Frankfort Indiana Finally Wakes Up Regarding Illegal Immigration?

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Frankfort Indiana Illegal Immigration EmployersWe have mentioned Frankfort, Indiana before and always wished there were some statistics out there to prove our claims, which we have seen firsthand. There was an interesting article in the Indianapolis Star this morning regarding the huge illegal immigration problem in Frankfort, a small city in Indiana. The City of Frankfort has a large number of industrial plants considering it’s population of 17,000, which is one of the many reasons why illegal immigrants have flocked there. Indiana Packers, also known as Indiana Kitchen, is the only business (located in nearby Delphi, IN) mentioned in the article that hires “Hispanics.” However, there are many illegal employers in Frankfort. Ironically, the motto for Indiana Kitchen is “A Very Particular Food Company” . . . well, “particular” unless it pertains to their hiring practices and employing illegal workers.

The article, written by Ted Evanoff and Tania E. Lopez, paints a rosy picture of illegal immigrants and downplays the problem citing no crime statistics or mention of gangs in Frankfort. They not only provided a perfect example of liberal bias in the media, they also gave some very interesting facts which caused the roses they painted to quickly wilt.

Playing out in this Clinton County city of 16,662, where one in four residents is Hispanic, are the fears and hopes brought on by America’s immigration surge.

In the past seven years, according to various estimates, the state’s Hispanic population has soared 39 percent to 300,857, including 50,000 to 85,000 immigrants deemed illegal because they entered the United States unlawfully without proper visas and work permits. (”Deemed illegal” - nice choice of words.)

Manufacturers employ about 30 percent of the state’s working Hispanics. Clerical and sales jobs are held by another 20 percent.

A quiet factory city that processes soybeans and makes candy and auto parts, Frankfort has been overwhelmingly white for generations. Since 2000, though, the Hispanic population has doubled. Most newcomers are Mexican, El Salvadorian and Guatemalan nationals who arrived from Chicago, Los Angeles and Texas.

Frankfort Mayor Don Stock said the sudden influx has jarred many longtime residents. Their concerns about graffiti, drive-by shootings, overly crowded Hispanic homes and plunging test scores at Frankfort High and Kyger Elementary have caused local leaders to respond, the mayor said.

“This should have been handled by Washington, but they want cheap labor,” said Kaspar, 85, a plain-spoken U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. “We’re paying a high price for Washington’s betrayal.”

Last month, the Chamber of Commerce distributed a letter that recommends agencies and employers ask job seekers and others who speak poor or no English for proper documents. If the papers are insufficient, officials are advised to deny services except where legally required, such as in the St. Vincent’s Hospital emergency room or in public schools. “It’s not intolerant,” said Gina Sheets, the chamber’s economic development director. “It’s upholding the laws.”

Today, various estimates figure 25 percent to 70 percent of Frankfort and Clinton County Hispanic residents arrived illegally, part of an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants employed nationwide.

In factories throughout the nation located outside big cities, 40 percent of all machine operators, inspectors and production workers are Hispanic.

“As manufacturers, we put a lot of money and effort in training our people,” said Edward Nelson, president of Indiana Packers Corp., a pork processing plant near Frankfort that employs 1,700 workers, primarily Hispanic. “We notice an awful lot of our employees getting into 401(k)s and buying houses.”

Residents of Frankfort have known about this problem for a long time. Only 5 - 10 years ago the manufacturing plants employed legal U.S. citizens, but for the past several years the plants are FILLED with illegal immigrants. Barely any white or black legal residents to found, only Hispanic employees that can barely speak English.

The article received over 200 comments in just a few hours, and the vast majority of them were from Frankfort and Indiana residents fed up with the illegal immigration problem. Even though the Indianapolis Star, owned by Gannet, tried to paint a rosy picture, the readers saw through the rose thorns and spoke up against the illegal immigration problem. We will follow up in a separate post with some of the best comments from Indiana residents.

Frankfort, Indiana - Now is the time to WAKE UP! As residents have complained, the manufacturing plants “own” the City and Mayor Don Stock has done NOTHING to stop the problem. Many towns, cities and states across the nation have taken the law into their own hands - and now is the time for Frankfort to do the same thing.

First thing on your agenda? Vote for Independent Chris Pippenger for Mayor of Frankfort. Here are the positions from the three candidates, it is pretty clear who you should vote for:

Pippenger: Regulations and laws must be enforced for everyone. We have many uninsured illegal drivers; also, our laws provide the opportunity to get these cars off the road. Then there is 287(g) … (of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which defines Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement training for local law enforcement) … and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement program.

