ICE in Dayton

Brent Finnegan -- March 11th, 2008

I’m seeing multiple Twitter reports of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at the Cargill plant in Dayton.

UPDATE: This doesn’t appear to be a full-scale immigration raid like the 1997 WLR raid. According to reports on TV3 and the DNR, ICE arrested three employees at that work(ed) at the Cargill facility in Dayton on false ID charges. ICE plans to deport them.

UPDATE 2: Just heard from a spokesperson at Cargill. He says there were no arrests made in Dayton, but that ICE was only there to obtain records from Cargill. That fits with the (unconfirmed) rumors I’ve heard about “other arrests” made in Harrisonburg.

6 Responses to “ICE in Dayton”

  1. finnegan says:

    I’m hearing from a few people that those three Cargill employees aren’t the end. I’m hearing (unconfirmed) reports/rumors of ICE arrests elsewhere in Harrisonburg (Westover Rec Center, etc)

    Whether or not these other arrests are false rumors, there is massive panic among the Harrisonburg Latino community.

  2. Draegn88 says:

    Finn, what reason do legal and law abiding persons have, to be in such a state of “massive panic”?

  3. finnegan says:

    This story is now up on FOX News.

    Three defendants from Virginia recruited illegal aliens who were looking to purchase Puerto Rican birth certificates and matching Social Security cards, which were provided by defendant Luis M. Rosado-Rodriguez, 29, of Ponce, Puerto Rico, according to the indictment.
    The recruiters allegedly sold the documents to the illegal aliens and made arrangements for their travel to Ohio to obtain the illegal state IDs. […]
    The recruiters were Edwin Roberto Mendez, 32; Jairo Gomez, 32; and a man identified only as Juan, age and last name unknown, all of Harrisonburg.

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