Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wal-Mart Aids in Rounding Up Illegal Immigrants

Bakersfield Now [CA]
11 March 2010

Texts warn immigrants to stay away from Wal-Mart

By Sabrina Rodriguez, Eyewitness News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A text message that's been circulating among Kern County's Hispanic community is causing some concern.

The message claims that Wal-Mart gave permission for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to round up immigrants in its stores on March 20. The message adds to support the Hispanic movement by not shopping at Wal-Mart and to spread the word. [...]

The Trentonian [NJ]
16 March 2010

False word of fed immigration bust has Trenton Latinos in hiding

Staff Writer

TRENTON — It might have been bogus, but a rumor that federal agents raided a city shopping center in search of Latino illegal aliens forced many immigrants into hiding over the weekend. [...]

North County Times [Escondido, CA]
18 March 2010

REGION: Latino immigrants in a 'panic' over rumored raids
Text messages spreading rumors of immigration sweeps in local stores


Rumors spreading like wildfire in Escondido that immigration authorities are conducting large-scale operations in local Latino supermarkets and Wal-Mart stores are false, say authorities and community activists. [...]