80 accused in immigration weddings scam

80 accused in immigration weddings scam

There are 11 comments on the www.cnn.com story from May 10, 2008, titled 80 accused in immigration weddings scam. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

A federal sting of four companies accused of arranging fraudulent marriages for U.S. citizenships, complete with wedding photos of brides in gowns and elaborate fake cakes, has netted more than 80 arrests, ...

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NE Red

Lincoln, NE

#1 May 10, 2008
NO! Not another scam! ICE in action! As with all scams, you life the high life for a while, until the walls come crashing down!

Southington, CT

#2 May 10, 2008
Oh gee, what a surprise!
NE Red

Lincoln, NE

#3 May 10, 2008
Tickedoffchick wrote:
Oh gee, what a surprise!
I'll never forget 9/12/01. While the country was in shock over 9/11, I had to go to the courthouse for licensing my vehicle. The line of people waiting to get married was clear out the door. Let's just say couples of white/other than white. Must have known something was going to happen if they didn't? Now that I look back, it's strange that they all knew the required waiting period to check blood was needed days in advance. Interesting.
Matthew c Grover

Hillsboro, OR

#4 May 10, 2008
I am so tired of those illegal aliens , they come here and demand rights that they don't deserve. They seem very arrogant, they waive their Mexican flags up and down they capitol of Salem, its really depressing in a way, being a victim of a drunk driving illegal alien with a forged drivers license. i was driving home from church with my family and he slammed in the back of our car causing us trauma and injury , the police officer found a controlled substance in the car of the illegal immigrant , also he had no remorse all he was sorry for is that he may be deported . It just makes me sad as it does sick
Speeders are Murderers

United States

#5 May 10, 2008
Matthew c Grover wrote:
its really depressing in a way, being a victim of a drunk driving illegal alien with a forged drivers license. i was driving home from church with my family and he slammed in the back of our car causing us trauma and injury , the police officer found a controlled substance in the car of the illegal immigrant , also he had no remorse all he was sorry for is that he may be deported . It just makes me sad as it does sick
You and thousands of other americans have been killed or maimed by the epidemic of drunk driving illegals. In Latin culture, drunk driving is totally acceptable even if you kill someone. We need to stop ALL immigration, legal or illegal, from south of the border.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#6 May 10, 2008
Speeders are Murderers wrote:
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You and thousands of other americans have been killed or maimed by the epidemic of drunk driving illegals.
August 2007 Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez-Geronimo, a Guatemalan illegal alien, surrendered a day after killing two construction workers and seriously injuring two others in a hit-and-run accident in Montgomery County, Maryland. He told police he ran because he “was scared and didn’t have a license.”(Washington Post, August 15, 2007)
August 2007 Alejandro Bautista, who admitted to entering the United States illegally from Mexico, was sentenced to 6 year in prison for criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against two teenage brothers.(Chicago Tribune, August 14, 2007)
August 2007 Jose Carranza, a Peruvian illegal alien, was charged with the execution-style shooting of four teenagers, three of whom were killed. Carranza had been indicted twice earlier in the year for sexual assault on a child and for a bar fight. He was free on bond, and immigration authorities had not been contacted in his case. Another suspect in the shootings, Rodolfo Godinez, reportedly obtained legal U.S. residence in 2001 despite a lengthy arrest record.(AP news in Washington Times, August 14, 2007)
August 2007 Alejandro Rivera Gamboa and Gilberto Arellano Gamboa, Mexican illegal immigrants, were charged with killing a teenage girl from Texas visiting in Oregon. Rivera Gamboa, who was in possession of an Oregon state ID, card had been arrested four times in Oregon since 2000 for drunken driving. Immigration authorities said they had never been contacted by Oregon authorities.(Associated Press Texas news, August 10, 2007)
August 2007 Rocca Mejia Cinto, a 19-year old Mexican illegal immigrant was apprehended in Pennsylvania after fleeing from New York City where he is accused of “a senseless act of violence” in the unprovoked stabbing death of a 44-year old father of two. Authorities speculated that Mejia Cinto’s action was provoked by his involvement in gang warfare.(Standard Speaker [Pa.], August 9, 2007)
July 2007 Nilssen Torres Paredes, an Ecuadorian illegal immigrant, pleaded guilty in New York to manslaughter for the drunken driving accident that killed two people when he struck a car while speeding and driving the wrong way. He had illegally reentered the United States after being deported in 1997 after a conviction on weapons charges.(Newsday, July 31, 2007)
July 2007 David Raigoza Franco, a 34-year-old illegal immigrant, was charged with criminally negligent homicide and drunk driving for an accident that killed his 8-year old daughter. He was using false identification, but was identified through his fingerprints to have a criminal record and outstanding warrants for arrest including for probation violation.( KTVB.com 7/24/07 and KRTV News, 7/25/07)
July 2007 Gilberto Cruz, an illegal alien, was convicted of first-degree murder for the shotgun slaying of his former girlfriend in Colorado. He commented at his trial (as translated),“If I knew how to use the shotgun, she wouldn’t have died in the street, she would have been dead in the house.”
July 2007 A 24-year old Mexican man was arrested in Arizona for entering the country illegally. He had been convicted in 2006 of child molestation in Florida and deported earlier this year.
July 2007 Marcelo Mota, a Brazilian illegal immigrant, was arrested in New Jersey on charges of serial rape and sexual assault in cases in the Boston and New York City areas dating back to at least 2003 to which he has confessed. He arrived in 2001 on a visitor’s visa and stayed illegally.(The Boston Globe, July 17, 2007)
July 2007 Jose Valenzuela, a Mexican, was arrested in Ohio for having returned following his deportation for having been convicted in 1998 of “gross sexual imposition involving a juvenile girl.”(The Dayton Daily News, July 11, 2007)

