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Thursday, October 19, 2006

I Am A Citizen Dammit! (wink-wink)

Source: indystar

Seems Josh Hoyt of the ICIRR has his knickers in a twist, why?
An immigrant-rights group suing over a program intended to combat the smuggling of drugs and immigrants by intercepting money transfers aims to reclaim money seized in Indiana and 25 other states.
The lawsuit, filed by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said warrants authorizing the interceptions are too broad and snare innocent people in violation of constitutional protections on search and seizure. The federal lawsuit also says due process rights is being violated because notices outlining ways to challenge the seizures aren't being posted.
The lawsuit challenges approximately $12 million intercepted in 11,000 transfers during the past two years from residents in the 26 states. It asks the court to block use of the seizure warrants and order restitution for seized transfers and payment of legal fees.
The suit was filed in Arizona, the nation's busiest crossing point for illegal immigrants coming into the United States from Mexico. Authorities say illegal immigrants typically won't carry large amounts of cash and frequently arrange to have relatives or friends send money to "coyotes" for payment once crossings are made.
Mr. OMG! I! LOVE! ILLEGALS! goes on to say...
Coalition Executive Director Josh Hoyt said that while some transfers are for illicit purposes, the program also snags "little people" who mostly are trying to send money to relatives. "He's taking a lot of innocent people along with the guilty," Hoyt said of Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard.
Now, of course they provide a heart-rending example of this law being unfairly prosecuted, right?
One of three plaintiffs, Illinois truck driver Javier Torres, said he lost $1,000 that he tried to send to a friend in Arizona to pay for a car that Torres said he quickly resold for profit.
Oh My God! This is terrible, the Arizona gub'mint is out of control, or is it?
Torres, a Burbank, Ill., resident who said he has been a legal resident of the United States since 1994, said Arizona authorities declined to return the money when he couldn't provide specific documents. "I never had the car in my name," Torres said by telephone from the coalition's office in Chicago. "They told me 'when you have those documents you can call me back."'
So, a legal resident can't prove he's a legal resident? Um, nonsense? If he were a legal resident he would have proof of being a legal resident, it's a no brainer. If you is you can prove it.

A little reminder of who another enemy of America is...
Western Union has already gone to court separately to fight aspects of the program.
Lonewacko has much more on these treasonous weaselsnakes.

***UPDATE***

I just realized that the gentleman with the car might have been talking about papers for the vehicle. So if it was an "undocumented" vehicle, I think he should lose the money for that as well! I can't think of a lot of reasons to not have the proper paperwork for a car.

Tipped by Cheree

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