Rocked By An Immigration Raid, One Family Fears Separation After 20 Years In North Texas

The family was caught up in the single largest ICE raid in a decade.

By Stella M. ChavezSeptember 18, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KERA:

Miguel Oliva Esquivel was outside at work when he heard a helicopter flying overhead.

“What’s with the helicopter?” he wondered.

“En eso quedó porque tenía yo cuatro, cuatro atrás de mí,” he recalled. “Dice muévase para adentro.”

Four U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were behind him.

“Go inside,” one of them said.

“Quién es?” Esquivel asked who they were.

“Immigration. Go inside.”

“En eso quedó porque tenía yo cuatro, cuatro atrás de mí,” he recalled. “Dice muévase para adentro.”

Four U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were behind him.

“Go inside,” one of them said.

“Quién es?” Esquivel asked who they were.

“Immigration. Go inside.”

ICE arrested 159 people on immigration violations on Aug. 28 at Load Trail, a trailer factory, in the northeast Texas town of Sumner. Officials have said the raid was the largest at a single site in a decade. Five people were released for humanitarian reasons. And as of last week, 98 had been released on bond.

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