These folks are here to work. They mostly also do jobs nobody else wants to do. The vast majority are not refugees, but in fact come to the U.S. because of the allure of U.S. jobs. And then to treat the this way is unconscionable.
What happened to these workers and their families is heartbreaking. And it has been injurious to an entire community.
After Paris immigration raid, Can a community come together? By Emily Foxhall |
PARIS — When he heard the helicopter, Juan Esquivel was halfway through his 6 a.m. shift at Load Trail, a northeast Texas trailer manufacturer. Maybe someone needed a medical evacuation, he thought.
"We came to do one thing, and that's work," Esquivel said. "We were in Honey Grove. Nothing can go wrong."