Last week, federal officials conducted a series of pre-dawn raids, rounding up 195 illegal immigrants at restaurants in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The raid came as part of an action against a nationwide cleaning contractor, Rosenbaum-Cunningham International Inc. The company contracts with restaurant chains and other hospitality venues, including ESPN Zone and the House of Blues.
This blogger was interviewed by the Orange County Register about the raids:
“This is not a humane or pragmatic way of solving an economic problem, let alone a social problem,” Irvine immigration lawyer Angelo Paparelli said Thursday after learning of the raids. Paparelli said while he doesn’t criticize ICE for cracking down on illegal immigration, he believes in a comprehensive solution to the problem rather than this piecemeal raid-by-raid approach.

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