Wednesday, February 25, 2009
ICE conducted an immigration raid, arresting 28 immigrants at a manufacturing plant in Bellingham, Washington. Click here. This was the first major immigration raid during the Obama administration and has sparked protest from immigrant rights advocates. Rumors have been percolating on the internet for a week or so on a possible ICE raid in Minnesota.
Change we can believe in?
CITIZEN ORANGE reports that, during Congressional testimony on Wednesday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano was asked by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) about the ICE raid in Washington. Napolitano said she had not heard about the raid in advance and was surprised to find out about it that morning. (What a morning for the Secretary!) In her testimony, she said enforcement should target employers and felonious criminals. not target workers. Napolitano has ordered a review of the Washingon raid. For a full AP report, click here.
This is shaping up as a test for the new Obama administration on immigration law and enforcement.