This was worthy of its own post rather than an addition to today's previous post on the Democrats defeating Sen. Webb's amendment to only grant amnesty to illegals who've been in the US for 4 years or more.
This proved that illegals would pore across the border in order to qualify for amnesty, and a forgery operation has been caught promising to provide proof that illegals were here in time to qualify.
The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.
Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called "amnesty," and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into believing illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent said in the affidavit.
In recounting a wiretapped telephone conversation, ICE agent Jason E. Medica said he heard Mr. Leija-Sanchez tell an associate the forgery ring could "fix his papers" to meet the requirements of a legalization program such as the bill the Senate is debating today.
Did you see that? Wiretapping allowed the US to discover this operation. How convenient that this information is released the day that the White House gets subpoenaed by the Senate for wiretapping.