YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Several dozen people in central Washington are voicing their support for Latino residents who were arrested during an immigration raid in Ellensburg.
More than 50 people, many of them high school students, chanted and carried signs Tuesday as they marched in front of Yakima's federal courthouse.
17-year-old Mayra Colazo says she worries for her sister, 20-year-old Mireya Colazo, who was among those arrested during the raid of three mobile home parks last Thursday.
13 women face charges of using false documents, and three face an additional charge of falsely claiming U.S. citizenship. A man, who is a longtime pastor, has been charged with re-entry into the U.S. after deportation.
Another 16 people have been held on immigration violations at a detention center.