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    Immigration Raid in Small Washington Town Shakes Residents

    Immigration Raid in Small Washington Town Shakes Residents

    Published January 22, 2011

    Immigration agents raided several mobile home parks in Ellensberg, Wash. early Thursday, arresting more than two dozen immigrants and leaving many children without immediate childcare, residents said.

    More than 200 people turned out at a central Washington church to discuss the raids. Those attending the meeting included faculty members and students from the hometown Central Washington University.

    "I have children. How would I feel if it happened to me and they snatched me and sent me somewhere and left my kids behind?" said attendee Raymond Hall, CWU professor of African-American folklore. "Especially if the reason I came here in the first place was to make a better life for them."

    Many Latinos in the community nervously hid behind closed doors Friday following the raids, which occurred Thursday at three mobile home parks.

    Thirty people were arrested or detained, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sixteen of those were being held on immigration violations at a detention center.

    Two ICE agents apprehend an undocumented person.

    Another fourteen people — including 13 women, one of them pregnant, and a man who is a longtime church pastor — made initial court appearances Friday on charges of using false documents or falsely claiming U.S. citizenship, One was charged with re-entry into the United States after deportation.

    In a statement, ICE officials said the investigation centered on the manufacture and purchase of counterfeit identity and employment documents.

    However, as of Friday, none of those arrested faced those charges, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Rice said.

    "Those who create and sell fraudulent documents compromise our nation's legal identification system and provide counterfeit identities to those who may otherwise be ineligible to live or work legally in the United States," said Leigh Winchell, special agent in charge of the agency's Homeland Security Investigations in Washington state.

    In Yakima, tearful relatives, some holding sleeping babies, looked on in court, as a toddler happily crawled on the floor.

    "All of our friends are in there, our families, our extended families," said Helen Lopez. "It's our whole community. And it's all of our women — mothers."

    Lopez and her husband, Armando, were still searching for his sister, who was being held on an immigration violation. They now are caring for the sister's two young children along with their own four children.

    Ricardo Gonzalez, 17, fought tears as he watched immigration agents lead away his mother and father in handcuffs, minutes after entering the family's mobile home in the early morning raid.

    Gonzalez said agents also briefly handcuffed Gonzalez and his 15-year-old and 19-year-old brothers.

    "My heart was destroyed. I knew my life wasn't going to be the same," he said. "I felt bad for my older brother, because he's almost 20 and he has to take care of a family now."

    Silvia Barrientos said the trailer park where the raid happened is now empty.

    "Very few are left," she said. "They know Mexicans live in the trailer park, and here the agents came."

    Barrientos' husband was preparing to go to work when police and immigration agents arrived at the trailer park with guns drawn. She said they were shouting orders and knocking down doors, including her brother-in-law's.

    "They're saying they're criminals. They're not criminals," Barrientos said.

    Barrientos said her brother-in-law, Gilberto, and his wife were arrested and authorities didn't tell her why.

    She said Gilberto Barrientos has been a pastor at the Iglesia Pentecostal Monte Sinai, a local church for the Latino Community, for more than 10 years. Friday afternoon, several church members gathered in the church's basement to talk about the raid.

    Barrientos said she was asked to take in Gilberto's 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter, whom she described as being petrified. On Friday afternoon, a family friend had taken them out to distract them. She said they were afraid to go to school.

    Michelle Bibich, principal at Morgan Middle School, said no agents showed up at the school Thursday, but that word spread quickly about the raids, worrying the students. About 13 percent of the school's 700 students are Hispanic.

    "Our kids, regardless of race and ethnicity, were concerned for their friends and their friends' families," Bibich said. "It was pretty traumatic."

    David Ayala, organizing director for Seattle-based OneAmerica, the state's largest immigrant advocacy group, said his group is sending volunteers to help the families deal with the raid's aftermath.

    "It's sad how this happened," Ayala said. "The crimes these people are accused of ... they are crimes done because they want to work."

    This is based on a story by The Associated Press.

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    "It's sad how this happened," Ayala said. "The crimes these people are accused of ... they are crimes done because they want to work."
    The citizens of this country want work also and they are legally entitled to work here.
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    SOB!SOB!SOB! I hope more of these raids continue and they feel real scared and uncomfortable. Maybe then they will think of a way to go back home. I do not feel sorry for them and no sob story is going to EVER change my mind. No with these Mexican trucks being allowed on our roads, it will make things more difficult and I think that there will be more anger among Americans. Sometimes I feel like we are going to have an all out war with these people. I seems like Obamajenidad is trying everything in his power to make us angry. He knows people will not like it because we had a fit over the last time they talked of doing this. I think he WANTS civil disobedience in this country so he can use Marshall law to contain us. I would put nothing past this fraud and the evil Soros.

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    They should charge the parents with child endangerment. They knew the risk. They are the ones responsible for putting their children in this position.

    "I have children. How would I feel if it happened to me and they snatched me and sent me somewhere and left my kids behind?" said attendee Raymond Hall, CWU professor of African-American folklore. "Especially if the reason I came here in the first place was to make a better life for them."
    Every adult is responsible for their own actions and decisions. Every parent wants a better life for their children. That does not make it ok to break laws.

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    What an excellent story. Go ICE.
    My heart was especially warmed by the arrest of 13 women, one of them pregnant.
    Don't get me wrong. Just we don't need anymore jackpot brats.
    My emotions are filled with joy these illegal aliens going home.
    After all "theres no place like home."
    Get it done and Next!