Stock: The city plans to address the illegal portion of the question by enforcing the ordinances that we have on property maintenance. Also we have started to rezone D residential districts to control multifamily housing.  (You should have started doing this five years ago Mayor. What about training local law enforcement as other cities have done very effectively, and as Chris Pippenger wisely recommends?)

Toney: There is only so much the mayor can do. We have to enforce the existing city ordinances, federal, and state laws. We cannot discriminate against any individual. (Thanks Democrat Candidate Chuck Toney for your brave approach to the problem.)

Oct 21st, 2007

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  1. MyAvatars 0.2 SPOOKY said,

    A I HOPE U GUYS ARE DOIN THE RITHG THING .A SPANIC ARE HERE CUZ THEY WANT TO CHANCE LIFE A U THING. A TAKE A LOOK U THIMG THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MERICAN THEY WANNA WORK A THEY ARE SO LAZY’S A U ECONOMIC WILL GO DONW WITH OOUT MEXICAN SAID THANG TO MEXICAN A THENKS TO USS YOU ECONOMIC GO UP A IF U REPORT OF MEXICAN IN THE UNITED STATE AMERICAN IS GOIN BE DONW IN YOUR FREAK CECONOMIC’S ‘

  2. MyAvatars 0.2 Lifetime Frankfort Resident said,

    What did SPOOKY just say? You see this is how it is in our town. Frankfort was once a good community but now it is like something you don’t recognize anymore. SPOOKY says (I think) that our economy will go down without the illegals. This is a bunch of bull. What will go down is the crime, the drug trafficking, the free ride they get by using our social services that we the tax payers are having to pay for not to mention how many are using stolen identities to get personal loans, jobs, drivers license, etc.

    Here is a warning for those people out there that have not been effected (or infected) with this problem. Do not let it get to the point it is now in Frankfort. Our culture is changing here to reflect that of Mexico. They (the Mexicans) are buying up properties all around our town, painting buildings bright yellow, orange, green or whatever ugly paint they use. They are driving around our town without driver’s licenses or insurance. We recently had a legal lifelong resident of Frankfort get hit on his motorcycle by a Hispanic. The Hispanic fled the scene and was caught the next day. We had two Hispanics caught trying to sell cocaine in our community park. We have had gang problems (the Latino Kings). Stuff spray painted on our building in spanish. We have a school here that is over 90% subsidized because of the hispanics. Our children are being neglected because the teachers are having to spend more time with the Hispanics. Our school scores are at the bottom of the barrel. We are ranked one of the lowest in the state. There are people here that are starting to take their children to others schools outside of our community or home schooling them so that they will get the proper education.

    It is terrible and these people keep getting a free ride. I don’t want to hear anybody tell me that they are helping this country out by being here. We are paying for it dearly and it is very sad.

    Even our local newspaper has become liberal on the situation. They have a new editor who is pro-immigration and the editorials written by concerned citizens of our community has stopped being published in the paper.

    It is like a freakin’ nightmare here and it is going to get worse.

    Wake up people! They will infiltrate your community sooner or later.

  3. From Mesa AZ Resident: I fully sympathize with the plight of the U.S. citizens of Indiana (where I was born, where my relatives, many now unemployed, live). The letter from Lifetime Frankfort Resident is exactly on target. There are 5,000-plus illegals crossing the Arizona border from MX EVERY DAY, our Gov is pro illegal, many town mayors also, many police chiefs are Hispanic. Our crime rate has gone through the roof. The illegals are working in Mesa AZ restaurants and other food services, they have brought with them the diseases of 3rd world countries - hepatitis, TB, etc., etc. - I refuse to eat where they work, I don’t want their diseases. If Frankfort investigates their neighborhood houses - they will probably find “drop houses” where the “Coyotes” bring the illegals for dispersement, the illegals usually pay them $2,000 per person. Our newspapers, also pro-illegals, recently did a “hack” job on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio FOR DOING THE JOB our elected and hired law enforcement REFUSE TO DO. Tackle it from the grassroots - boycott the businesses that hire them - maybe there is still time. They are invaders who are bankrupting our hospitals, schools, etc., and spreading their 3rd world culture for the enrichment of corporate businesses. Good luck Frankfort - you’re going to need it.

