Raid bares deep divide

In New Bedford, hard lines over illegal immigration

'What this raid did, it forced us to look at the issue of illegal immigration in New Bedford for what it is,' said Phil Paleologos, co-owner of Shawmut Diner, with Marty Pittman, 2.
By Yvonne Abraham
Globe Staff / April 15, 2007

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NEW BEDFORD -- To Cindy Tapper and her friends, gathered on black-upholstered banquettes at Shawmut Diner on a recent morning, the cause of New Bedford's economic woes was laid bare by a March 6 raid on a waterfront leather-goods factory and the arrest of 361 suspected illegal immigrants. (Full article: 1419 words)

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