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Operation Return to Sender

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Real World, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    If anything, ICE has a sense of humor. They named their recent raid in California "Operation Return to Sender", sorry, but I couldn't contain my laughter when I read that. In all seriousness, it seems they were targeting criminals and found 750, out of the 2.5 million illegals that are in that state.

    California Latinos fearful after immigration raids

    Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:13pm ET
    By Tim Gaynor

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cook Rosa Maria Salazar's eyes dart anxiously to the door as customers file into the Salvadoran cafe in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles.

    "We're terrified. The police could come for us at any time and deport us," she said in Spanish earlier this week as diners fingered maize tortillas stuffed with beans and pork scratchings and chatted softly.

    The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.

    The-seven day Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep, dubbed "Operation Return to Sender," targeted jails across five counties in the Los Angeles area, where police took 423 of what they called "criminal aliens" into federal custody for deportation, after being held on charges unrelated to their immigration status.


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