Thursday, December 19, 2002

Here's more on the roundups.

Reza Tabib was indignant that his friend Efran Haj Rasoli -- a 19-year-old Irvine Valley College student -- was taken into custody Monday because he lacked a residency card. Tabib said the INS wrote Rasoli a letter indicating it had been approved in 2000 but that because of INS backlogs, it had not arrived.

This is sounding really bad.
And more.

Traplci, of Santa Ana, said none of the men had expected any problem. All have lived in this country for years, and all are in various stages of obtaining their green cards. Most had received INS letters telling them their applications had been accepted. "These people who were at the INS office came from Syria, Iraq, Iran and other countries," he said. "




The move shocked many foreigners and their lawyers, who claimed the INS had changed its established practice of not detaining people until their green card applications were processed.

Immigration officials said they have always tried to detain immigrants who overstayed their visas, but didn't always have the resources to find them.

"This is not entrapment," Adele Fasano, district director of San Diego's INS office said. "These are people who have chosen to violate the laws of our country, and they will be held accountable for that."

fuckers, fuckers, fuckers.