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#7 May 10, 2008
June 2007 Ricardo Contreras, an illegal alien crashed into two cars on I-40 in North Carolina while driving drunk. He had been deported twice before in 2004.(The NBC News Raleigh, June 6, 2007)
May 2007 Ezeiquiel Lopez, a Mexican illegal alien, shot and killed a Kenosha County Deputy Sheriff. He had been jailed for violent crimes twice before but not deported.(The Bloomberg News July 6, 2007)
November 2006 Diego Pillco, an illegal alien construction worker, killed actress Adrienne Shelly, the mother of a toddler, in New York and tried to make it look like a suicide.(The New York Daily News, November 7, 2006)
November 2006 Pastor Rios Sanchez, a Mexican illegal alien, was charged with the drunken driving death of three youths in North Carolina in October. He had been convicted in the state for driving without a license in 2005 and twice earlier in 2006.(The News Observer, November 7 2006)
October 2006 Pastor Rios Sanchez, a Mexican, killed three persons in a head-on collision while driving drunk in North Carolina. He was carrying a fake ‘green card’.(The Charlotte Observer, November 7, 2006)
June 2006 Dilfredy Rodriguez, a Cuban Mariel detainee released after a Supreme Court ruling against indefinite detention, who was shot dead after ramming a police car attempting to stop him for driving erratically while driving a stolen bus.(The Miami Herald, June 22, 2006)
June 2006 Nicolas Serrano, a Dominican, stabbed his girlfriend to death in Rockville, Maryland. In 1998 he was arrested for selling crack cocaine to police informants. He served four months in jail. He was convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense in Washington, DC in 2000 and later pled guilty in a federal drug case, but apparently was released for cooperating with the FBI. In 1997 he was charged with attempted murder of the same person he murdered in 2006. He was also charged with assault and battery by the mother of the victim. He was ordered deported in 2005 after charges of attempted murder were made against him, but he may not have been removed.(The Washington Post, June 6, 2006)
June 2006 Javier Rico, a Mexican, killed the mother of an 8-year old boy while driving drunk in Chicago. He had been convicted of DUI in 2005 and had jumped bail on still another DUI case.(The Chicago Tribune, June 1, 2006)
May 2006 Hugo Martinez, a Mexican illegal alien, murdered two women and attempted to murder a third in Nassau, New York all while high on crack cocaine.(Newsday, May 19, 2006)
February 2006 Domingo Esqueda, a Mexican illegal alien, crashed into and killed a California Highway Patrol officer on a motorcycle while driving drunk and without a license.(The Desert Dispatch, February 28, 2006)
November 2005 Jorge Humberto Hernandez-Soto was charged with involuntary manslaughter for killing a University of North Carolina female student by crashing into her while driving the wrong way on I-485 faster than 100 mph while drunk. He had been convicted twice before for DUI and had been removed from the United States 17 times.(The Charlotte Observer, November 22, 2005)
February 2005 Oswaldo Martinez, a Salvadoran illegal alien, raped a 16-year-old girl in James City, Virginia. A year earlier he had been arrested for drunk driving, and was found to be using a fake Social Security card.(The Virginia Gazette, February 26, 2005)
January 2004, David Diaz Morales, a Mexican illegal alien killed in her home an 18-year-old girl with whom he had worked in Austin, Texas. He had been detained two-years earlier for investigation of child molestation, but was released for insufficient evidence.(The Austin American Statesman, November 8, 2005)
NE Red

