Patrick endures rough spell
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March 8: Patrick attacks tactics used by federal officials following an immigration raid and the arrest of 361 people at a New Bedford factory. Patrick protested the decision to fly 90 of the detained workers from Massachusetts to Harlingen, Texas, before state social workers had a chance to inquire about their child-care needs, potentially leaving many children with inadequate care. He also dispatched a group of social service officials to Texas. At left, Melissa Carranza, 5, whose parents were detained, waited at a table during a press conference at St. James Church in New Bedford Wednesday.
March 8: Patrick attacks tactics used by federal officials following an immigration raid and the arrest of 361 people at a New Bedford factory. Patrick protested the decision to fly 90 of the detained workers from Massachusetts to Harlingen, Texas, before state social workers had a chance to inquire about their child-care needs, potentially leaving many children with inadequate care. He also dispatched a group of social service officials to Texas. At left, Melissa Carranza, 5, whose parents were detained, waited at a table during a press conference at St. James Church in New Bedford Wednesday.
(Essdras M Suarez / Globe Staff)