DHS still won’t release names of arrestees in 2006 Bellingham immigration raid

August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

from BELLINGHAM HERALD

Nearly four years after the federal government raided a Bellingham business and arrested 26 alleged illegal immigrants, who they are remains a mystery to the public. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has finally provided basic details about what officials say are Mexican nationals who shouldn’t have been in the country working at Northwest Health Care Linen. Most of them returned to Mexico – either voluntarily or by deportation – but the status of the other eight is unclear. The lack of detail is a common back and forth debate between the media and federal officials, who spar over the right to information in a time when illegal immigration is at the forefront of national discourse.

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