Saturday, May 7, 2011

ICE Confirms Nine Roofers Arrested in Hiawatha are Illegal Immigrants

HIAWATHA - Immigration and Custom Enforcement has confirmed the nine roofers arrested in the middle of a job Wednesday morning in Hiawatha are here illegally.

The workers were taken into custody around 8 a.m. after they had removed about 80 percent of the shingles from a house at 880 Wolf Ridge Rd.

ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer says all nine workers are from Mexico and have now officially been charged with immigration violations. In a statement released Thursday, Neudauer said, “All nine are currently in custody. Three of the cases have been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Iowa for criminal prosecution.”...[Full Article]