Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Illegal aliens from Mexico, Brazil and Slovakia arrested on Maui, Hawaii

Federal agents have arrested 21 illegal immigrant workers at a Maui luxury condominium construction site. Those arrested, including 12 men from Mexico, eight from Brazil and one from Slovakia, are undergoing deportation proceedings.

It was the second straight month that federal agents have arrested illegal alien workers at the Honua Kai construction site in Kaanapali. The agents coordinated the arrests with LEDCOR Hawaii, general contractor for the Honua Kai pro-ject. The Maui Police Department assisted in the raid.

U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said some companies feel they can plead ignorance about their employees. But he warned them not to.

'I strongly advise them to think again, because if there is enough evidence, we will aggressively pursue all available remedies to address this issue,' Kubo said.

In July, federal agents arrested 43 illegal alien farm workers in Waipahu, Hawaii during a raid on an apartment complex. In May, immigration agents arrested 22 suspected illegal alien workers at two chain restaurants on Maui. A few months before that, immigration officials arrested 19 foreign nationals on immigration charges at a downtown Honolulu construction site and a Halawa warehouse.

1 comment:

  1. I think we need an nation wide portal for job opportunities on the internet. A central place for states and local economies to advertise their employment needs. There is no excuse for these hotels to hire illegal immigrants when we have our own poor. We need to find solutions for job creation and business needs within our own borders.


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