Factory raid sparks crisis for families -Concern expressed for children

Providence Journal

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Advocacy groups and public officials yesterday
decried "a humanitarian crisis" that they say has torn families apart
and left dozens of children adrift while their parents remain in federal
detention following Tuesday's federal raid of a local textile plant.

Immigration agents from around the country seized 327 workers - most of
them women - at the Michael Bianco Inc. plant on West Rodney French
Boulevard. Predominantly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the
detainees are all charged with being in the country illegally and face