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ICE Arrests Owners of Michigan Dairy Farm

October 8, 2010

Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested two dairy farm owners in Michigan Wednesday, alleging the couple failed to fully and accurately complete I-9 forms for new hires.

Taken into custody were Johannes and Anthonia VerHaar, Bad Axe, Mich., reports the Huron Daily Tribune. The raid was reminiscent of previous enforcement actions, with numerous vehicles and even a helicopter. But this time, rather than arrest employees, ICE arrested the owners on charges that they “encouraged and induced an alien to reside in the United States in violation of the law.”
The Verhaars milk 2,500 cows and have nearly two dozen employees. None of the employees were arrested.

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JRthe original
Joe you don't know all the facts. First off these fellows were dutch citizens here on an investors visa. They were tied in with a pretty sleezy group from the Netherlands and had over time actually openly asked to hire illegals. Now I will agree that ICE should have rounded up others who were illegal however I understand that over the last two years they had tried to hire only legal citizens. They were arrested for acts which occurred between 2000-2007.Say thanks to ICE they were helping get rid of the milk scum. JR
11:10 PM Oct 9th
Obama has ordered all illegals cannot be stopped for traffic offenses & yet he arrests these hard working people that milk cows & have some asstts & the goverment can levy a fine that they know will be paid-disgraceful how the goverment is trampling our constitutational rights
4:45 PM Oct 8th



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