October 19, 2006, - 1:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Last week, we wrote about a Wall Street Journal story on Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard’s valiant attempts to stop Western Union from serving as the Coyote Hawala [money changing service].
Western Union has been accepting fake IDs from illegal alien senders and knowingly allowing those who sneak illegal aliens into the U.S. to wire the money back to the coyote conglomerates back in Mexico. MoneyGram International does it, too.
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that an illegal alien activist group, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, filed a lawsuit against Goddard and Arizona, yesterday, trying to stop Goddard from freezing and seizing the funds.
Even more outrageous, guess who’s apparently funding the suit? Western Union told the Journal that it made “financial contributions” to the illegal alien rights group.
The grounds for the lawsuit are absurd. The WSJ reports:
According to the suit, the senders were notified by law-enfrocement agents that they had to show that money transfers were legitimate in order to unfreeze the funds. One plaintiff alleged she was told that her recipient, a cousin, would have to be questioned by a law-enforcement officer.
And this is a bad thing because . . . ? We are fighting against a tidal wave of illegal aliens–some criminals and terrorists–invading our country. And we are supposed to make it easier for them to send money back to those who helped them sneak in?
Hello . . . ?
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