There is an in-depth story at: http://www.boston.co…
The current count is reported as follows:
137 still in locked custody, mostly in Texas
146 released, but with pending immigration cases and bonds
36 released at the factory [no status given]
The Michael Bianco factory reports:
“He has hired about 135 replacement employees.”Bailey said. “He would like to hire more, but he can’t find them. Finding peple with experience hasn’t been easy. We’re still working on a way to keep this factory open.”
So, for those who claimed that the immigrant workers were “taking American jobs” and that unemployed citizens would snap up these factory jobs – it has not happened, at least 250 jobs are apparently still unfilled almost 3 months later.
It would be too bad if New Bedford lost that factory – I am told it is one of their largest employers. And maybe a bad job with a callous employer is better than no job at all.
As to Greater Boston Legal Services, they are so straight out that most are working 6 day weeks on the cases resulting – immigration, improver removal across state lines, and violations of employment law by Michael Bianco.