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Illegals caught; restaurant closed

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A popular Greencastle area restaurant remained closed Wednesday after local law enforcement officers found a half-dozen illegal immigrants living in the building's basement, Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie said.

Health inspectors and the sheriff went to the Barnyard Cafe on Monday evening where, according to the sheriff, they learned that six Mexican citizens were living and working there. That is a violation of health codes.

Frisbie said the workers ranged in age from 18 to 47 years old and may have lived in the Crawfordsville area previously. They were ordered out Monday night and officials with the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) were notified, Frisbie said.

No one was arrested, including the owners of the restaurant, Frisbie said, because the case falls under federal jurisdiction.

"My opinion is the owners should pay some type of fine," Frisbie said, adding that he did not know what the INS plans, or doesn't plan, to do with the case. He said one of the men has lived in the U.S. illegally for eight years.

Frisbie said he did not know the names of the restaurant's owner but that they are from the country of Macedonia.

Health Department official Doug Ehman declined to comment on the case, stating that the information would become public in 10 days.

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Im glad to see that this was caught......but as a police offical investigating this incident I think opinons should really be kept to themselves....with all that has been going on in our department its not any better than they

-- Posted by bratin73 on Thu, Aug 9, 2007, at 12:04 PM

America's sovereignty is eroded every time an illegal alien is allowed by INS to remain in this country. Some prefer the political correctness (tyranny, with manners, as far as I'm concerned) approach and call them "undocumented immigrants". That's like calling a meth lab guy an "unlicensed pharmacist". Local law enforcement rooted out these illegals, now it's the Fed's time to step up and do their job.

-- Posted by SmokinGUNN74 on Tue, Aug 14, 2007, at 9:28 PM

Yes, SmokinGUNN let's compare your "unlicensed pharmacist" making meth and my "undocumented worker" leaving their home to try to make a better living so their family can survive while they slave all day over a hot stove at a restaurant. The comparison is such a good one I forgot to be impressed.

-- Posted by smoochy on Wed, Aug 22, 2007, at 1:46 PM

Smoochy, there are a lot of local "legal" residents that would love the opportunity to work over a hot stove in a restaraunt but couldn't because our friends from Macedonia imported slaves into the community. As far as I'm concerned, the business owners violated the oath they took when they became citizens ( if they even are) and should be run out of here as well.

Maybe it's time for everyone in this town to take a good look at the local business owners and landlords and figure out what should be done about the next one that that provides employment or housing to the invaders.

-- Posted by westforty on Mon, Aug 27, 2007, at 7:48 AM

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