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Another ewxample of how illegals just want jobs no one else wants

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jefnvk, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. jefnvk

    jefnvk Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    The Copper Country, Michigan
    Yeah, right :rolleyes:

    Which brings me to my question, why are foreign workers being used in higly sensitive areas, like nuclear storage areas?


    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sixteen illegal immigrants gained access last year to one of the most sensitive weapons sites in the country, according to a report issued Monday by the Department of Energy's inspector general.

    The inspector general's investigation found the illegal immigrants were construction workers on jobs at the Y-12 National Security Complex near Knoxville, Tennessee.

    The workers used "false documents" and "gained access to the ... site on multiple occasions," the report said.

    The report details how the workers, apparently using fake green cards, were able to obtain access badges.

    "This situation represented a potentially serious access control and security problem," the report said.

    According to the report, the inquiry brought field agents to the plant who found "official use only" documents "lying unprotected in a construction trailer, which was accessed by the foreign construction workers."

    The National Nuclear Security Administration, which oversees nuclear weapons facilities for the Energy Department, said in the report no evidence was found that the workers had access to any of those documents.

    The inspector general, Gregory Friedman, also found that although security was compromised, access controls at the plant have since been tightened.

    And he found no evidence that classified or sensitive information was compromised.

    A January 2004 report by the inspector general found that an exercise to test preparedness against a terrorist attack at the Y-12 complex was compromised when guards got a peek at the plans.

    The report further said there was "compelling" evidence that security tests have been manipulated since the mid-1980s.

    The Y-12 National Security Complex -- approximately 600 buildings over 811 acres -- was established along with the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project to build the world's first nuclear weapon.

    Both are situated on the 33,750-acre Oak Ridge Reservation that is home to a number of Department of Energy science and technology programs. About 13,000 contractor employees work at the Oak Ridge facilities.

    Several sensitive activities take place at the Y-12 plant, including the warehousing of enriched uranium and the dismantlement and storage of weapons. The site was being tested to see if it could defend against potential security incidents
  2. Sindawe

    Sindawe Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Outside The People's Republic of Boulder, CO
    Gee jefnvk, I never took you for a racist. /sarcasm

    Why are illegal aliens being used in highly sensitive areas? One word. Money. I suspect the construction work was bid out to a private contractor, who can use illegals for the bulk of their labor needs as the rock bottom wages the illegals will accept are generous compared to what they could get back home, and citizens will not accept those wages for the work required.
  3. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Member

    Jan 26, 2004
    Because George W. Bush, the Chief Executive Officer, whose responsibility it is to secure the borders, is totally and abjectly incompetent.
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Sad to say, I have to concur. The congress has done nothing, too, of course, but Bush has the authority to secure the nation's borders without recourse to our elected misrepresentatives.
  5. rick_reno

    rick_reno member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Big deal. President Bush, the best thing to come along since Hoover, has said he's doing everything he can to make us safe. Nothing was compromised in this minor incident and doesn't McCain's immigration proposal, which Bush supports, address the problem of faked ID's these hard working people use?
  6. odysseus

    odysseus Member

    May 10, 2004
    US Citizen
    Wonderful... :banghead:

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