legally employable, and stating that the employer of an illegal worker should be given an immediate custodial sentence.

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Night time blitz detains eight illegal immigrants

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Eight illegal immigrants were removed from two Northland homes in a night-time blitz.

Police and immigration officers carried out the search of properties in Maungatapere, 12km south west of Whangarei, on Wednesday between 9pm and 11pm.

One Malaysian national and seven Thai nationals, who had originally come to New Zealand as part of the Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme, were detained and remain in custody in Whangarei pending deportation.

Six will fly out of New Zealand tomorrow while travel documents are still be arranged for the final two.

Immigration New Zealand was making enquiries with the employers to determine if there had been any breaches of immigration and employment law.

Some of the illegal workers had overstayed their visas by more than two years.

Two Department of Labour staff were helped by four Whangarei police officers.

Compliance branch manager Dean Blakemore said employers employing migrants who were not lawfully entitled to work for them could be prosecuted, and, if convicted, faced a penalty of up to $50,000.

Those who aid or abet an unlawful person in contravention of their visa can be sent to jail for a maximum of seven years and or be fined up to $100,000.

“We hope that this will be a warning to employers that they must make basic checks on seasonal workers before they employ them.

“It is also a warning to people who do not comply with their visa conditions.

“They are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers,”Mr Blackmore said.

He said officials took a pro-active approach to locate immigrants who were illegally in the country.

In 2010/2011, INZ deported more than 750 people whose visas had expired and were unlawfully in New Zealand, or who had committed offences and were deported directly from prison.

The crackdown comes as Prime Minister John Key and Immigration Minister Nathan Guy announced earlier this month changes under which asylum seekers can be detained if they arrive illegally in a big group.

They would be immediately detained under a group warrant rather than individual warrants.

The new rules are aimed at deterring boat people trying to make their way to New Zealand’s shores.

Immigration New Zealand is urging people working in breach of their visas to come forward and discuss their circumstances by ringing freephone 0508 55 88 55.

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poland-to-push-for-immigrant-amnesty/

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Interesting news that has been ignored, again, by our useless mainstream media.

Apparently the Polish government is working on an amnesty for illegal immigrants living there, estimated to be between 40,000 – 100,000.

You can guess how many of them will exit Poland and end up in the UK for benefits and council houses.

This is the article about the story from Press Europe

“Legal immigrants”, headlines Gazeta Wyborcza, describing a government plan to announce an amnesty for undocumented immigrants resident in Poland.

According to the Warsaw daily, the new law initially formed part a more extensive bill on immigration. Fearing that such an ambitious bill could lose support ahead of parliamentary elections this autumn, the government now wishes to propose an amnesty separately.

Estimates for the number of undocumented immigrants on Polish territory veer widely between 40,000 to 400,000. If passed, the new law would help verify these figures, granting temporary residence rights – including legal employment – to those who have stayed in the country continuously since 20 December 2007, or 1 January 2010 to those who have been refused refugee status.

Here is the link to the original article in Polish

http://wyborcza.pl/1,75478,9813267,Legalni_imigranci.html

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