Federal immigration agents notified state officials months in advance of its plans for a massive illegal immigration raid in New Bedford. But they prohibited them from alerting the Department of Social Services -- the agency charged with caring for the workers' children -- until just days before. Kurt Schwartz with the state's Executive Office of Public Safety says D-S-S Commissioner Harry Spence wasn't told until four days before the raid.
At that time, Schwartz couldn't tell Spence the exact location, only that it would be in southeast Massachusetts.
And Spence was banned from telling any employees until after the raid began.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
The Globe Should Read the AP
They missed some key information. They paint a he-said-she-said story, but the facts are clear to some reporters...