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Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
Friday's new unemployment figures will underscore the fact that millions of Americans are either out of work or afraid they could end up that way.
Those who live in or near the town of Bellingham, Washington, the site of the Obama administration's first (and immigrant activists hope, last) workplace raid, can't be pleased to find out that they now have to compete with a couple dozen additional laborers who they assumed had been taken out of the country.
The workers were among the 28 suspected illegal immigrants who were rounded up in what looked like a standard operation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a February 24 raid on the Yamato Engine Specialists, an auto parts plant in Bellingham.
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