Commentary: Immigration issues needs solutions, not more raids

This editorial appeared in The Bellingham Herald.

The recent immigration raid at Yamato Engine Specialists is a failure on many levels.

It disrupted an important local business with many employees. It "rounded up" more than two dozen hard-working people in our community. And it did nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigration in to the United States.

The arrest of 28 suspected illegal immigrants in Bellingham, Wash., is meaningless in the larger scheme of the immigration struggle in the United States. We take care to remember, and you should too, that despite the heated debate since the raid the business' owners and those arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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