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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Raid at the club

Posted By on Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 3:38 PM

Immigration and Customs officers swept down on the Country Club of Little Rock yesterday, a source tells us, and arrested 14 to15 workers for lack of proper papers. So far, we've been unable to reach a government spokesman for the particulars and the club manager declined all comment. Our source indicates the group will be arraigned in federal court Friday afternoon. They face deportation at a minimum, but criminal charges of if fraudulent documents are involved.

Yes, shades of the big Arkadelphia raid: Many of the workers had established homes in Little Rock and their arrest and jailing leaves some families at loose ends. Some of the children may be citizens, however, if born in the U.S. The workers included long-term workers in both grounds and club jobs. We've been told that there are no families with children in which both parents were arrested.

We'll have more when and if we're able.



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