Immigration Sweep Targets Gang Members

Immigration Sweep Targets Gang Members

There are 12 comments on the WOWT-TV Omaha story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Immigration Sweep Targets Gang Members. In it, WOWT-TV Omaha reports that:

A special law enforcement operation targeting illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gangs has resulted in the arrest of 17 people in Omaha and Council Bluffs.

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United States

#1 Oct 2, 2008
My question is; When will they get the rest? Job well done, I'll wait for further news on this. ICE rocks!

Englewood, CO

#2 Oct 3, 2008
Did they get everyone from the packing plants? What about Little Mexico in South Omaha? There's much work to do!

United States

#3 Oct 4, 2008
I wonder if they checked with Peerless Wiping Cloths in Council Bluffs? There are few who speak English in that business.

Also Omaha Spiral Binding is known to have 5 Hispanics without green cards, receiving cash and living quarters in Omaha.

“Tin Foil Hat applied to lower ”

Since: Jul 08


#4 Oct 4, 2008
Still daily we see gang members driving new suv's with high end dubs on them, walking into pawn shops, I will not state what ones, buying guns over the counter with no checks, handguns also. seen it this weekend while shopping for a decent replacement wedding band for my wife, she lost other one :(, when will it stop? it is obvious they are here making businesses money and they are feeding them left and right. I see houses filled with Mexicans, hell here in Council bluffs at the end of my street an apartment is filled with illegals, but here is the kicker, the property is owned by two current council bluffs police officers, and used to be owned by a CB detective. Who is banking off the illegals? look around follow the money. Power corrupts.

United States

#5 Oct 4, 2008
Have you visited South 24th Street "Little Mexico" in Omaha? I wouldn't suggest it at all. Too many shootings, muggings, road rage, etc for civil people to be in the middle of too!

How about those reports coming out that there are less illegals in the US? You betcha they all line up with their information for the Census!

As for the guns? Please call the ATF, before it's you and your family staring down the barrel of one or worse the victims on the ground.
Kriss Mn

Elk River, MN

#6 Oct 8, 2008
Hwo about taking thier jobs sending them back to Mexico and let Americans find needed jobs that aren't taken away from them by illegals.

“Tin Foil Hat applied to lower ”

Since: Jul 08


#8 Oct 11, 2008
The BIG idea "GW BUSH 1991" is to break the economy with loss of jobs, devaluation of currency and a total liquidator influx of inflationary costs, due to printing too much money, blame the EU FED fraud experts for the one, Ben B. once the Dow hits about 5k people will start to lose their 401k s, This system of fiat monetary funding is nothing but a huge scam that can and will crash , the middle class will dissolve and thus only the super rich and poverty will be left, people in poverty will give up freedom and liberty for a superficial threat that is nothing more then a huge Hollywood staged production in the sky's.
This is a huge game of Risk, the prices are already structured into place, the DUMB bases are already built for the few to continue government, only thing left is the handing in of your ticket stubs. That is happening daily as we see people support a shift into Socialism with one candidate and shift into Marxism with another, either rate they both intend into one direction, World Governance!. Enjoy the elections it will probably be the last before Dictatorship is established in forms of martial law and civilian outbreaks. This is only the beginning.
Cheyenne Z

Northridge, CA

#9 Oct 13, 2008
Taking Back the Streets:'ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs', was funded by the Department of Justice and describes the unique public safety problems posed by immigrant gangs.

The authors present previously unpublished statistics on gang arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), describe how immigration law enforcement authorities are used to combat gang activity, and offer policy recommendations to improve federal-local cooperation.....

Among the findings:

# "Transnational immigrant gangs have been spreading rapidly and sprouting in suburban and rural areas where communities are not always equipped to deal with them."

# "A very large share of immigrant gang members are illegal aliens and removable aliens. Federal sources estimate that 60 to 90 percent of the members of MS-13, the most notorious immigrant gang, are illegal aliens. In one jurisdiction studied, Northern Virginia, 30 to 40 percent of the gang task force case load were removable aliens."

# "MS-13 activity was found in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico."

# "The immigrant gangsters arrested were a significant menace to the public. About 80 percent had committed serious crimes in addition to their immigration violations and 40 percent were violent criminals."

# "The ICE offices logging the largest number of immigrant gang arrests were San Diego, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas. Some cities with significant gang problems, such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Houston, had few arrests. These cities had sanctuary, or “don’t ask, don’t tell,” immigration policies in place over the time period studied."

# "While many of the immigrant gangs targeted were neighborhood operations, others were ethnic-based."

# "Nearly 60 percent of immigrant gangsters arrested by ICE were Mexican citizens, 17 percent were Salvadoran, and 5 percent were Honduran. In all, 53 different countries were represented."

# "Immigrant gang members rarely make a living as gangsters. They typically work by day in construction, auto repair, farming, landscaping and other low-skill occupations, often using false documents. Some gangs are involved in the production and sale of false documents."

# "The research found no “chilling effect” on the reporting of crime as a result of local law enforcement partnerships with ICE."

# "All gang task forces should include either an ICE agent or local officers with formal immigration law training, such as 287(g)."

# "While immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility, ICE cannot do the job effectively without assistance from state and local law enforcement, particularly when it comes to immigrant gangs."

# "Failure to adequately control the U.S.-Mexico border and to deter illegal settlement in general undermines the progress ICE and local law enforcement agencies have made in disrupting criminal immigrant street gangs."

Phillipsburg, NJ

#10 Oct 13, 2008
All gang members should be rounded up and sent to mexico. Even the ones that are U.S. citizens. They are pieces of sh!t that we dont need.

Bellevue, NE

#11 Nov 5, 2008
I think ALL illegals should be rounded up and sent packing. They have no desire to try to do the right thing I'm tired of hearing they're trying to make a better life for their families
If that were the case they would spend their energy getting their own country in order instead of breaking laws in our country.

“Tin Foil Hat applied to lower ”

Since: Jul 08


#12 Nov 5, 2008
They were allowed in great numbers as the jobs shifted overseas for one reason only, to control the jobs that are available to middle and lower class US citizens. Thus break down the social, economic structure for easier control and less threat. They have used the Mexicans since long ago, back in the 1900's they were utilized for hemp production and trafficking until it was deemed an issue , thus to control the Mexicans they had to control the hemp. So they made hemp illegal by tax stamp. The game is rigged, the tables need turned , or the same path of US constitutional values will be destroyed and Bush will have gotten his way with the " The Constitution is a god damn piece of paper" quote.
Sorry to say the Mexicans are still in the same boat we are in and it has been sinking for decades. We are pawns.

Omaha, NE

#13 Oct 31, 2012
Bunch of Hicks!!!! Latino people in the U.S are over 75% citizens or here legally. We are Americans you bunch of jerks. Yeah, there's some illegals, but wait 'til Obama wins again and many more will be legal so get over your whining. The jobs, you all don't want to work anyways so get a life.

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