Thursday, June 19, 2008

UPDATE: ICE detains about 50 illegal aliens (Murphreesboro Post)

UPDATE: ICE detains about 50 illegal aliens

TMP - June 19, 2008 - 12:32 PM
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:38 pm

About 50 employees from two Rutherford County restaurants and one in Nashville were detained Tuesday by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the U.S. Attorney’s office reported.

The three restaurants involved were Chef Wang's Restaurant in Murfreesboro, Famous Chinese Restaurant in Smyrna and New Famous Chinese Restaurant in Nashville. Agents also investigated at a home on Clark Boulevard and Hamilton Street where a boy and a woman waited outside for several hours.

Illegal aliens identified and detained were from Mexico, El Salvador, the People's Republic of China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Each will be processed in accordance with U.S. Immigration law.

ICE agents, with the assistance of the Metro Nashville Police Department, Murfreesboro Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted worksite enforcement actions at the three Middle Tennessee restaurants.

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