Today, Saturday, is the day I usually head to a local farmers’ market to pick up organic produce, yogurt, etc. Today, as ICE raids continue in Harrisburg, I took it upon myself to check in to hear if any reports of agents at the market had been reported. I am pleased to report that my sources have not heard of any activity.
On my way back to my apartment, I got to thinking that ICE will soon expand their reach into my area. They may have already, and I just don’t know.
There are reasons for concern, in my opinion. There’s a hotel, which is an industry that especially the cleaning staff, tends to rely on immigrants. There is still a place that makes hot dogs in my area, at least I think. Meat packing is an industry that makes use of immigrants as laborers. There are several warehouses in my area, and a farmers’ market.
Of course, I don’t think an ICE presence would be a real concern. The area I live in is called by many the “White Shore”. Save for an Indian and Pakistani, community that seems to be based mainly in my complex, the area I live in is almost lily-white.
Now if ICE starts going after folks in that community, there may be some opportunities to act.