A group of agents from ICE were approached by a group of illegals in a parking lot as the agents were going over the failure of an operation they were just attempting. The illegals asked the ICE agents whether they were looking for day laborers and, when asked, admitted they were illegals.
Twenty-four day laborers in the country illegally were arrested Tuesday when they asked for work from federal immigration agents who had gathered in a parking lot after an unsuccessful undercover operation, authorities said.
The agents had regrouped at a 7-Eleven parking lot after an a search for illegal immigrants who had been ordered to leave the country, said Marc Raimondi, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency spokesman.
The day laborers admitted they were in the country illegally after they asked the ICE agents whether they needed workers and the agents responded by asking them, in Spanish, where they were from, Raimondi said.
“Today’s operation was not planned, but nevertheless, when we encounter immigration status violators, our mandate is to enforce the law,” he said.
The story goes on to provide some truly staggering statistics about the 24 illegals.
- Six had criminal records in the US
- Eight had already been either deported or taken to the border to leave “voluntarily” and snuck back in
- One had been caught 6 times trying to enter the country
Oh, yeah. The border’s real secure without a fence. Right.