(Toledo, OH) Toledo leaders will hatch a plan tonight to "adopt" the kids of anyone deported or detained in an immigration sweep.
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) is pushing a community-wide proposal to care for the kids and families of anyone detained or deported in the coming months. FLOC president Baldemar Velasquez expects raids to be conducted by ICE and the Border Patrol because of past practices by the Detroit regional office and a draft proposal from federal Homeland Security officials.
The group represents migrant farm workers and their families in Northwest Ohio. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) estimates six to ten thousand undocumented immigrants live in the region. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. at FLOC's union headquarters on Broadway.