California Latinos fearful after immigration raids
Cook Rosa Maria Salazar's eyes dart anxiously to the door as customers file into the Salvadoran cafe in a heavily Hispanic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles.
"We're terrified. The police could come for us at any time and deport us," she said in Spanish earlier this week as diners fingered maize tortillas stuffed with beans and pork scratchings and chatted softly.
The 55-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is among many Hispanics deeply shaken by recent immigration raids at the heart of Latino communities in southern California.
This is just unacceptable. It started with the use of fingerprinting (where burglars and robbers had to worry) and moved to the use of DNA evidence (where murderers and rapists had to really worry) and now even the illegal aliens have cause for concern?
Where is this nation's compassion when our criminals have to live their lives in fear of being caught for their crimes?
On a serious note, look what the affect of some actual enforcement is. If it were sustained enforcement our illegal alien problem would be no more.