Logan International Airport, the same airport used by the 9/11 terrorists, has been employing illegal aliens. This is just further proof that nothing has changed since 9/11 and that nobody seems to be taking the issue of security seriously. Granted these were "janitors", but what better disguise to go unnoticed and have access to areas, than as a janitor?
The company should be slammed for this. If they would only take security as seriously as they did the Martha Stewart case.
"Operation Tarmac" also netted the arrest of 27 with fraudulent documents at Greensboro Airport earlier this month and several illegal aliens were arrested after being discovered working in a nuclear power plant as "maintenance workers".
The Boston Globe
Immigration authorities arrested 14 janitorial workers Friday at Logan International Airport, as part of an ongoing effort to crack down on illegal employees at the facility.
The arrests were part of an ongoing nationwide effort, called "Operation Tarmac," which targets employers and unauthorized workers who have access to sensitive areas at airports.
The workers were employed by Hurley of America, a contract company that provides cleaning services at the airport. ICE said the workers all had temporary badges that gave them access beyond the security screening area.
Janet Walsh, director of human resources at Stoneham-based Hurley of America, said the company screens its employees rigorously, including drug and criminal background checks. She said the company is confident that the workers' documentation is legitimate.
She said the temporary badges assigned to employees only allow access beyond screening areas if they are escorted by someone who can see them from within 10 feet.
The Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs the airport and took part in the investigation, said seven of the 14 cleaning workers using temporary badges were not accompanied by a fully-badged escort as required by security rules.
Massport said it was reviewing all temporary badges and procedures after the arrests.
Massport said Hurley, which employs about 150 people at the airport, could be subject to fines in addition to any federal action.
Sure, we all know how that goes. "Pedro, make sure when you go over there you take someone else with you and make them stand within 10 feet of you ok?" What a joke.