Immigrants who witnessed immigration raid speak out

Published: Aug. 29, 2018 at 11:25 PM CDT
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Today, people who were arrested or had family members arrested during the immigration raid yesterday finally spoke out.

One woman, undocumented, who didn't want her identity revealed said she was one of five women arrested during yesterdays raid.

All five were set free since they have young children, and nobody to care for them.

She said, "we were very scared since nobody knew what was happening, nobody imagined this would happen, so long working at the plant and we've never seen anything like that".

After hearing about Tuesday's raid attorneys from all over Texas showed up at the Iglesia Evangelica Filadelfia church in Paris to provide free legal counseling to those who were affected.

Throughout the day more than 30 people who were either arrested or whose loved ones were, took advantage of the service. This included people like Sandra Lopez.

Her husband was arrested and she has not seen or heard from him since.

Lopez said, "to know that we know nothing about him, where he is, where they've taken him, we don't even have the financial means to pay his bond".

Another person, Nora, who doesn't want to reveal her last name has three family members who worked at the manufacturing plant.

When they texted her about what was going on she rushed to the plant and saw the raid in process.

Minutes before our interview she got information that immigration agents were still in the area.

"Just now not even 15 minutes ago I got news from a family affected by the raid that immigration agents went to her house, trying to get into her house".

Lopez is hoping to see her husband again, "we depend on my husband, and well now we're alone".