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UFCW, Mexico-linked Peter Schey sue DHS over immigration raids (4th Amendment, yeah sure)

From a UFCW press release (link):
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today, sought court intervention to protect the 4th Amendment rights of all Americans and enjoin the government from illegally arresting and detaining workers including U.S. citizens and legal residents while at their workplace.

The lawsuit - filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas - names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as defendants. The suit calls for an injunction against the excessive, illegal and unnecessary worksite raids conducted by ICE agents...

...Peter Schey, President of the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and the lead counsel in the UFCW litigation said, "The Department of Homeland Security routinely violates the Constitution and federal law when it conducts work place raids to detect undocumented workers by engaging in mass detentions of all workers without any basis for believing that they have violated any laws. Such mass detentions have long been considered unlawful by the U.S. courts. While the Department of Homeland Security has a legitimate function to perform enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, it cannot do so by running roughshod over the well-established constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and lawful resident workers. If DHS Secretary Chertoff is unwilling or unable to stop the unconstitutional conduct of his agents, then we are sure the federal courts will step in to do so."
The suit concerns raids conducted at Swift Foods; note that Schey repurposed one of his sites into the Swift Raid Collaborative.

Perhaps one way to deal with this issue is for UFCW members to publicly ask their leaders whether they have any qualms about working with someone who has at least three links to the Mexican government and whose motives may involve something other than defending the Constitution.

Other tags: michael chertoff

Immigration2007b · Fri, 09/14/2007 - 11:06 · Importance: 1

Sat, 09/15/2007 - 03:38
Tanstaafl
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They're trying to argue that they want to protect _citizens_? Unreal. They are afraid somebody _might_ run roughshod over invaders. The courts agree, and to avoid this potentiality they think it's perfectly ok to _definitely_ run roughshod over the clear desires of tax-paying law-abiding citizens.

Sun, 09/16/2007 - 23:52
amanda

Schey: 'While the Department of Homeland Security has a legitimate function to perform enforcing the nationÂ’s immigration laws...' [spit]!!!!!! Except however you try to enforce them they will sue and say it's discriminatory and illegal. If there's such a thing as a reasonable search according to open border extremists like Schey I've yet to hear it. As we saw recently, even when it's a number (SSN) involved they still claim people will be discriminated against or unfairly fired. There's no safeguard good enough for people who simply don't want a law enforced and there's no point in ever compromising with these extremists because they will always come back to further weaken enforcement of law.