Text messages, emails and phone calls have been circulating calling for a boycott of Wal-Mart stores because they are either actively conducting raids at the moment, or because they are “going to allow customs, or border patrol to conduct raids in and outside of the store property” starting on March 20th.
Despite these alerts, there have been no actual confirmations of any of these messages to be true.
The San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) met on Monday, March 8th and discussed if anyone knew the source of these messages.
According to Pedro Rios, the American Friends Service Committee of San Diego (AFSC) spoke with ICE officials and Wal-Mart representatives, and neither confirmed that any of this was true.
What has been confirmed has been an effort to boycott Wal-Mart to pressure the store into supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform. You can find the story at this link… http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=353167&CategoryId=12394
Although, Wal-Mart does have a history of alleged unethical practices, including nation-wide raids that occurred in 2003, we have not been able to confirm any raids that are currently taking place, or will take place in the near future.
If anyone does have any legitimate sources to confirm these rumors, please let us know. Legitimate sources can include first hand eye-witness accounts, and any other forms of documentation, such as with pictures or videos, or anything published by a credible source.
Please stay posted to our website as we will publish any news related to these messages.