APNewsBreak: Honda worker cited under Ala law

There are 19 comments on the York Dispatch story from Nov 30, 2011, titled APNewsBreak: Honda worker cited under Ala law. In it, York Dispatch reports that:

A Japanese man temporarily working at Honda's car factory in east Alabama became the second foreign auto worker charged under the state's law on illegal immigration, the company said Wednesday.

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“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#1 Nov 30, 2011
"It wasn't clear where the Honda worker was stopped. But a person with knowledge of the case said the man was ticketed at a routine roadblock set up by police even though he had a valid Japanese passport and an international driver's license. The person wasn't authorized to release the information and asked not to be identified.
The company said in a statement it was aware one of its workers was ticketed under the immigration law."

Maybe what wasn't clear was what the ticket was actually for. Why would someone who had proper documentation be ticketed for immigration law?
vladimir

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Nov 30, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
"It wasn't clear where the Honda worker was stopped. But a person with knowledge of the case said the man was ticketed at a routine roadblock set up by police even though he had a valid Japanese passport and an international driver's license. The person wasn't authorized to release the information and asked not to be identified.
The company said in a statement it was aware one of its workers was ticketed under the immigration law."
Maybe what wasn't clear was what the ticket was actually for. Why would someone who had proper documentation be ticketed for immigration law?
Probably because he was not carrying those things on him at the time which is law in all 50 states and they are warned and know it

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Nov 30, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
"It wasn't clear where the Honda worker was stopped. But a person with knowledge of the case said the man was ticketed at a routine roadblock set up by police even though he had a valid Japanese passport and an international driver's license. The person wasn't authorized to release the information and asked not to be identified.
The company said in a statement it was aware one of its workers was ticketed under the immigration law."
Maybe what wasn't clear was what the ticket was actually for. Why would someone who had proper documentation be ticketed for immigration law?
they wouldn't be.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#4 Nov 30, 2011
He was probably speeding, or driving without a seat belt, something normal like that.
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the deeper question is; does this person have the proper visa? is her here with a business visa, work visa, or tourist visa.
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it is a growing problem in the US; a company sets up HQ here, then they bring over techies from other country's on business and tourist visa's, which don't actually allow a person to "physically work".
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not very long ago, Dan Rather did an investigative report about this problem, I think it was called "americans need not apply".
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scary stuff.

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#5 Nov 30, 2011
anneutral wrote:
He was probably speeding, or driving without a seat belt, something normal like that.
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the deeper question is; does this person have the proper visa? is her here with a business visa, work visa, or tourist visa.
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it is a growing problem in the US; a company sets up HQ here, then they bring over techies from other country's on business and tourist visa's, which don't actually allow a person to "physically work".
.
not very long ago, Dan Rather did an investigative report about this problem, I think it was called "americans need not apply".
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scary stuff.
I've seen that report along with the one Lou Dobbs did about law firms that were training corporations how to avoid hiring Americans. It isn't just the blue collar laborers who have been losing their jobs to foreign workers.
If this doesn't make you angry, you are not paying attention.

"A law firm is teaching corporations how to get around hiring American workers for jobs so they can import foreign workers under the H1-B visa program. Lawrence M. Lebowitz, the marketing director of the Pittsburgh law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, told executives at its Immigration Law Update Seminar how to advertise to make it look like there are no qualified US workers.“Our goal clearly is not to find a qualified and interested US worker,” he said."

http://truckersteve.org/2011/03/lou-dobbs-law...

