ALLEN, Texas — It was a massive raid in an All-American town. A tip led to the biggest ICE raid in a decade, and it happened here in North Texas.
Immigration and Customs officials put 280 people on buses outside an electronics repair warehouse in Allen Wednesday. From WFAA’s chopper, you could see ICE agents taking people into custody at the back of the CVE Technology Group on Enterprise Boulevard.
280 employees of a Texas company arrested by federal immigration authorities
•Workers at CVE in Allen were arrested for allegedly working in the US unlawfully
•The raid formed part of an investigation into claims the company knowingly hired workers who are in the US without authorization
•ICE said that all those detained would be interviewed and then considered for humanitarian release
More than 280 employees of a Texas tech company were arrested by federal immigration authorities in what officials say was the biggest single workplace raid in a decade.
Workers at CVE Technology Group Inc. in Allen, north of Dallas, were arrested for reportedly working in the United States unlawfully.
The raid formed part of a growing investigation into claims the company knowingly hired workers who are in the US without authorization, and that many readily use fake identification, Homeland Security said.
he New Jersey-based company which repairs tech products has a large depot in North Texas, according to the company website.
‘Our focus is the criminal investigation,’ said Katrina W. Berger, a special agent in charge for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in Dallas.
‘As far as immigration-related arrests, this is the largest ICE worksite operation at one site in the last 10 years,’ she said.