ICE officers arrested 280 of immigrant workers on site CVE Technology Group Inc. in Allen, North of Dallas (Texas).
The RAID was organized after receiving complaints and signals that the company may have deliberately hired people who are in the U.S. without permission and that many of these employees used fake identification documents.
As noted in the statement on the website of ICE, a RAID was organized in close coordination with HSI and the U.S. attorney’s office. All those arrested will be questioned on every decision will be made. In addition, there is verification form I-9 CVE (audit services), presented by CVE Technology Group Inc, to identify other violations. CVE Technology is a big company with headquarters in new Jersey, which deals with the rehabilitation and repair of technical consumer goods.
RECORD RAID: Acting on a tip about undocumented workers, ICE agents arrested 280 people Wednesday at an technology company in Allen, Texas, in what they are calling the biggest immigration bust in a decade. https://t.co/om0CfmGEOc pic.twitter.com/T7gDR1JVGy
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 4, 2019
Commissioner HSI Katrina V. Berger notes that «companies who knowingly hire illegal aliens, create an unfair advantage over competitors. In addition, they take jobs away from U.S. citizens and legal immigrants and create an atmosphere suitable for the exploitation of illegal labor».
Largest ICE Raid in 10 years. Officers w/ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations arrested more than 250 people at an Allen business @NBCDFW https://t.co/GxWhqyDBLF pic.twitter.com/13Pbzcm52e
— Courtney Gilmore (@CourtneyNBC5) April 3, 2019
Employee CVE Yesenia Ponce was in the building when the agents arrived, and shared her impressions with local Kera News: «It was crazy. We worked in a normal day… And suddenly heard screams. You know, people were screaming and everything. We went out and the officer just said, «Follow my voice, follow my voice.» RAID in Allen has become the largest operation for the last ten years, ahead of the RAID in Tennessee in April of last year when he was arrested 97 immigrants.