What's an illegal immigrant gotta do to get some false paperwork around here?
Evidently, it's become more difficult now that feds have busted a trio of St. Louis-based Mexicans operating a fake-document mill that would seem to rival Kinko's in one-stop-shopping efficiency.
Resident alien cards? Check. Social security cards? We've got those too. State driver's licenses? Si senior. Foreign driver's licenses? Coming right up.
Two of the accused lab owners -- Mauricio Aparicio-Gonzalez, 24; and Mauro Martinez-Espinosa, 23 -- pled guilty yesterday. (The third, Reinaldo Pereida, 49, pled guilty last week.) Sentencing is set for May.
According to the justice department, the three schemers weren't operating independently; they seem to be part of a national ring of fake-doc peddlers offering full service to illegal immigrants across the country.
Kinda cool that visitors can come in from across the border and immediately experience U.S. capitalism at its finest.