Another 16 were taken into custody on administrative immigration violations, and three of those were later released for humanitarian reasons, according to the news release issued this morning.
All 30 are Mexican nationals, according to ICE/HSI spokeswoman Lorie Dankers in Seattle, and the three released were women.
Assisting the federal agents were Kittitas County Sheriff's deputies and Ellensburg police officers.
At least two of the locations where search warrants were carried out and arrests made were at Millpond Mobile Manor on Canyon Road southeast of Ellensburg and a mobile home park on West University Way.
A helicopter with a searchlight was part of the federal operation.
The 14 were expected to make their initial appearance in federal court this morning in Yakima.
http://dailyrecordnews.com/news/federal-raid-leads-to-being-taken-into-custody/article_3a952dee-258a-11e0-ba47-001cc4c03286.html In this day and age I sure could use some counterfeit credit cards to provide a better life for myself. Illegals think so my family want be split up.
“American jobs for American citizens.”
That’s just cruel, keep the families together,
deport them all.
Be nice, think of the chilren.
There were some 70 arrests in a series of immigration raids across southern Michigan last week.
The government should never break up a family in this manner. A high priority should be placed upon maintaining family integrity throughout the entire deportation process.
“”Most of the demonstrators were students at Ellensburg High School,””
Looks like the voters in the Ellensburg School District need to remove some principals and teachers who were undoubtedly encouraging the High School Students to demonstrate.
Glad to see the comments on the website are against the illegals. My town’s newspaper has lefties who must sit there all day commenting on every article & opinion. I sometimes think I must be living in San Francisco!
Who really cares about what high school kids think.
Ubtil they’re old enough to vote their opinions are meaningless.
They should all be disciplined for skipping classes. But in looney-left Washington State that won’t happen.
Deport all those arrested forthwith.
50 protesters, mostly high school students. These kids really need to learn how to protest, I remember my entire high school walking out to support/protest this or that - oh wait that was the 60’s, never mind.
You can bet some yoyo teacher is behind this crap.
“Charging documents filed in U.S. District Court allege that the defendants used counterfeit identity documents to obtain work.”
These GD felons should be deported AFTER they do hard labor in prison for a couple of years.
You breaks the law, you takes your chances.