Since: May 11

Ballwin, MO

#6 Nov 30, 2011
anneutral wrote:
He was probably speeding, or driving without a seat belt, something normal like that.
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the deeper question is; does this person have the proper visa? is her here with a business visa, work visa, or tourist visa.
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it is a growing problem in the US; a company sets up HQ here, then they bring over techies from other country's on business and tourist visa's, which don't actually allow a person to "physically work".
.
not very long ago, Dan Rather did an investigative report about this problem, I think it was called "americans need not apply".
.
scary stuff.
The story wasn't posted to examine the "deeper question". The story was posted to help bolster the asinine suit Eric Holder has filed against Alabama (along with the suits that -sshole has filed against Utah, Arizona and South Carolina) for their attempt to stem the illegal invasions of their states.
WAY SCARIER stuff!
Exactly

Omaha, NE

#7 Dec 1, 2011
horacegreeley wrote:
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The story wasn't posted to examine the "deeper question". The story was posted to help bolster the asinine suit Eric Holder has filed against Alabama (along with the suits that -sshole has filed against Utah, Arizona and South Carolina) for their attempt to stem the illegal invasions of their states.
WAY SCARIER stuff!
I agree.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#8 Dec 1, 2011
horacegreeley wrote:
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The story wasn't posted to examine the "deeper question". The story was posted to help bolster the asinine suit Eric Holder has filed against Alabama (along with the suits that -sshole has filed against Utah, Arizona and South Carolina) for their attempt to stem the illegal invasions of their states.
WAY SCARIER stuff!
it's the same thing Horace.
the only difference is that big corporations (like Honda) are bringing their own workers here while we have a disgustingly high unemployment rate.
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that being said, if racial profiling is going on, are they pulling over anyone who isn't white or black?
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(the deeper question always matters Mr. Greeley, you know that.)

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#9 Dec 1, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
<quoted text>
I've seen that report along with the one Lou Dobbs did about law firms that were training corporations how to avoid hiring Americans. It isn't just the blue collar laborers who have been losing their jobs to foreign workers.
If this doesn't make you angry, you are not paying attention.
"A law firm is teaching corporations how to get around hiring American workers for jobs so they can import foreign workers under the H1-B visa program. Lawrence M. Lebowitz, the marketing director of the Pittsburgh law firm of Cohen & Grigsby, told executives at its Immigration Law Update Seminar how to advertise to make it look like there are no qualified US workers.“Our goal clearly is not to find a qualified and interested US worker,” he said."
http://truckersteve.org/2011/03/lou-dobbs-law...
a friend of mine works at a major re-insurance company, he figures between 50 and 75 percent of the employees there are in the country on "business" visa's, but are breaking the law because they're working, and getting paid a salary.
the company seems to think this is okay ~????
meanwhile, this is a growing problem in the US, citizens are laid-off and start collecting unemployment, and the company fills the spot with an employee from another country.
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it's an epidemic, so many people are concerned about undocumented latino's, but they are just a problem on the surface, when you dig a little deeper, you find that, like you mentioned, company's don't want to hire US citizens, claiming that we are "under-educated".

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#10 Dec 1, 2011
anneutral wrote:
<quoted text>
a friend of mine works at a major re-insurance company, he figures between 50 and 75 percent of the employees there are in the country on "business" visa's, but are breaking the law because they're working, and getting paid a salary.
the company seems to think this is okay ~????
meanwhile, this is a growing problem in the US, citizens are laid-off and start collecting unemployment, and the company fills the spot with an employee from another country.
.
it's an epidemic, so many people are concerned about undocumented latino's, but they are just a problem on the surface, when you dig a little deeper, you find that, like you mentioned, company's don't want to hire US citizens, claiming that we are "under-educated".
I have a friend who worked for years an a major IT company. He was laid off and replaced by a foreign worker and he now manages a Walmart.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#11 Dec 1, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a friend who worked for years an a major IT company. He was laid off and replaced by a foreign worker and he now manages a Walmart.
It's happening everywhere.
It's frightening that people only see manual-labor workers as a problem, it's the tech jobs that are at risk here, and it's major corporations, not farmers, that are the true criminals against the US.
Exactly

Kansas City, MO

#12 Dec 1, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a friend who worked for years an a major IT company. He was laid off and replaced by a foreign worker and he now manages a Walmart.
Remember the thread as to Bank of America or one of the major banks laying off employees and replacing them with visa workers? My business had a trailer load of product come in yesterday. The ONLY English he knew was "One more hour?" We had no idea what he was talking about, until after he finally left. He wanted me to sign off that he should get paid an hour for helping unload, which he did not, over and above his company settlement. Gawd we can't wait until the Mexican trucks hit our docks-not!

