More than 100 immigrant workers detained in workplace raid

August 29, 2018

SUMNER, Texas (AP) — Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers in a raid on a North Texas manufacturer of trailers.

The Tuesday raid targeted Load Trail Trailers in Sumner, Texas, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northeast of Dallas. It was at least the second immigration raid targeting the business, the last coming in 2014.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement statement says its investigation began after a tip that Load Trail was knowingly hiring workers who were in the United States illegally. Load Trail also was accused of using fraudulent identification documents.

ICE says all detainees will be interviewed to determine who remains in custody and who get humanitarian release.

In a statement, Load Trail called the raid “disappointing” and surprising but pledged cooperation with investigators.

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