ICE Arrests Hundreds in Decades' Largest Raid
The operation ended with ICE's largest worksite raid in 10 years. (KERA News)
The morning raid in the Collin County city of Allen, 20 miles northeast of Dallas, came after an investigation into CVE Technology Group, which refurbishes and repairs cellphones and other consumer electronics.
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division received tips that the company mave have knowingly hired undocumented immigrants and that several workers were using fraudulent identification documents, said Katrina Berger, Special Agent in Charge in HSI's Dallas office.
Hiring irregularities found during an audit of the company's I-9 forms confirmed those tips. CVE hasn't responded to media requests for comment.
Federal hiring laws require that employers have new hires fill out I-9 forms. The laws perform “necessary and common sense functions,” Berger said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
In the past year, conservative North Texas has been the site of two of ICE's largest workplace raids in its history.