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October 20, 2008

FAQ; what does an ICE raid cost

Answer; read about the cost at;

"ICE Conducts 1,172 Raids in 11 Months
La OpiniĆ³n, News Report, Jorge Morales Almada, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Oct 17, 2008

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=6eed205b6638330bde3f0734b45578c4

LOS ANGELES -- In less than a year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has conducted 1,172 worksite raids across the country. In 11 months, from Oct. 1, 2007 to Aug. 31, 2008, ICE arrested 4,956 people in these operations, of which 1,022 were either wanted for criminal charges or had a deportation order against them. Of those arrested, 116 people were owners, managers, supervisors or human resources employees who were accused of hiring undocumented immigrants.

Those who did not have documents to work in the country were charged with identity theft, Social Security fraud or were given an administrative charge under immigration law.

This data is limited to ICE raids on companies or factories, and does not include the organization's actions in specific neighborhoods or homes.

One of these raids was carried out May 12 in the meat processing plant Agriprocessors Inc., in Postville, Iowa, where 389 undocumented workers were reportedly detained.

According to information disclosed by ICE to The Des Moines Register in Iowa, this raid cost more than $5.2 million in research, operational and processing expenses. This figure does not include expenses by the Department of Labor or the federal attorney general.

ICE did not have data on how much has been spent on the more than 1,000 raids that have been conducted in the country between October and August...".

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 20, 2008 08:06 AM

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