Friday, February 8, 2008
There has been another major immigration raid in Southern California, with possibly 100 people detained in Van Nuys. For the La Opinion report (in Spanish), click here.
UPDATE: Civil rights groups filed a petition in federal court on Feb. 15 seeking a restraining order against immigration officials who allegedly blocked workers detained in a raid at a Van Nuys manufacturing plant from consulting with their attorneys. When the workers were interviewed by federal agents their attorneys were not allowed to be present, according to the petition filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, the National Lawyers Guild and the National Immigration Law Center. The petition says workers were told they did not need attorneys even after they asked for one. Department of Justice attorneys are reviewing the claim. The action comes a week after agents swept through Micro Solutions Enterprises, arresting 130 workers on immigration violations.