  4. MyAvatars 0.2 Proud Amarican said,

    This problem exists because of the hidden agenda that most Americans aren’t aware of or dismiss it as conspiracy… the multi national corporations/world banks plan for a North American Union, it is alive and well, the rich get richer and the once proud middle class American shrinks to a impoverished slave to these interests, it’s time for all Americans to stand up with one voice this election and vote for whats right for our country and our identity as proud Americans, we may not get another chance, our founding fathers had it right our constitution was carefully written in order to protect us from our runaway government, bought and payed for by the multi national corporation and central banks, our constitutional rights have evaporated along with our identity via The Patriot act, department of homeland security, war on terror etc…. my friends it’s coming the time to act is now, think not Google: Fema camps ….. do some resurch then Vote pro for constructional candidates and send the rest of the sellouts home.

  5. MyAvatars 0.2 Legal American Veteran said,

    The reason they are here is because of the bureaucracy of Washington and no one willing to “sack up” and enforce our borders and the immigration laws!! Ladies and gentleman when are we/ politicians going to admit that our country is under attack by domestic terrorists!

    Why don’t you check the statistics to see how many prisoners in the federal prison system are illegal? Why don’t you check to see how many students sitting next to your kid in school can’t even speak English? Our middle school had to devote an entire wing of the school for ESL forcing overcrowding of legal American students throughout the rest of the school! Why don’t you try going to the emergency room only to wait behind the illegal’s, whose treatment you are going to eventually be paying for?

    Our tax dollars, social services, social security and everything else we as Americans are entitled to are being sucked dry by people who are criminals- and by the way, have more rights than you do as a citizen of this great nation Via the lack of law enforcement. Illegal aliens have more rights than I do as a veteran/ military member/ American citizen!!!!! If that doesn’t make your head explode, I don’t know what will.

    People always chant the “illegal immigrant mantra”, “They are just trying to make a better life for themselves!” Well, any criminal could say that couldn’t they? “Your Honor, I robbed that bank because I lost my job. I was just trying to make a better life for myself and my family.” I think everyone that gets arrested should just say that, if it works for the illegals, why not for everyone?

    To all of those people proudly flying the flags of your home country…. If you’re so proud of where you are from, then why did you leave? Why are you here illegally? Oh yeah, your country you are so proud of is a third world toilet.

    Build a wall, shoot them at the border and deport the ones here now! Look at California and you will see what the rest of the United States is in for, social and financial ruin!
    You start sniping people attempting to illegally enter our country with a .50 cal and I’ll bet the flood of illegals slows to a trickle and eventually stops!

    As a military member I swore an oath to defend our nation against enemies both foreign and domestic, give me a weapon and put me on the border. I will happily defend America as long as I have the ammo to do so! Hell, I will even go hand to hand when the ammo runs out!!

    Politicians, my fellow Americans, it’s time to take our country back! This is a life or death situation and our way of life is on the chopping block!

    Secure our borders and preserve the sovereignty of our nation, one bullet at a time if need be!! This is a war!

    God Bless America!

  6. MyAvatars 0.2 beans maynard said,

    I HAVE A ANSWER FOR THIS ALL,HAVE THE NATIONAL GUARD AND STATE POLICE SWEEP THE ENTIRE TOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THE LEGAL ONES WE SHAKE THERE HAND AND SAY GOOD JOB FOR DOING IT RIGHT.GRANTED IT WONT HAPPEN MANY TIMES BUT ALL THE ILLEGAL ONES WE EITHER SEND BACK ALL THE WAY TO THE MOST SOUTHERN TIP OF MEXICO OR SEND TO AFGHANISTAN FOR A YEAR TO EARN THE RIGHT TO BE A CITIZEN AND PAY BACK UNCLE SAM FOR BEING A FREELOADER ABUSEING THE SYSTEM FOR MANY YEARS

  7. MyAvatars 0.2 d_gomez said,

    What about when Texas and other states were part of Mexico, and the white people just came and stuck their nose where it shouldn’t be and decided to take our land. The mexicans were here first. But now we are considered illegal just because one day the gringos decided to come and take away what was ours just like they do in every country. Sticking their nose where it dont belong. And if this country is going to put :in god we trust” on the dollar bill, God is not racis nor does he say you belong here, you belong there. Everybody is equal and should be able to live wherever the hell they want to. Of course get the idiots that are comitting crimes, but shit leave the ones here and make them residents that are already paying taxes, and working hard. Aint no white person ever going to work for 6.50 an hour for the rest of their lives. That is what the “illegals” are for. So no…we are not taking your jobs, yall are just too damn lazy to do it , and somebody has to do it.

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