On the morning of March 6, 2007, the New Bedford, MA community was devastated by one of the nation’s largest immigration raids. By the end of the day, 361 workers of the Michael Bianco factory were facing deportation, and all but a small number were detained and separated from their families. An estimated 100-200 children were separated from their parents.
Of 361 arrested on March 6, 2007:
15-30 have been deported
at least 1 has left following a grant of voluntary departure
150-170 have been released and are facing deportation
40-50 remain detained in MA and RI
120-140 remain detained in Texas