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ICE Agents Arrest 16 Suspected Illegal Immigrants

There are 13 comments on the www.kivitv.com story from Dec 4, 2008, titled ICE Agents Arrest 16 Suspected Illegal Immigrants. In it, www.kivitv.com reports that:

U.S. Immigrations and customs enforcement agents detained 16 suspected illegal immigrants on immigration charges at Idaho Truss in Nampa.

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Since: Oct 08

Dallas, TX

#1 Dec 4, 2008
from the article
ICE spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says "We believe that these individuals have used counterfeit identity documents and counterfeit social security numbers that we believe belong to someone else." ICE believes the men used the documents so they could work at Idaho Truss in Nampa. ICE has been investigating this company for about a year after it's sister company did some work at the Mountain Home Airforce Base.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Great work ICE. Thank you and keep it up.

“The US: an endangered species.”

Since: May 07

Peavine

#3 Dec 5, 2008
I hope the judge makes the WALK out of the country!

“The US: an endangered species.”

Since: May 07

Peavine

#4 Dec 5, 2008
oops! "them," makes them walk out of the country...
Anti Invaders

Columbus, IN

#5 Dec 5, 2008
Well, only 20 million more to go, and I'll applaud them.

“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#6 Dec 5, 2008
Gee, the Mexican Councilor just opened his office in Idaho a month ago, they should have spent that money in Mexico providing jobs for the people.
lps

Boise, ID

#8 Dec 5, 2008
John In North Carolina wrote:
Great work ICE. Thank you and keep it up.
gay asses

“Green card?”

Since: Jan 08

Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

#10 Dec 5, 2008
lps wrote:
<quoted text>
gay asses
Yes, 16 of them and they are being sent back home.
caasduit

Rio Oso, CA

#11 Dec 5, 2008
.C.E. News Release

December 4, 2008

Two men sentenced to federal prison for firearms trafficking
Arms traffickers were part of conspiracy to smuggle weapons into Mexico

EL PASO, Texas - Two men, who were the targets of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation, were sentenced in federal court here Monday for their role in a scheme to purchase firearms from licensed dealers in El Paso and smuggle them into Mexico.

Jonatan Lopez-Gutierrez, 33, and John Avelar, 32, were sentenced to 48 months and 37 months in federal prison, respectively, on federal weapons-trafficking charges. In addition, U.S. District Judge David Briones ordered three years of supervised release for both men after they complete their prison terms. The judge also ordered Avelar to perform 100 hours of community service after completing his prison term.

Gutierrez and Avelar pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to one count each of conspiracy to provide false statements during their firearms purchases, and conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States.

By pleading guilty, the defendants admitted they participated in a straw-purchasing scheme between May 2007 and March 2008. They bought more than 90 firearms from licensed dealers in El Paso and smuggled them into Mexico for buyers who could not legally purchase firearms in the United States. The straw-purchased and smuggled firearms included an assortment of pistols and rifles, including a .50-caliber rifle.

In addition to ICE, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the El Paso Police Department investigated this case.

In March, ICE and ATF special agents arrested Avelar, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and Gutierrez, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Gutierrez had possessed a "Laser visa" to legally enter the United States.

Twenty-four weapons were seized during the eight-month joint investigation, including: a semi-automatic .50-caliber firearm, A-15 .223-caliber semi-automatic assault rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun, and .308-caliber sniper rifles; the handguns seized included: a 9 mm, and .45-,.22- and .40-caliber semi-automatic pistols.

The investigation revealed that Avelar purchased the weapons from gun shops, gun shows and via the Internet.

Avelar was charged with making false statements on an ATF federal application form, which is a firearms violation. He was also charged with conspiracy to smuggle goods out of the United States, which is a Patriot Act violation. Lopez-Gutierrez was charged with smuggling goods out of the United States, and conspiracy to make false statements on an ATF federal application form.

"In this climate of escalating border violence, it's more important than ever that law enforcement agencies work together to identify individuals who purchase firearms in the United States to illegally sell them to non-immigrants who conspire to smuggle them into Mexico," said Kevin Kozak, acting special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in El Paso.

-- ICE --

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of five integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.

Last Modified: Friday, December 5, 2008
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0812/081204elpaso.ht...
Legal invader

AOL

#12 Dec 8, 2008
GREAT JOB ICE!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! FREE OUR BORDER PATROL AGENTS AND MAYBE THEY WILL NOT COME BACK TWO AND THREE TIMES.
Angela

Ontario, OR

#13 Feb 4, 2009
well seems to me you people don't know who really works here???? Us MEXICANS
spud

Dade City, FL

#14 Feb 5, 2009
When Idaho gives in to cheap illegal alien labor you know the whole country is in trouble. It'
s time to enforce our laws. If this employer doesn't do jail time then change the law so the next one who gets caught does.

“The US: an endangered species.”

Since: May 07

Peavine

#15 Feb 5, 2009
Angela wrote:
well seems to me you people don't know who really works here???? Us MEXICANS
Your name is actually Diabla, es verdad?

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