Mambo's Seafood Chain Hit for Harboring Illegal Aliens

Categories: Crime, Immigration

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Not Mambo-nifico, feds say.
Mambo's Seafood, the popular chain that's a big sponsor of the Houston Dynamo, has been hit with charges that it encouraged illegal aliens to come to the U.S. and then harbored and hid them.

Two current and three former managers have been indicted, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.

The indictments charge "Operations Manager Joel Moreno, 36, former restaurant managers Alfredo Aguilar Gonzalez, 43, and Alejandro Aguilar Gonzalez, a.k.a. Eduardo Martinez, 27, former supervisor Victor Batz, 49, and current supervisor Romelia Lopez, 26, with conspiracy to encourage and induce aliens to illegally reside in the United States and to harbor the aliens beginning in April 2009 to the present. Each defendant is also charged with one count each of making false statements on employment documents during the existence of the conspiracy," the USAO says.

The office said:

According to allegation in the indictment, on Dec. 2, 2009, [Homeland Security] agents conducted a worksite enforcement action at Mambo Seafood's corporate headquarters and two restaurants, one located at on the 6100 block of Airline Drive and the second on the 10000 block of Long Point Road. Thirty-three illegal alien employees were found and detained by HSI agents and numerous immigration documents were seized.

All but Alejandro Gonzalez have been arrested.


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achikochi
achikochi

In response to Britannicus, this isn't just a problem in your country but here in Japan too.  Not so sure but are the former illegals who are granted legal status required to pay some form of monetary penalty corresponding to the yrs the've been illegally working? If there's little or none at all then it must be probably time to do so. Isn't it just fair enough?  I'm presently jobless too wily it may seem I'm at times thinking of ratting those illegals and present myself at the factories employing them the  moment they get arrested.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

WE THE PEOPLE.

AMNESTYor as the Pro-illegalimmigration groups prefer to label it--Immigration Reform. The truth isnotever going to happen? The 1986 IRCA was a utter calamity and costly fortaxpayers.The 1986 (IRCA) Immigration Control and Reform Act that was a massamnesty,which became the prime deception, played on the American taxpayer ofall time.Because of despicably fraud and supreme neglect, the 2 million farmer’slaborers and other illegal workers who were provided a legal course tocitizenship, that ultimately turned into 6 million. Even inexplicablethosepeople, who received this pardon, vanished from their usual places ofemployment and turned up in the job force around the country thatAmericanscitizens had to compete with.  Future wise, Congress proposed the I-9Form(Employment Eligibility Verification Form.) to ensure that allemployees presented documentary proof of their legal eligibility, toacceptemployment in the United States. If the employee has a hiring issue,andchooses to contest an irregularity notice, the employer prints out the“Referral Letter” from the E-Verify program.

Theletter contains informationabout resolving the problem, as well as the contact information for the(SSA)Social security Administration) or (USCIS) US Citizenship andImmigrationService, depending on which bureau was the source of thenon-authorization toresolve the problem? As constantly the open border zealots, US ChamberofCommerce, ACLU and a radical mix of anti American organizations, haveused theLiberal Press as a fulcrum to regrettably try to suppress theimplementation ofE-Verify. Are we not in the poorhouse with China, as it is? But this isno firmbinder, because millions more people will strive to reach here, beforethatominous Using the media these groups have also brought pressure on theadministration not to espouse the Secure Communities law, whichidentifiescriminal aliens through fingerprints by informing ICE. ThenSubsequentlyE-Verify that is increasingly more popular each day by business owners.Theyare now cautiously aware that an I-9 audit puts their business licenseinjeopardy, as upheld by the Supreme Court.

NOWTHE RUSH HAS BEGAN TO  DEFEND CITIZENS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS  AGAINST THEILLEGAL  ALIEN  INVASION. FIRST ARIZONA, NOW  ALABAMA, GEORGIA  AND SOON MANY MORE STATES WILL FOLLOW.  E-VERIFY  IS THE LAW OF THE LANDAND THOUSANDS OF FOREIGNERS  NOT WANTING  BE CONFRONTED  THESE LAWS, WILL  HEAD FOR  THOSE STATES THAT  HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED  BY THE  LEFTISTPROGRESSIVES OF OPEN  BORDERS AGENDA'S.

