107 Locals Arrested in ICE Sweep - 44 Deported So Far
Santa Cruz, CA
11 Sep 2006 01:08 GMT
According to media reports, 107 people from Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Hollister have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in a sweep over Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8. Of the immigrants, mostly from Mexico, but also from El Salvador, Guatemala and India, 44 have already been deported without prior access to lawyers. The rest are currently in custody (where?). Many of those arrested in "Operation Return to Sender" have lived in the United States for the majority of their lives, have homes and U.S. born children.