Taqueria El Balazo Owners Face Prison Time After Immigration Guilty Plea

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​The owners of Taqueria El Balazo pleaded guilty last week in federal court to immigration and tax violations, and face up to 20 years in prison.

Marino Sandoval, 58, and his wife Nicole Sandoval, 50, were charged last year with harboring and employing illegal immigrants, knowingly misusing employee's social security numbers and tax fraud, according to SF Appeal.

The shocking thing isn't that the Sandovals employed illegal immigrants in the kitchen; we're not going to say that happens a lot around here, so let's just not say anything.

What makes the case surprising is that this case was a new one two years after federal agents raided El Balazo in 2008 and discovered the Sandovals were employing 63 illegal immigrants. The case got plenty of attention locally; it wasn't something the feds were likely to forget.

Yet the US Attorney's office says the Sandovals rehired at least 10 of the people caught up in the raids despite getting notice of their identities from investigators.

And the San Ramon Express reported that "Nicole Sandoval told the court she under-reported employee wages to the payroll company she and her husband used to prepare tax returns. The pair admitted that, based upon their actions, the amount of employment taxes paid to the Internal Revenue Service was understated."

The Sandovals are scheduled to be sentenced in December. They can only hope for the mercy Marino's brother Francisco Sandoval got when he pleaded guilty to tax charges last year; he got three years' probation.

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"They can only hope for the mercy Marino's brother Francisco Sandoval got when he pleaded guilty to tax charges last year; he got three years' probation." That is the problem.  Probation will never stem the greed of exploitive employers.

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HELP YOURCOUNTRYMAN AND WOMEN JOB SEEKERS.

A women fromCaribbean who procured a deceased child's Social Security number, is just oneof the hundreds of thousands that are stolen every year.  Any privateinvestigator or researcher can explain that obituaries can glean a newidentity, by searching for young children who have recently died or were in anunfortunate accident or brought down by illness. A researcher can go to anyrural newspaper, which publishes those deceased columns, near to their age andget the basic material to acquire the personal details of that individual andtake on that identity. Annually the American people are finding their creditcompromised by criminal illegal aliens or nefarious individuals.

There is a billion dollar business with the protection of Citizen or green cardpossessor, but even so hundreds of people have found their credit crippled oreven the theft of the equity in their homes. The majority of illegal aliensmake up their own number, but the criminal element or the temptation is alreadythere to steal somebody’s person information. In 1999 I found myself in thesame predicament, when I was at a car dealership, finding that my SocialSecurity was being used by 3 other people. I contacted the Social Securitytelling them a person unknown to me, was employed at a San Antonio, TexasSecurity company using my name and SSN. That said, I never heard any word aboutthe crime of any of these three people. Like so many other people, I informedthe police, and then began the long road back to reviving my good credit.

This escalation of foreign nationals and other criminals stealing people'sidentity, the federal government should assess issuing a mandatory officialpicture Identity card to every American. The cost would be a worthwhile causingto halt the theft of people's personal details, even if it the final tally wasa billion dollars to pay for it? This personal ID card could be used for voting(that has been badly compromised by the Liberals and Democrats that seem unconcernedof illegal aliens voting) Illegal immigration has effected every bodies life,including jobs, the economy of 113 billions of dollars hemorrhaging from bothfederal and state treasuries. In fact another Amnesty that both sides arepushing Congress for, would be 2.5 trillion dollars from your pockets in taxes.

IT IS TIME FOR AN OFFICIAL ID CARD, WHICH CAN BE CROSS-REFERENCED WITHOTHER ID SUCH AS A DRIVERS LICENSE, MILITARY, STATE OR EVEN A PASSPORT.

If you come to America unlawfully; it should be punished as a felony. This isabsolutely ludicrous that foreigners can steal not only your credit, but theequity in your home as well. Even small businesses are not exempt from theft,finding ways to promote credit lines and then disappearing into the streets. Nonew laws to aid the US population will be enacted by the GOP establishment orany Liberal or Democratic politician. The TEA PARTY leadership will stand firmagainst the Rick Perry, Mitt Romney or any other Presidential precursorfor the White House. Either man has a failing grade in stopping theinvasion of illegal immigrants from across the globe. Perry specifically, as inhis earlier speeches advised the Texas legislators to pass another amnesty aswell as taxpayer paid tuition for the children of illegal aliens; another StateDream Act.  Only Michele Bachmann has thehighest grade on NumbersUSA website.

No business will be exempt from observing the immigration law of 1986, whichwill be punished by the full extent of the law. Amnesties will be a thing ofthe past and entry into the United States, will be with the permission of thepeople. Dream Acts or Sanctuary cities will be none existent under the electedgovernment of the TEA PARTY. The 20 million plus living here through unlawfulentrance will eventually be caught and deported.

As a second urgent point the Rep. Lamar Smith E-VERIFY BILL TO BE 'ON THE TABLE'IN JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THIS THURSDAY, PLEASE PHONE YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ONTHE COMMITTEE. THERE ARE OVER 14 AMERICANS JOBLESS AND THE PUBLIC WHO BELIEVETHAT IT’S TIME TO EJECT ILLEGAL WORKERS FROM THE JOB MARKET.

It is finallyhappening! A mandatory E-Verify bill is moving through committee. We can seethis into law THIS FALL -- if we push hard enough. Go to NUMBERSUSA to phoneand insist on this bill be passed.

Legislation is finally moving through committee (a) to mandate E-Verifynationally, (b) to take away the ability of illegal aliens to use stolenidentities to steal American jobs, (c) and to begin opening up hundreds ofthousands of construction, manufacturing and service jobs for unemployedAmericans.

The "mark-up" (the process of considering amendments and voting outthe bill) was announced to start Thursday morning.

Now is the time to pour every bit of activism you can give to helping Membersof the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary understand why they must passthis bill.

H.R. 2885

New Bill Number for Lamar Smith's "Legal Workforce Act"

Since Rep. Smith (R-Texas) introduced this bill early in the year (as billnumber H.R. 2164), he has gotten a lot of feedback and made enough changes todecide to re-introduce the bill under a different number.

INCLUDES A NEW PROVISION TO HELP STATE AND LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OF IMMIGRATIONLAWS

All the basic elements that we've described in the past are still in the bill(despite huge efforts by powerful forces to water it down).

But this bill has a wonderful addition.

The bill creates an office within ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE), whose sole purpose is to respond to -- and investigate -- state andlocal governmental agency complaints about businesses hiring and/or employingillegal immigrants.

This new office is required to respond within five business days of the filingof the complaint.

Attorneys General, prosecutors and other state and local officials who believethey see a pattern of a business employing illegal aliens will have a directline to ICE with a guarantee of rapid response. As these complaints will be amatter of public record, failure of ICE to obey the law will provide directevidence for congressional hearings into Administration misfeasance.

Fortunately, another office of this type that has been operating as a complaintdesk on another immigration matter has a reported high degree of compliance bythe feds and satisfaction by state and local officials.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Majorforces have attempted to get him to keep postponing the moving of this bill. Wehad campaigned hard to get a vote in committee before the August recess. We areecstatic that Chairman Smith has made this bill such a priority and are movingthis so soon after Labor Day.

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