At least 100 immigration agents raided the Agriprocessing plant in Postville, Iowa, at around 10 am (cst) on Monday, May 12. Immigration officials told local authorities that 600-700 arrests were expected at the plant -- a facility that employees around 1,000 individuals.
The ICE raid was executed to look for evidence of suspected identity theft and fraudulent use of Social Security numbers, among other crimes. Immigration agents were also granted permission to investigate individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally.
More information will be provided as it becomes available. Read information from the Des Moines Register.
Raid in Postville, Iowa results in over 700 arrests
Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:07pm EDT