Illegal Immigrants May Have Infiltrated Military Intelligence Post, Arizona Sheriff

Fox News, July 29, 2010

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has “deep concerns” that people in the country illegally have “managed to gain access onto an active U.S. military installation.”

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Arpaio’s detectives raided Phoenix-based cleaning company Valley View Building Services Tuesday in search of 25 employees suspected of identity theft and fraud. At least one of the suspects had worked at Fort Huachuca, an Army post 15 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border that serves as the largest military intelligence-training center in the country.

Five women were detained, four were suspected of being in the country illegally; the fifth is a U.S. citizen with an outstanding warrant. Authorities are still searching for other illegal immigrants said to be working for the company–particularly any others that may be working at the Army post.

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Valley View Building Services owner Joel Votaw said his company goes to great lengths to comply with U.S. and Arizona immigration laws, including using E-Verify for all its employees, a system that allows businesses to determine if someone is legally allowed to work in the United States.

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