On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 18:43:06 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (The Last Liberal / ShyDavid / Desertphile) wrote:
>On 30 Jan 2005 10:26:08 -0800, "friendship"
>> > On 29 Jan 2005 21:23:29 -0800, "cultxpt" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > > In a 2001 Newsletter from Flag, 109 names are given as being
>> > > new Sea Org recruits. 20 are from Mexico. Other countries
>> > > are Italy, Taiwan, Scotland, Switzerland, Costa Rica,
>> > > Argentina, Israel, Germany and Holland.
>> > And the hook is---- living and working in the USA. I pity these
>> > people, who hae been told they may expect to live healthy and
>> > happy in the USA, but will end up enslaved to the "Sea Org."
>> Perhaps we should be asking if the recruits from all over the
>> world who are sent to work in the U.S. have visas that are up
>> to date and legal.
>In the Clearwater Hearings, it was determined that the answer is
>"No." They not only ignore immigration laws, but also custom and
>agriculture laws. Some of the former purpetrators said Scientology
>Inc. trains and drills their staff on how to avoid immigration
>laws and inspections.
You can ask, but even if you have proof forget getting any action by the INS or whatever it is called now I doubt you could get anyone to act.
(Re Lisa McPherson)
It took a long time to fit together why it was so important to control her (or even be sure she died if they could not control her) and some of this is still speculation. As you might know, Lisa was being used as a conduit to transfer money made by a for profit company to scientology.
The printing company Lisa worked for was making excess money by low labor costs in the plant. It seems probably they were using illegal aliens brought in under religious visas who had been "laundered" by name changes through a local court with intentionally bad record keeping. That made them vanish as far as INS was concerned.
A local lawyer, Michael B Steeves, processed over a hundred of these name changes in about a year (2-3 a week). (I don't know for sure if any of this group of people wound up working for Lisa's company.) Steeves isn't a scientologist, but I think I know his connection to scientology. The judge and the court officials certainly knew something dicey was going on so if this had come out deep corruption of a Clearwater court by scientology would have been exposed.
PS. Don't tell me to take this to law enforcement. Been done and the only result was that the people who took it to them were threatened.
I used to think the problem of not being able to get law enforcement to act on reported crime was because the cult intimidated law enforcement. That's probably part of the problem, but before 9/11 there were FBI agents trying to get action on these people who were learning to fly big aircraft without learning how to land . . . . and they could not get the attention of anyone higher up.