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Immigration Committee to discuss raids

The WBA Rosa Parks Committee and the MBA Immigration Law Committee present: “Human Rights In the Ice Age: A Discussion of the New Bedford Immigrant Raids” on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MBA’s Boston offices.

On March 6, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly known as the INS, raided a factory in New Bedford, arresting 350 immigrants, mostly women from Central America.

This created a legal and humanitarian crisis for the workers and for their children and families left behind. Many workers were flown to remote jails in Texas without any opportunity for legal counsel or the possibility of release upon posting of a bond. Join the WBA Rosa Parks Committee and the

MBA Immigration Law Committee for a lively and informative discussion of the struggle for the basic human rights of immigrants in a post-9/11 world. R.S.V.P. to Barbara Zimbel at (617) 603-1649.

 

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