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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Human Relations Commission on Thursday voted to ask Orange police and Latino residents to meet about problems at the Orange Park Villas apartments, the scene of a controversial immigration raid last month. The commission will solicit the support of residents, community leaders, the clergy and police to discuss problems of crime and overcrowding at the apartment complex, where many of the arrests were made.
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December 12, 1991 | BOB ELSTON and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. immigration agents, confused about their own regulations, broke federal policy at least once during a controversial Sept. 18 raid here by using city code enforcement officers to gain entry into an apartment, internal documents reveal. Memos from the regional head of the Border Patrol, obtained Wednesday through the Freedom of Information Act, contradict assertions by federal and local officials about what happened during the raid at Orange Park Villas.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
Immigrant-rights activists and residents of an apartment complex raided last month by federal immigration officials say they will demonstrate outside City Hall tonight to protest the raid. About 100 residents of the Orange Park Villas apartments will be transported by van to City Hall where they will picket before the 7 p.m. City Council meeting, said a spokesman for Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, the rights group organizing the demonstration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Human Relations Commission on Thursday voted to ask Orange police and Latino residents to meet about problems at the Orange Park Villas apartments, the scene of a controversial immigration raid last month. The commission will solicit the support of residents, community leaders, the clergy and police to discuss problems of crime and overcrowding at the apartment complex, where many of the arrests were made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 300 residents of an apartment complex that was the site of a controversial raid last month by Immigration and Naturalization Service agents picketed City Hall on Tuesday to protest what they said was the city's "collusion" with the federal officers. Chanting "No more INS raids" and "We want fair treatment," the placard-toting demonstrators, most of them residents of the Orange Park Villas apartments, protested while the City Council discussed other issues inside.
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | BOB ELSTON and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. immigration agents, confused about their own regulations, broke federal policy at least once during a controversial Sept. 18 raid here by using city code enforcement officers to gain entry into an apartment, internal documents reveal. Memos from the regional head of the Border Patrol, obtained Wednesday through the Freedom of Information Act, contradict assertions by federal and local officials about what happened during the raid at Orange Park Villas.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many of the tenants at Orange Park Villas do not have a comfortable life. In one two-bedroom apartment, an infant sleeps in a homemade hammock and beds are tucked under the stairs and in the kitchen to make room for the dozen residents. Another unit has little furniture because the two families living there do not make enough money to pay the $800-a-month rent and still buy beds for the five adults and six children.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A day after the biggest local immigration raid in years, federal officials Thursday ordered an inquiry into allegations that Border Patrol agents ran roughshod over the rights of local residents, as Latino activists denounced tactics used in the sweep. Residents of Orange Park Villas contend that authorities raided their low-income, largely Latino apartment complex at daybreak Wednesday with guns drawn, kicking down doors and threatening some residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1990 | MARY HELEN BERG
Next week, a city plan takes effect to ease parking problems caused by an overcrowded east Orange apartment complex that rents mostly to Latino immigrants. But the restrictions may do little to lift the tension caused by the infusion of a new culture into a quiet neighborhood of longtime homeowners.
NEWS
December 30, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like an aging starlet who avoids her reflection, this city has preferred memories of its old-time charm and small-town traditions to the painful glare of the present. From Orange Plaza's landmark traffic circle to the classic rolling campus of Chapman University and the fiercely guarded Victorian homes in the Old Towne area, the 103-year-old city clings to its image as a friendly place steeped in simple values and history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 300 residents of an apartment complex that was the site of a controversial raid last month by Immigration and Naturalization Service agents picketed City Hall on Tuesday to protest what they said was the city's "collusion" with the federal officers. Chanting "No more INS raids" and "We want fair treatment," the placard-toting demonstrators, most of them residents of the Orange Park Villas apartments, protested while the City Council discussed other issues inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
Immigrant-rights activists and residents of an apartment complex raided last month by federal immigration officials say they will demonstrate outside City Hall tonight to protest the raid. About 100 residents of the Orange Park Villas apartments will be transported by van to City Hall where they will picket before the 7 p.m. City Council meeting, said a spokesman for Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, the rights group organizing the demonstration.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many of the tenants at Orange Park Villas do not have a comfortable life. In one two-bedroom apartment, an infant sleeps in a homemade hammock and beds are tucked under the stairs and in the kitchen to make room for the dozen residents. Another unit has little furniture because the two families living there do not make enough money to pay the $800-a-month rent and still buy beds for the five adults and six children.
NEWS
September 20, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A day after the biggest local immigration raid in years, federal officials Thursday ordered an inquiry into allegations that Border Patrol agents ran roughshod over the rights of local residents, as Latino activists denounced tactics used in the sweep. Residents of Orange Park Villas contend that authorities raided their low-income, largely Latino apartment complex at daybreak Wednesday with guns drawn, kicking down doors and threatening some residents.
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