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February 11, 2009

Don't Stay and Don't Go

Federal immigration agents have stepped up immigration raids. 400 workers were arrested at a meat packing plant in Iowa, 600 at the Howard Industries Manufacturing plant in Mississippi, and those are just some of the largest - there have been many others.

Flor was among those picked up at the Howard Industries plant in Laurel, Miss. She's now wearing an ankle bracelet that allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to monitor her movement while she awaits a hearing that could lead to her deportation. Flor is from Mexico, but her children were born in the U.S. She'd rather leave voluntarily, but Flor has been told she can't leave the state. She talks to Dick Gordon about the day of the raid, her hopes for the future, and how she and her husband are getting by financially while they wait.

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