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    Very strange for ICE to make this style raid , I was under the impression Dumbomba and nappy stopped them?

    Of course maybe those 2 dolts are getting half a clue

    You have to put fear into these people , they have to be afraid to live here, to come here illegally , to work here.

    We have enough of our own problems in this country without worrying about foreign illegal nationals.

    They want to come here and make anchor babies , they can live with the consequences. No way should an anchor protect them or alter their illegal status

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    Send the pregnant lady home first. One less jackpot baby.

    No tears from me - it's their own danged fault for breaking our laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justthefacts
    You have to put fear into these people , they have to be afraid to live here, to come here illegally , to work here.
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    What these people don't understand is that it starts out small and everyone is freaked out. So, they stop enforcing the law because of all the poor babies without parents. Eventually, the raid is for felons, murderers and rapists.

    They have statistics about how letting these people commit their little crimes only makes them commit bolder crimes until they ramp up to drunk driving, molesting kids and the litany of crimes they commit in this country. All in the name of trying to find a better life for themselves.

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    Re: Immigration Raid in Small Washington Town Shakes Residen

    [quote="stevetheroofer"]Immigration Raid in Small Washington Town Shakes Residents

    Published January 22, 2011

    Immigration agents raided several mobile home parks in Ellensberg, Wash. early Thursday, arresting more than two dozen immigrants and leaving many children without immediate childcare, residents said.

    More than 200 people turned out at a central Washington church to discuss the raids. Those attending the meeting included faculty members and students from the hometown Central Washington University.

    "I have children. How would I feel if it happened to me and they snatched me and sent me somewhere and left my kids behind?" said attendee Raymond Hall, CWU professor of African-American folklore. "Especially if the reason I came here in the first place was to make a better life for them."

    Many Latinos in the community nervously hid behind closed doors Friday following the raids, which occurred Thursday at three mobile home parks.

    Thirty people were arrested or detained, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sixteen of those were being held on immigration violations at a detention center.

    Two ICE agents apprehend an undocumented person.

    Another fourteen people — including 13 women, one of them pregnant, and a man who is a longtime church pastor — made initial court appearances Friday on charges of using false documents or falsely claiming U.S. citizenship, One was charged with re-entry into the United States after deportation.

    In a statement, ICE officials said the investigation centered on the manufacture and purchase of counterfeit identity and employment documents.

    However, as of Friday, none of those arrested faced those charges, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Rice said.

    "Those who create and sell fraudulent documents compromise our nation's legal identification system and provide counterfeit identities to those who may otherwise be ineligible to live or work legally in the United States," said Leigh Winchell, special agent in charge of the agency's Homeland Security Investigations in Washington state.

    In Yakima, tearful relatives, some holding sleeping babies, looked on in court, as a toddler happily crawled on the floor.

    "All of our friends are in there, our families, our extended families," said Helen Lopez. "It's our whole community. And it's all of our women — mothers."

    Lopez and her husband, Armando, were still searching for his sister, who was being held on an immigration violation. They now are caring for the sister's two young children along with their own four children.

    Ricardo Gonzalez, 17, fought tears as he watched immigration agents lead away his mother and father in handcuffs, minutes after entering the family's mobile home in the early morning raid.

    Gonzalez said agents also briefly handcuffed Gonzalez and his 15-year-old and 19-year-old brothers.

    "My heart was destroyed. I knew my life wasn't going to be the same," he said. "I felt bad for my older brother, because he's almost 20 and he has to take care of a family now."

    Silvia Barrientos said the trailer park where the raid happened is now empty.

    "Very few are left," she said. "They know Mexicans live in the trailer park, and here the agents came."

    Barrientos' husband was preparing to go to work when police and immigration agents arrived at the trailer park with guns drawn. She said they were shouting orders and knocking down doors, including her brother-in-law's.

    "They're saying they're criminals. They're not criminals," Barrientos said.

    Barrientos said her brother-in-law, Gilberto, and his wife were arrested and authorities didn't tell her why.

    She said Gilberto Barrientos has been a pastor at the Iglesia Pentecostal Monte Sinai, a local church for the Latino Community, for more than 10 years. Friday afternoon, several church members gathered in the church's basement to talk about the raid.

    Barrientos said she was asked to take in Gilberto's 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter, whom she described as being petrified. On Friday afternoon, a family friend had taken them out to distract them. She said they were afraid to go to school.

    Michelle Bibich, principal at Morgan Middle School, said no agents showed up at the school Thursday, but that word spread quickly about the raids, worrying the students. About 13 percent of the school's 700 students are Hispanic.

    "Our kids, regardless of race and ethnicity, were concerned for their friends and their friends' families," Bibich said. "It was pretty traumatic."

    David Ayala, organizing director for Seattle-based OneAmerica, the state's largest immigrant advocacy group, said his group is sending volunteers to help the families deal with the raid's aftermath.

    "It's sad how this happened," Ayala said. "The crimes these people are accused of ... they are crimes done because they want to work."

    This is based on a story by The Associated Press.

    Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politi ... tion-raid-

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    way to go Ice
    as for the work the American ar e first at all jobs Not Mexico or any
    other country .
    Raid in same town go . go shakes the Residents up
    well you all should Have stay the hell In Mexico .
    arrested them all * ship them all the hell home
    I don't feel sorry for any of you .
    No Amnesty
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