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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/ 4/2011

Illegal document mill busted in Va.

By Caitlin Gibson

A so-called "document mill" in Sugarland that provided hundreds or perhaps thousands of fraudulent IDs to illegal immigrants was shut down last week by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Gang Intelligent Unit, the sheriff said.

Four Salvadoran citizens were taken into custody, authorities said. Police found evidence of at least 500 fraudulent documents including work visas, driver's licenses, social security cards, permanent resident cards, work authorization cards and photographs of several possible customers, according to the Sheriff's Office. The facility contained enough materials to make several thousand more fake documents, police said. Authorities also seized computers, two vehicles and more than $2,000 in cash.

Santos Felipe Abrego-Archila, 37, his brother, Jose Alfredo Abrego-Archila, 35, and Jesus Orellane-Mena, 37, were charged with manufacturing fraudulent documents, according to authorities. Santos Abrego-Archila and Orellana-Mena were previously deported, police said, while Jose Alfredo Abrego-Archila had an expired temporary protective status. The three men are being held in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond and will likely face additional charges, police said.

An illegal immigrant, Ana Mirian Marroquin-Alvarado, 41, was also arrested at the scene and was surrendered to ICE officials, according to authorities. She was not charged in relation to the case, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the Sheriff's Office.

By Caitlin Gibson  | February 4, 2011; 11:58 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun  
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Its a shame that they were deported previously.

Can we deport them back in a pinebox, or a hefty bag?

Posted by: Robbnitafl | February 4, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

In accordance with Obama's SofU address, these fellows deserve citizenship. They were probably brought here by their parents years ago, have been working and contributing to society, etc. The fact that they are back here after previously being deported shows how fervently they desire freedom in the USA.....How can we deny this basic human right to these people? We need an Egyptian style revolution.

Posted by: tnulta | February 4, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Thank you thank you thank you to the fine men and women of the Loudoun County Sheriffs Office.

Posted by: menopausequeen | February 4, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I hope law enforcement can track down the recipents of the documents so they too can be deported.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 4, 2011 1:15 PM | Report abuse

In accordance with Obama's SofU address, these fellows deserve citizenship. They were probably brought here by their parents years ago, have been working and contributing to society, etc. The fact that they are back here after previously being deported shows how fervently they desire freedom in the USA.....How can we deny this basic human right to these people? We need an Egyptian style revolution.

Posted by: tnulta |


And the Bush administration wanted to give work visas to illegal immigrants. Several presidents have neglected the immigration issue going all the way back to Carter and Reagan allowing Cuban political prisoners in the early 80's. You cant blame any single one. This problem is bigger than Obama.

Posted by: ged0386 | February 4, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused. How can one be previously deported yet be back in the US??

This arrest sounds like it could lead to so much more...thanks to LoCo for stopping it when they did. Get rid of this trash!!

Posted by: aktotlykrzy | February 4, 2011 2:41 PM | Report abuse

What took the Sheriff's Dept so long? The illegals know how to by-pass the system, making fraudulent documents that have circulated way past Virginia and probably into other states. Illegals know the laws are not reinforced and readily slip back in the country after having been deported. What a farce!

Posted by: cricket35 | February 4, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

When I tried to use my new work visa and social security card, I found there were at least 317 other Chiquita Banana's in Virginia!

Now I'm applying under the name Chiquita Cuccinelli. I'll see if that works.

Posted by: clitteigh | February 4, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

How can deported people be back in the country? Are you serious! Let's get over this thinking that these folks are simply jumping a fence and running across the border.

We have to stop being so stupid! This is an extensive criminal enterprise that probably goes to the highest levels of our own government like the importation of drugs. There are illegals working in this country from Maine to Alaska! I can assure you they are not simply doing landscape work or chasing cars at the home depot either.

Somebody jumping a fence and supposedly running across have no clue to find a job in Alaska, or to my surprise the eastern shore of MD or VA.

Posted by: oknow1 | February 4, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

"Illegal" means "Legal" to President Obama.

He has made "Open Borders" the rule of his law in the former United States of America (Now minus Arizona). He is a disgrace and should be impeached!

7,000 ICE agents voted "no-confidence" In Homeland IN-Security"---Janet Napolitano! Nuff said.

Proud Tea Party Member!!!

Posted by: passonfirstdown | February 4, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

"Illegal" means "Legal" to President Obama.

He has made "Open Borders" the rule of his law in the former United States of America (Now minus Arizona). He is a disgrace and should be impeached!

7,000 ICE agents voted "no-confidence" In Homeland IN-Security"---Janet Napolitano! Nuff said.

Proud Tea Party Member!!!

Posted by: passonfirstdown | February 4, 2011 7:39 PM | Report abuse

These people are evil! They could not possibly care less about America. It is, in their minds, their entitlement to rob, steal, commit identity theft, drive drunk, molest children, you name it. Until we seal the border, enforce our immigration laws, and cut off any access to financial aid or citizenship by those illegally here, we're essentially helping these thugs.

Posted by: wmpowellfan | February 4, 2011 10:55 PM | Report abuse

The MS criminal justice program has been a true blessing to me and assisted me with a better understanding of the fundamental basis and objectives of criminal justice systems. Search the internet "United Forensic College"

Posted by: delawoods | February 5, 2011 1:59 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing how racist and ignorant all you commenting here are. Do you realize that your ancestors we're also immigrants and if they would have immigrated in the present they would have faced the same issues these people are? Heck, you probably wouldn't be an American today if your people were deemed "illegal aliens" by the real owners of this land, the natives. So what makes you so much better than the current immigrants?

Posted by: commonsense261 | February 5, 2011 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Is this the same fake document mill that produced that so-called Birth certificate that resides in the vault in Hawaii--the one written in Swahili/Kenyanese??

Posted by: fregameeate | February 5, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

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