Aswith the 1986 (IRCA) bill thosewho advocate against the laws are profiteers for more wealth, or toaccumulatemore votes or just to prepare America (according to the WikiLeaks groupfounderJulian Assange in secret documents) for merging with some kind oftraitorousprogram, with Canada and Mexico with one currency. This stealth agendawascollusion between the Canadian and American Ambassadors.

Theother side of the aisle on thecorrupt Washington beltway, says we cannot afford to enforceimmigration laws?Then my question we had better figure someway, for as the law stands wearejust encouraging more illegal newcomers? So the second question, whendoes thisinvasion end, when does the lawmakers install laws, that make itimpossible tostop this travesty? Are we just going to leave the doors open and hopefor thebest? All we are encouraging is even more poverty and distressedpeople, thattaxpayers have to bear the full fiscal impact? Ten years from now,populationnumbers will be skyrocketing and the only winners are theprofit-takers.

Whether we are coming out thismiserable recession or not, we cannot afford any immigration amnesty. The first Amnesty in 1986 Ronald Reagan'sterm of office, cost--$76 BILLION DOLLARS--by the time it wasfulfilled. Intoday money it’s expected to cost $2.6 TRILLION DOLLARS as stated theHeritageFoundation. So taxpayers would be expected to cover that bill, lendingmost ofit from China again? Are we not in the poorhouse with China, as it is?But thisis no firm binder, because millions more people will strive to reachhere,before that ominous inauguration day of a new Immigration Reform bill.IfCongress is unable to cut spending in this recent of 14 .5 Trilliondollars USTreasury deficit, can anybody in the right frame of mind, tell us whereweintend to get another $2.5 trillion dollars, to subsidize those illegalimmigrants already living here? These dollars are inconceivableand even ifthere was another. It's outrageous that Washington politicians wouldexpect to bleedeven more money from traumatic Taxpayers, when we are confronted byrejuvenating two nations abroad, in millions of dollars a day.

Amnesty,it will only furthermultitudes of people to come here?  Washington legislators come and go,author bills, but are never held accountable for the financial wreckstheyleave behind? Only Secure Communities, E-Verify can mitigate some ofthepressure that will make foreign nationals think twice before crossingtheborder, or entering America by other means. This isn’t about anyparticularrace, a person’s politics, religion as we are all suffering. It’s notevenabout the legal Hispanic population, as they are under the same pain offindinga job, stagnant wages and some type of exploitation. We are all thesame boatand without stringent restrictions on immigration and its costs, thatboat isheading towards rough waters and could easily sink. The TEA PARTY willslowdown this process by confronting Washington aggressively on birthrightcitizenship to rescind it, which will sever the bond of 300.000 babiesfromforeign nation getting instant citizenship; cutting down on the annualmonolithic cost to subsidize these offspring and families.

Itwill also bring to a halt, whichit attributed to this wrongly conferred law, saving taxpayers hundredsofbillions of dollars a year? The TEA PARTY will examine these unfairtaxesplaced on Americans, by Liberal oriented courts, to appoint obligationstoeducate, provide health care that comes with the never ending tide ofillegalaliens skirting our laws. The TEA PARTY will created bills to up thepenalty,for entering America as a felony. This should have been the law of theland,decades ago? Personally, it has always translated to prove there was noseriousintention to enforce these laws.  It’s in the vein of a conspirator’sreason, why the Southern border fences completion remains a fiasco. TheTeaParty will enforce the 1986 (IRCA) law as was planned, with nocomplicity ofgovernment agencies to stifle those laws, such as the businessinfluence.

