Raids on Immigrants – Full Post
January 3rd, 2008
by Ed Kent
[Reports of raids on suspected undocumented immigrants in the dark of night remind me of nothing more than the comparable late night raids on welfare families thru the 1960s to catch a “man in the house” which was grounds for denying welfare on the assumption that he could and should be a bread winner. The problem in those days as today was that many men could not find employment, so many a husband and father was driven into the streets and away from his family. I worked for a year with the latter while a student at Union Theological Seminary and so have a graphic sense of the damage being done to African American and Latino families then.