Four were busted in Biloxi, Mississippi for making hundreds of fraudulent Social Security and alien registration documents used as fake Identification documents by illegal aliens. The kicker, there were 15 illegal aliens living in the house where they were busted at the time. Seized in the raid was equipment to make the documents.
The four ringleaders Camilio Calihua-Leynes, 39, Raymundo Sanchez-Martinez, 29, Juan Manuel Calihua-Garcia, 19, and Enrique Hernandez-Cabrera, 26 all who pleaded guilty, face 10 years in prison followed by deportation. Camilio Calihua-Leynes faces sentencing January 11, 2007.
The 15 illegal aliens from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala who were living in the home owned by Calihua-Leynes are facing deportation. Let's hope that the Mexicans facing deportation aren't "caught and released" since DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff still takes the stance that "Catch And Release" has ended -- but only for illegal aliens who are OTM (Other Than Mexican).
Michael A. Holt of ICE had this to say:
"The actions of these four criminals who profited from producing and selling false documents undermine the integrity of our country's legal documents," Holt said. "ICE will continue to aggressively pursue those involved in this type of criminal activity as it poses a national security threat."
Holt said their arrests are part of the Department of Homeland Security's plan to secure American borders and reduce illegal migration. The initiative, he said, involves cooperation of law enforcement and worksite enforcement investigators.