15 migrants arrested in Arkansas secondary to sweep

Mireya Reith, executive director of immigrant advocate group Arkansas United Community Coalition, said the group began hearing reports of a number of immigration arrests -- particularly in Batesville -- from Jonesboro-area organizers earlier in the week.

Reith said in telephone interviews that the group was still trying to clarify exactly what had happened in Batesville, and described an atmosphere of growing concern about enforcement in immigrant communities across the state.

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