Arizona Woman Gets Prison Sentence for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

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The office manager of a Sierra Vista drywall firm was sentenced to jail today for hiring illegal immigrants in the case of the first worksite enforcement bust in Arizona by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to this news release by the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona, 44-year-old Carol Hill of Sun Drywall and Stucco must serve two months in prison, followed by one year of house arrest and 36 months of supervised release.

That's a pretty stiff sentence for doing something that thousands of other Arizonans have done in recent years: Hire illegal immigrants.

But Hill and the seven other defendants in the case got swept up in the national anti-illegal-immigrant fervor that compelled ICE to look more closely at employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers. The bust at Sun Drywall, as part of a larger ICE worksite enforcement effort in the spring of 2007, made headlines across the country. Another Sun employee, manager Edward Durgin, received a sentence of probation over the summer after he pleaded guilty. The company's president, Ivan Hardt, awaits trial.

ICE efforts targeting employers continued through this summer, which only seems fair considering all the illegal immigrants being deported these days. If undocumented workers themselves are a problem, it stands to reason the people who hire them are the root cause of that problem -- and should face consequences.

Some worksite enforcement has occurred locally due to the state's employer sanctions law. But that has resulted only in the jailing of Hispanic employees, not their bosses. In fact, the state's law doesn't mandate jail time for employers in violation.

The punishment for Hill and Sun Drywall, however, will undoubtedly instill more fear in employers who hire illegal immigrants. -- Ray Stern


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Lily Pad2713
Lily Pad2713

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Fgrant1939
Fgrant1939

good for ice now come to utah and put the leaders of the lds church in prision for hireing illegal mexicans along with there member farmers

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