Mexican Forgery Ring Certain They Can Produce Phony Amnesty Papers
Arrested ring leader Julio Leija-Sanchez is certain his group could reproduce the necessary documents used by illegals to claim legal status under the Senate amnesty plan.
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The Washington Times reports that the head of a Mexican forgery ring was certain that he could produce the documents that illegals could use to claim they were eligible for the new amnesty program being debated by the US Senate:
The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.
Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called “amnesty,” and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into believing illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said in the affidavit.
In recounting a wiretapped telephone conversation, ICE agent Jason E. Medica said he heard Mr. Leija-Sanchez tell an associate the forgery ring could “fix his papers” to meet the requirements of a legalization program such as the bill the Senate is debating today.
“When Leija-Sanchez said ‘if there’s an amnesty, he can fix his papers,’ Leija-Sanchez was referring to the possibility of pending legislation which would allow a certain class of illegal aliens to remain in the United States, as long as they can prove a term of residency in the United States with no convictions,” agent Medica wrote.
“When Leija-Sanchez said ‘he can fix his papers,’ he was referring to the fact that the organization could fraudulently create or alter documents to falsely prove the requisite residency period,” the agent wrote.
During the bust on Leija-Sanchez investigators discovered:
Workers who peddled phony IDs were smuggled in from Mexico and required to pay the organization $140 for each set of phony IDs they typically sold for $2,300.
“These documents are not only used by individuals that want to possess them to get a job; these are also used by criminal organizations, they are also utilized by potential terrorists,” said Elissa Brown of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Michelle Malkin has been following the Senate amnesty debate throughout the day today.
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