Feds Raid Homes and Two Restaurants Looking for Illegal Workers
Yakima police, the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided three homes Wednesday in Yakima. Agents also raided 8 other homes, 22 cars and two Mexican restaurants.
Federal court documents indicate dozens of people are under investigation for possession of counterfeit identification documents and falsely claiming to be U.S. citizens.
Both El Mirador restaurants are under scrutiny for knowingly hiring Illegal aliens.
The documents say more than 30 current or former employees provided false documents to gain employement. Ten of those employees had their counterfeit photos taken inside one of the restaurants. The raid began around 8:30 Wednesday morning on the 700 block of 3rd Avenue. Agents cuffed a half dozen people from the three homes. The stretch of 3rd Avenue between Peach Street and Arlington was blocked off for about two hours.
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