Top Immigration Enforcement Official Arrested After Allegedly Hiring Illegal Aliens to Clean Her Home

Affidavit:Border Official Hired Illegal Immigrants
Friday, December 05, 2008
By Staff, Associated Press
Boston - A top Homeland Security official in Boston has been accused of repeatedly hiring illegal immigrants to clean her home.

Lorraine Henderson, the regional director of Homeland Security, Customs, and Border Protection, was arrested Friday at her home in Salem. She was expected to appear in federal court later Friday.

Henderson is responsible for stopping illegal aliens from entering the country through the Port of Boston.

But according to an affidavit, for several years Henderson employed a Brazilian housekeeper who was an illegal immigrant. She also allegedly hired two other illegal immigrants, even after fellow agents warned her it was against the law.

Henderson was arrested after one of the women wore a wire and recorded Henderson telling the woman to "be careful" because once you're deported, "you will never be back."

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