"Never before had so many workers -- 230 -- been detained or arrested. Never before had the fallout of the raid created so much fear and distrust among so many."
In Iowa, one Latina teen said she thought the raids had an effect on her community as profound as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "When 9/11 came along, everyone remembered it," said Isis Diaz, a 14-year-old freshman. "I think everyone will remember this."
DHS insists it hasn't arrested a single person who was working legally in the U.S. But we've been hearing otherwise. A memo yesterday prepared by one Minnesota lawyer following the Worthington raid said at least one U.S. citizen had been swept up and was being detained. And Priscilla Falcon, a professor at the University of Northern Colorado, told me yesterday afternoon that she knew of students whose parents were legal U.S. residents, but were nonetheless detained after the Greeley, Colo. raid, which netted over 260 arrests total.