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Thu May 22 2008 (Updated 05/29/08)
Local ICE Raids: Five Detained in Watsonville, Two in Capitola
Thu May 22 2008 (Updated 05/29/08)
25 People Arrested By ICE in Watsonville, Capitola, Seaside, Salinas and San Jose
danielsan writes, "Migrawatch heard about it first, sending a message Tuesday night to be on alert. Turns out five people were disappeared by the Feds in Watsonville, plus two in Capitola, fifteen in Seaside, two in Salinas, and another in San Jose. As always, they claim they are selectively targeting dangerous criminals and those who have defied orders to be deported, yet the Santa Cruz Sentinel quotes Lori Haley of ICE, saying "Six of the people arrested had criminal convictions." What about the other nineteen people?

"That proportion isn't the exception, either. In fact it's the rule: so far in 2008, only 300 out of 1,620 human beings arrested are called "criminal aliens" by the Senile. So for every "criminal" that ICE picks up, four more people are the acceptable colateral damage." Read More

see also: ICE Raids Update on May 29th in Watsonville | Denouncing ICE Raids Press Conference and Rally on May 30th in Santa Cruz
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