Federal Agents Arrest 63 Immigrants In Bay Area Raids

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Immigrant rights groups say they're outraged that federal agents arrested more than 60 people in raids on 11 Bay Area restaurants.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says its agents arrested 63 illegal immigrants Friday at El Balazo restaurants in San Francisco, San Ramon, Lafayette, Concord, Pleasanton and Danville.

Sixty-two of the people arrested were from Mexico and one was
from Guatemala. All of them were photographed, fingerprinted and
interviewed before ten women and one man were quickly released for
various reasons.

The raids came a day after immigrant advocates marched on May Day to call for the legalization of undocumented workers.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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