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INB 12/30/07: Detainee Killed in Workplace Accident

Immigration News Briefs
Vol. 10, No. 32 – December 30, 2007

1. Detainee Killed in Workplace Accident
2. Raids Hit Hawai’i
3. Connecticut Nonprofit Raided
4. Vigil at NYC Detention Center
5. March, Vigil at Texas Detention Center
6. Phoenix: Pro-Immigrant Activists March
7. ICE Chief Confirmed

*1. DETAINEE KILLED IN WORKPLACE ACCIDENT

On Dec. 5, Cesar Gonzales-Baeza, a Mexican immigration detainee at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California, was electrocuted when the jackhammer he was using struck a high-voltage power line. Gonzales-Baeza was transferred to the University of Southern California Medical Center’s burn unit, where he died on Dec. 7. The accident took place while Baeza and another detainee were moving fence posts as part of a voluntary program that allows detainees to earn $1 a day or extra visiting hours in exchange for performing kitchen, janitorial or other light work. […]

Read the full article:
http://immigrationnewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2007/12/inb-123007-detainee-killed-in-workplace.html

Immigration from Mexico projected to rise 10% as NAFTA agriculture section goes into effect:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/12/31/18469478.php

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