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#13 Dec 1, 2011
Exactly wrote:
<quoted text> Remember the thread as to Bank of America or one of the major banks laying off employees and replacing them with visa workers? My business had a trailer load of product come in yesterday. The ONLY English he knew was "One more hour?" We had no idea what he was talking about, until after he finally left. He wanted me to sign off that he should get paid an hour for helping unload, which he did not, over and above his company settlement. Gawd we can't wait until the Mexican trucks hit our docks-not!
That's why we all have to stand on our hind legs and make our voices heard. Write, call, e-mail your representatives (have a face to face if possible) and the news media with your views. That's how we got HB 87 passed in Georgia and contrary to what supporters of illegals would like you to believe, it is working.
I just joined a local Tea Party group here (I'm not a Tea Partier) yesterday just so I could go hear DA King of the Dustin Inman Society speak. He was instrumental in getting our bill written and passed.
In order to get this country back on track, in my opinion, we need NAFTA repealed and we need clarification of the 14th amendment along with enforcement of our immigration laws, and securing our borders and ports of entry.
Let the Rumble of our voices become the roar that will be heard from coast to coast.

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#14 Dec 1, 2011
Exactly wrote:
<quoted text> Remember the thread as to Bank of America or one of the major banks laying off employees and replacing them with visa workers? My business had a trailer load of product come in yesterday. The ONLY English he knew was "One more hour?" We had no idea what he was talking about, until after he finally left. He wanted me to sign off that he should get paid an hour for helping unload, which he did not, over and above his company settlement. Gawd we can't wait until the Mexican trucks hit our docks-not!
By the way, I don't use Bank of America (Wells Fargo)Wycovia, etc. I stick with small local banks and credit unions.
Exactly

Omaha, NE

#15 Dec 1, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why we all have to stand on our hind legs and make our voices heard. Write, call, e-mail your representatives (have a face to face if possible) and the news media with your views. That's how we got HB 87 passed in Georgia and contrary to what supporters of illegals would like you to believe, it is working.
I just joined a local Tea Party group here (I'm not a Tea Partier) yesterday just so I could go hear DA King of the Dustin Inman Society speak. He was instrumental in getting our bill written and passed.
In order to get this country back on track, in my opinion, we need NAFTA repealed and we need clarification of the 14th amendment along with enforcement of our immigration laws, and securing our borders and ports of entry.
Let the Rumble of our voices become the roar that will be heard from coast to coast.
Right on Chick!
No Duh

Kansas City, MO

#16 Dec 1, 2011
to the top with this one!
magadala

Seattle, WA

#17 Dec 1, 2011
This, to me, is a sign that the laws are being objectively applied! So what if they are Japanese or German, why should that even make the news. Oh, yeah, I get it, hispanics want us to profile and this doesn't help their agenda!
ima

El Paso, TX

#18 Dec 2, 2011
NON COMPLACENT TWINK wrote:
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By the way, I don't use Bank of America (Wells Fargo)Wycovia, etc. I stick with small local banks and credit unions.
Why not Wells Fargo? I bank there

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#19 Dec 2, 2011
ima wrote:
<quoted text> Why not Wells Fargo? I bank there
Most of the large banks were giving loans and credit cards to illegal aliens that they knew could not afford to pay them back but that is not my only reason for not using Wells Fargo.
My daughter and oldest son lost over 1/2 million dollars because of the vice president of wealth management at Wycovia which is now Wells Fargo. My daughter died as the result of an auto accident in Sept 2007 and as executor of her estate, I am now handling her part of the lawsuit against the bank, the vice president of WM and his son who was supposedly an accountant and investment counselor (he doesn't even have an associates degree and never went to college). We have already won a settlement on one part of the lawsuit against the son but there are still several pending suits.
I prefer a credit union because the clients are the owners.

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