George Bush on illegal immigration

Johnson City Mexicans Plead Guilty Cocaine Firearms Charges

The large illegal alien presence in Hamblen County, Tennessee has opened the whole region up to a Hispanic crime wave that's clogging courts and social services. Brought in by local business to displace and fire legal residents in the local meat-packing and furniture industries, business warned we get the illegal labor or we will leave. Policy in Tennessee is to ignore the problem. Below is a small example of the problem.



Police arrest illegal alien for producing
fraudulent documents, ignores others

The Tennessee Highway Patrol used a search warrant to enter a home of Cristian Hernandez Reyes in Johnson City. Finding items related to producing fraudulent documents for other illegal aliens such as social security cards, resident alien cards and Mexican driver licenses. He was arrested for two counts of criminal simulation according to local press reports.

The dysfunctional Department of Homeland Security has placed an immigration detainer on Reyes, while at the same time by policy refuses to arrest and remove the thousands of illegal aliens in East Tennessee. In a region ranked in the bottom 10 percent in the nation for double-digit poverty and unemployment/underemployment this is a critical issue.

Posted August 01, 2012. Also see 'Immigrants' Take Most of the New Jobs in Texas, Elsewhere.

Mexicans Plead Guilty to Cocaine and Firearms Charges in Johnson City

March 15, 2012 Department of Justice
United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn - Raul Alfaro, 56, of Baileyton, Tenn., and Benito Gonzalez, 27, of Johnson City, Tenn., both citizens of Mexico, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Greeneville. Sentencing dates for both Alfaro and Gonzalez have been set for July 12, 2012, before the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge.

On multiple occasions during October and November 2011, Alfaro sold ounces of cocaine, which he obtained from Gonzalez, to a confidential informant working on the behalf of law enforcement. By the middle of November, Alfaro began negotiating the sale of up to 12 ounces of cocaine at one time to the informant. He also offered to sell the informant a variety of firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle.

In order to show the weapons he had for sale, Alfaro took pictures of the AK-47, a.380 pistol, a .357 magnum, a 9mm pistol and a shotgun and texted them to the informant. In November 2011 Alfaro met the informant again and sold him the .357 revolver. During this recorded transaction, Alfaro said that he and his supplier Gonzalez would be ready to sell 9 to 12 ounces of cocaine in about a week.

In November 2011, law enforcement agents conducted a "buy bust" on a vehicle occupied by Alfaro and Gonzalez in Johnson City right before the deal with the informant was schedule to occur. Agents searched the vehicle and found approximately 10 ounces of cocaine, digital scales, the 9mm pistol Alfaro had previously offered to sell and a magazine with six rounds of ammunition.

Search warrants were subsequently executed at the residences of Alfaro and Gonzalez. During the search of Alfaro's residence, agents located and seized six firearms and close to 400 rounds of ammunition. During the search of Gonzalez's residence, agents located and seized over $20,000.00 in U.S. currency, a .25 caliber handgun, ammunition, approximately 45 grams of cocaine and digital scales.