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12.12.06

Some Area Children Without Parents After Raid

Teresa Martinez picked up her niece after sister-in-law picked up in raid. Teresa Martinez picked up her niece after sister-in-law picked up in raid.

Not long after the raid, family and friends of those involved went to the schools there to pick up their kids. 

NewsChannel 10's Blaire Arvin spoke with several of those parents.


Tonight, children of those involved in the raid are either with family or friends.

All day students who attend Cactus Elementary, Dumas Junior High and High School were picked up by their loved ones.
   

Teresa Martinez came to get her sister-in-law's seven-year-old daughter. Martinez says her sister-in-law is here illegally and was involved in the raid. Martinez was worried about her niece, like several other parents we spoke with.  "I feel sorry for the daughter, I feel sorry for her, she's just trying to work and this happened.   Imagine what the daughter is going through."

Mayra Perez is a parent, and a Swift employee, "It breaks my heart, it's very bad, I can't explain how I'm feeling, it's bad what they are doing."

Margarita Galindo is a parent that works at Swift, she is taking in the child of a co-worker who tonight, has no idea where her mother is, "She'll be staying with us until her mother lets us know what's going to be...it's going to be sad mostly because of this time of year."

We also spoke with the superintendent of schools. He tells us hopefully everything we'll be back to normal tomorrow, so students can get back on track.
   

 

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