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[17 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Arpaio raids AZ City Hall

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio made headlines again yesterday, raiding City Hall and the Main Library in Mesa, Arizona for illegal immigrants hired to clean the facilities. The raid further escalated already tense relations between Arpaio and city officials as well as Mesa Police Chief George Gascón. Only thee individuals were arrested at the library for forged identification to gain employment with the cleaning company, reported  the NYT.
Arpaio, known for his hard stance on illegal immigration, is running for reelection this year, running against Democrat Dan Saban. Click to …

Detention, Enforcement, Policy, Raids »

[16 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
The Gazette: ICE releases raid costs to Rep. Bruce Braley

A formal request made by a congressman is apparently the only way Immigration and Customs Enforcement would release a breakdown of expenses it incurred during the Postville immigration raid, wrote Trish Mehaffey of the The Gazette in Iowa.
The Gazette obtained records of financial expenses through Freedom of Information requests, but ICE only sent a brief one-page summary with the total and no breakdown. The article ran Wednesday with the expenses reported as $5,211,092 as of Aug. 21.

This is a sentiment shared by many journalists reporting on immigration who have …

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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

ICE arrested about 300 workers Tuesday in a raid at the Columbia Farms poultry processing plant in Greenville, South Carolina. The result was part of a 10-month investigation into the plant’s employment practices. According to CNN, about 58 of those arrested were allowed to return home for humanitarian reasons, and in addition, had resulted in criminal charges being filed against 11 supervisors and a human resources manager.
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[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
Largest workplace raid… again

Laurel, Miss. replaces Postville, Iowa, as the biggest workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, with nearly 600 people arrested. Of those, about 100 were given tracking bracelets. Nearly 475 detainees are said to have been transferred to an ICE detention facility in Jena, Louisiana. The raid occurred at Howard Industries, the largest employer in Jones County. According to an ICE spokesperson, the raid was the result of a three-year investigation upon being tipped off by a union member. Those arrested included citizens of Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Honduras, …