Friday, March 14, 2008

Ice Raids in Arkansas

March 10, 2008, 11:03AM
Immigrants Target of Ark. Police Raids

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press

ROGERS, Ark. — Hispanic immigrant workers who toil on red-clay construction sites and cut flesh from bone on poultry plant lines in northwest Arkansas, helping to fuel the region's economic growth, say they've become targets for local police who are conducting raids once left to a few federal agents stationed here.

After changes in state and federal law, local police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers throughout Arkansas can help enforce federal immigration laws. Recent raids in northwestern Arkansas rounded up a handful of illegal immigrants _ but even those with a legal right to be in the United States face questions.

"It feels like it is dangerous to be Hispanic," activist Jim Miranda said...

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