September 2, 2008, - 12:23 pm

OUTRAGE: ICE Official Admonishes Employer for Turning in Illegal Alien w/Fake SocSec #

By Debbie Schlussel
This is something that, sadly, will not change under John McCain and will only get worse under Barack Hussein Obama: an immigration enforcement hierarchy that is devoted to making life easier for illegal aliens in our midst.
Exhibit A is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesmodel Carl Rusnok.
He admonished a potential employer for turning in an illegal alien who admitted she bought a phony social security number. The woman was arrested and deported.
But employers don’t have the “training” needed, he claims. And he found himself agreeing with immigration lawyers and illegal alien advocates who say the employer “overreacted” by doing the right thing.

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Gee, why don’t we just tell citizens when they see a crime in progress not to call police. After all, they’re “overreacting” and “don’t have the training.”
Nauseating that this is the question being asked and that ICE is siding with illegal alien criminals on the answer:

Did a suburban Dallas employer go too far when it told police about a job applicant who presented what turned out to be a counterfeit Social Security card?
Relatives and advocates for Maria Martinez say that’s what happened when she was arrested, jailed and deported as an illegal immigrant after applying for a hospital cafeteria job.
But a spokeswoman for Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton contends the hospital was simply following policy and has a responsibility to report criminal activity, including possible identity theft, to the proper authorities. . . .
[T]he case raises questions about what employers can or should do if they discover an applicant is not authorized to work legally in the U.S.

What questions? Why are their questions on this no-brainer? Sickening.

Martinez, a single mother of a 3-year-old son and a teenage daughter, showed the hospital’s cafeteria director a Social Security card when applying for a job there in July and also included the card’s number on her application, according to police reports. About a week later, however, a background check revealed the number had been issued to a person who had since died.
The hospital’s personnel director notified Carrollton police of the discrepancy. Detectives also were informed that Martinez had an appointment the next day at the hospital’s human resources office, according to documents filed in the case.
Police were waiting at the hospital and arrested Martinez on a charge of tampering with a government record.
According to police, Martinez acknowledged buying the Social Security card for $110 at a Wal-Mart. She also had a second Social Security card and two counterfeit cards stating she was a legal permanent resident.
Martinez initially planned to fight the state charge but after being held in jail for nearly three weeks, she agreed to be deported to Mexico in August. Her son later joined her in Mexico.
“She told me to please forgive her. She told me she wasn’t strong enough to fight,” said Martinez’ 19-year-old daughter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she also is in the U.S. illegally.
What makes Martinez’ case stand out is that employers aren’t required to report someone suspected of a crime, attorneys say. They also aren’t mandated to report a worker or applicant suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, say immigration attorneys and enforcement officials.
“For an employer to go ahead and take it upon themselves … to report that is unusual,” said immigration attorney Kathleen Walker. “There’s no obligation on my part to go call law enforcement.”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok agreed, saying employers and local police typically don’t have the training needed to determine whether someone is in the country illegally.

HUH? Are you kidding me, Carl? ICE: Don’t call us, we’ll (well, we won’t, actually) call you.

Hospital spokeswoman Susan Watson said . . . [t]he hospital reported what it considered a crime, said Watson. “Regardless of whether they were an illegal alien, legal immigrant or an American citizen, it still wouldn’t have mattered, they still would have been reported,” she said.
Watson said it was the first time in at least two years that the hospital reported a possible crime involving a worker or applicant to police. But officials are always on alert because many employees have access to patients’ medical records and other private information, she added.

Three cheers for Trinity Medical Center for caring about America and doing the right thing. A gazillion jeers to ICE for piling on the hospital along with open borders advocates.
And you wonder why there are 12-20 illegal aliens in our midst. A big part of the problem is three letters: I-C-E.
Note that this investigation was conducted NOT by ICE agents, but by local police. Kudos to them for doing the real investigation into the woman’s immigration fraud, the work some Americans (ie., ICE) won’t do.

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“Martinez acknowledged buying the Social Security card for $110 at a Wal-Mart.”
I am assuming this is done in secret and that Wal-Mart does not know about this. Either way, why isn’t ICE over at this (and other?) Wal-Mart investigating these activities?

I_am_me on September 2, 2008 at 1:11 pm

As Debbie knows, the situation won’t change because for the Left its about multiculturalism and for a chunk of the Right, its about elevating profits over national sovereignty and national security. Throw in amnesty into this mix and you’ve got the making of a challenge to America’s future that is only going to get harder to solve – no matter who gets elected in November.

NormanF on September 2, 2008 at 1:47 pm

I can’t reaad this post. It’s making me too mad. I did enjoy the podcast of you talking immigration on Covert Rdaio, though. Downloaded some other episodes this morning, too.

dm60462 on September 2, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton should be commended for doing the right thing and not aid and abet illegal immigration. After all, they get ripped off on a daily basis with Illegals demanding free health care.
Carl Rusnok should be fired ASAP. He is another worthless cubicle pen pushing federal LE “officer” infected with PC disease.
One has to wonder how much he is taking from the immigration lobby. Time to do a check on his toys, vehicles,and bank accounts.

ScottyDog on September 2, 2008 at 4:17 pm

“Laws and policies prohibit employers from scrutinizing a job applicant’s identity or work eligibility before they are hired, said Walker, an El Paso lawyer and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.”
Not so in AZ and OK. What are the rest of you waiting for? Get on your state congress and force them to follow suit like we did here in AZ. Bush is an open borders advocate and has shown he wants the illegals here. McCain or Obama will be no better.

Azygos on September 2, 2008 at 7:06 pm

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