Tuesday, July 22, 2008

INB 7/20/08: Raids Protested in Rhode Island, Colorado

Immigration News Briefs
Vol. 11, No. 17 - July 20, 2008

1. Rhode Island Court Raids Protested
2. Colorado Concrete Company Raided

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On July 15 at 5pm, 50 agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and 12 detectives from the Rhode Island state police simultaneously raided all six of the state's courthouses, arresting 31 immigrants employed as maintenance workers by two contractors hired by the state. Those arrested were 16 women and 15 men, immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Mexico. [Providence Journal 7/17/08] [...]

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