Thursday, June 26, 2008

Federal Agents Deport Illegal Workers (KGMB-HI)

Federal Agents Deport Illegal Workers

Written by KGMB9 News -
June 25, 2008 07:04 PM

Federal agents have busted another group of undocumented construction workers.

KGMB9 learned Wednesday, ten people from Mexico were arrested in February while working on a roofing project at the postal facility near the Honolulu Airport.

Agents from immigration and customs enforcement say they were all deported. The Pacific Resource Partnership is worried illegal aliens are taking away jobs from Hawaii's union workers.

"To have local people not working right now and to have companies bringing in and importing labor illegally. It's very frustrating, it seems like every week or every other week, we are hearing about a new raid that's happening particularly in our construction industry," said Kyle Chock, Pacific Resource Partnership.

In this case, the undocumented workers were brought in by a California contractor and postal officials reported them to customs officials and worked with agents to get them sent home.

Earlier this month agents arrested nine other Mexican workers at the construction site of a Kapolei self-storage facility.

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