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He was too immersed in his early morning routine at work to be alarmed by the chopper’s spotlight piercing the darkness above him. It wasn’t until he heard a co-worker’s frantic words that Gilberto Lopez Gonzalez knew something terrifying loomed.

”We never thought it was a raid until one of the workers came running and shouted ‘Immigration is here!’ ” Lopez said.

The 27-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico and co-workers at the Shipley Do-Nuts complex in Houston were in the break room sipping coffee and greeting each other before clocking in at 5 a.m. April 16. At the same time, dozens of vehicles and teams of federal agents were swarming the Shipley facility for a full-scale immigration crackdown.

Now, two weeks later, workers and family members caught in the raid are speaking out for the first time about their unraveled lives and deflated dreams.

Lopez and 19 other Shipley workers were taken into custody during the raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Eight have since posted bond and are fighting government efforts to deport them.

ICE officials Tuesday said most of the 20 Shipley workers are still in custody and are facing deportation.

6 Responses to “Sob Story: Raid Unraveled Lives and Deflated Dreams”
  1. BEADALONG says:

    Wouldn’t it be absolutely fantastic if our MSM/LSM would address ALL the legal citizens who lost their jobs as well and why? Is it too much to ask? Our MSM were supposed to be OUR watchdogs and were supposed to be our infomers after all. Shame on their black souls!

  2. NoYouCant says:

    “something terrifying loomed”…..oh brother.

    I’ve got a question…was the 27 year old from mexico, “too immersed in his early morning routine at work to be alarmed by the chopper?s spotlight piercing the darkness above him.” Or was he “in the break room sipping coffee and greeting each other before clocking in at 5 a.m. April 16.”

    You journalists crack me up! Scumbags!

  3. Rob Chapman says:

    Boo-Frigging-Hoo.

    BEADALONG said it all: It would be great is the American MSM would show interest and support for OUR best interests’ instead of those of illegal invaders.

    Go back to your own country and work to overcome YOUR problems in YOUR nation instead of coming here and destroying ours.

    Now beat it!

  4. Angel says:

    I actually refuse to read their SOB stories because of the hidden manipulation behind them. A law breaker is a law breaker. Karma works in just that way. If you purposely do something wrong or bad you send out negative vibrations, and it comes back to you in another negative way.

  5. Faye says:

    “Shame on their black souls!”

    I couldn’t read all of it. I’m going back to Santa Claus. Eddie B’s bucket must be out for cleaning.

  6. BEADALONG says:

    Thanks Rob Chapman.

    Yup Angel, I hate these sob stories.

    Good one Faye!

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