Lincoln, NE

#8 May 11, 2008
Cricket 23.....Unfortunately as far as our government is concerned, these are just statistics. When it happens to someone in the government, we'll see if it remains the same way.
illegals are criminals

United States

#9 May 13, 2008
Another group bites the dust!

25 arrested in ICE raid

Author: Ramon Bracamontes / El Paso Times
Date: April 25, 2008
Publication: El Paso Times (TX)

Acting on a search warrant, federal agents Friday morning raided two Nash Gardens businesses and the home of its owner in search of unauthorized workers, federal agents said. Several Nash Gardens employees were detained, and agents took several boxes of paper out of Mark Nash's home on the West Side.

Agents arrested 28 Mexican nationals, including 25 who face felony charges, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

And a second group bites the dust!

May 9, 2008
Feds: Car washes hired illegal aliens

The Intelligencer

Five managers of area car washes owned by the Horsham-based Car Care Inc. are accused of knowingly employing illegal immigrants and providing stolen identities for them.

None of the car washes are in Bucks County.

Timothy Gibson, 36, of Thornridge Drive in Falls, one of the managers, faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release if convicted, officials said.

Gibson was the manager of the Super Bright Car Wash on East Germantown Pike in Norristown in 2005 and 2006, when 90 percent of its workers were found to be illegal immigrants, according to the federal indictment.

The managers employed the illegal immigrants under the names and identities of former, legitimate employees. Each stolen identity, including a Social Security number, was assigned to several illegal immigrants over time, so the managers wouldn't have to file termination papers when the workers quit, according to court documents.

The illegal immigrants were paid minimum wage or better, officials said. The stolen identities allowed the immigrants to cash or deposit their checks at local banks.

The illegal workers' wages were filed with the Internal Revenue Service under the stolen names, which will likely have some tax implications for the former, legal car wash employees, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan said Thursday at a press conference in Philadelphia.

Go to www.wehirealiens.com and report them!
illegals are criminals

United States

#10 May 13, 2008
Victim: Roger Guzman

Date of Crime: 2007-12-09 Location of crime: Norristown, PA

Hometown: Norristown, PA Sex: M Age: 28

Crime Description:

NORRISTOWN — A man wanted for the stabbing death of Roger Guzman outside a Norristown nightclub Sunday was captured in South Dakota Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, 25-year-old Alfonso Vasquez was formally charged with murdering Guzman outside La Mina Night Club, at Airy and Arch streets, according to a criminal complaint.

Vazquez, who lived on Kohn Street in Norristown, was captured on surveillance camera allegedly stabbing the victim with a knife as he tried to enter the nightclub just after 9 p.m.

South Dakota Highway Patrol spotted Vasquez’s Volkswagen Wednesday evening on Interstate 90, fifteen miles from Chamberlain, S.D.

Eventually, state police and Brule County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Vasquez and Jose Angel Ramirez, 28. Ramirez was wanted on unrelated assault charges, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Vazquez and Ramirez are being held in the Brule County Jail in Chamberlin awaiting extradition. Both detainees also have a detainer from ICE issued against them because it is suspected that both are illegal aliens.
c in atx

Austin, TX

#13 May 22, 2008
for all of the illegals you are listing there are just as many born in the usa drunk drivers, pedophiles, murderers, identity thieves. I know a lot of people who have DUIs and none of them are illegal.

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