TheTEA PARTY in 2012 will removethe Liberal influence and even have the empowerment to construct therealborder fence, and mandating with no exemptions E-Verify and SecureCommunitiesand indefinitely remove Sanctuary Cities nationwide. As the Tea Partygrowsagainst the powerful influences in Washington, these Representativeslike TEAPARTY Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will retire those pro-illegalimmigrant politicians, Governors, mayors and all those who haveadverselyaffected strong laws that have been introduced. The American Peopleshould notbe forced by law, to pay for the impoverished people that trespass intoAmericafrom other countries.

Wecan aid our fellow legal workersout, by taking immigration one step towards generic "Citizens Arrest.Wecannot apprehend a suspicious individual, as it could lead to legalaction. Butwe have the opportunity to join other "Whistle blowers" to inform ICEor local police as irregularities stand out. Not speaking reasonableEnglish isa dead give-away, specifically in factory environment and if somebodyhas anaccident through not comprehending a warning notice.

 Thetime is ripe to contacttheir federal and State Representatives to insist they enact mandatoryE-Verify, Secure Communities for every State, at theSenate—202-224–3121/House—202-225–3121.

Facedownpalmsup
Facedownpalmsup

the other day I was eating in a "more expensive restaurant" and noticed the waitstaff was mostly brown and not from town. Whatever happened to the college kids working nights these days?

Cheers
Cheers

This isnt just good news, es mambo-nifico

GO HOME
GO HOME

We should be reading about these busts everyday, not every once in awhile.

amuncat
amuncat

I thought this had gone out of style after the other restaurant chain got hit! Well, it all makes sense, NOT!

Estoban
Estoban

When Pei Wei fast food chain got raided a month ago dozens of illegal alien dishwashers, food preparers, toilet cleaners and cashiers lost their jobs. Next day hundreds of Americans showed up for each $8 an hour job. Teenagers, college students, older people and even some with college degrees applied. With over 14 million Americans unemployed every illegal alien booted helps our people get jobs.

Jovitacervantes
Jovitacervantes

Yeah like if you're going to aply now for dishwasher for a minimum wage therePs. I'm a US citizen too.

Iam a US Citizen
Iam a US Citizen

Good job, more job openings for American Citizens awsome

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

I will be out of the office from Thursday, June 9 through Monday, June 13. I will be checking email intermittently. If you have an emergency, please contact Blake Whitaker at 713-280-2480 or blake.whitaker@houstonpress.com.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I don't see many people willing to cut grass in this heat. But no matter how many studies show that they aren't a drain on the economy, nothing will change peoples perception of the brown menace.

Kylejack
Kylejack

Why don't we boot out some citizens too?  Makes even more job openings for the people who stay!

11serpico
11serpico

and more payroll tax revenue to the state.

Jturner745
Jturner745

There is plenty of people looking for work that are here leagally!

Jg0263671
Jg0263671

Don't blame us for being hard working!

^^DIPSHIT^^
^^DIPSHIT^^

You must not be looking hard enough.

Those studies you cite left out so many factors they aren't even worth the paper they're written on. But you keep on believing that BS, hex. You obviously are about as sharp as a marble.

All you have is race cards, how utterly pathetic.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Shit, Dems are almost as bad as the Repubs. Fuck em both.

BobBobBob
BobBobBob

Identity politics only matter when it benefits the DNC. Look at this horribly racist portrayal of Condi Rice from LA Weekly. Didn't make a national scandal because she was working for a Republican.From another Village Voice publication (LA Weekly):

http://www.robbieconal.com/ima...

H_e_x
H_e_x

Damn kids these days. I mean, you have to be a child, right? Sorry your pool got closed down, but that isn't an excuse to be a dick on the internet. Being a dick on the internet is one of the most childish things a person can do.

^^DIPSHIT^^
^^DIPSHIT^^

You can attempt to use that pathetic excuse but it isn't working FYI. It's not about race, it's about 15 million foreigners here illegally. Do you even know how much 15,000,000 is? Obviously not if you don't think they are a problem. Are you Hispanic? Hmmmm

H_e_x
H_e_x

I love these comments complaining about race cards. This is the USA, where nothing is ever about race, ever. 

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