As the Portland activist community begins to shape its response to Tuesday’s massive immigration raid at the Del Monte fruit packing plant in North Portland, activists in New Bedford, Massachusetts have offered a hand of support.
That community was devastated by a massive immigration raid in March in which over 350 people were arrested.
KBOO spoke with Corinne Williams, the Director of the Community Economic Development Center, in New Bedford, about that community’s experience with ICE Raids.
Here in Portland, immigrant rights supporters have been organizing meetings and setting up a legal aid fund for those arrested.
A Vigil for Human Rights is being planned for tomorrow in solidarity with the one-hundred-sixty-seven arrested workers. It will be in Tacoma, Washington, outside the Justice Center where the men and women are being held.
Carpools will be leaving portland from Liberty Hall, on Northeast Ivy Street, at ten am Saturday, June 15, 2007.