MT. PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Federal immigration officials have raided a precast concrete manufacturing plant in southeastern Iowa.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says officials took 32 people at Midwest Precast Concrete in Mount Pleasant into custody Wednesday on suspicion of immigration violations.
The agency says those detained came from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.
The federal Justice Department said in a news release that special agents and deportation officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant, along with help from local law enforcement, in the raid.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Northern Californian tests positive for coronavirus in first U.S. case with no link to foreign travel
- How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S. (Spoiler: Not sick? No need to buy any masks.)
- Take 20 seconds to properly wash your hands, says the Mayo Clinic
- Will coronavirus force men to finally shave off their hipster beards?
- Never mind leap days: Professors propose a new calendar with the occasional leap week
Midwest Precast president Jeff Moehle did not return a phone message left Wednesday by The Associated Press seeking comment.