Federal raid of Houston Heights
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Unfortunately, you can see these types of cases in our beloved Houston see more often than it should. For instance, in 2015, Federal investigators carried out a raid at a Houston Heights tortilleria. There, almost a dozen workers handcuffed and detained.
Federal investigators say this immigration raid was part of an effort to break up an illegal hiring ring.
La Espiga de Oro owner’s broke federal labor laws when decided to hired undocumented workers. On the other hand, the raid just points to flaws in the U.S. immigration policy. Happily, police forces released the 11 workers as they didn’t found any criminal record after the questioning.
According to one immigration activist, this is an eye-opening, repeated situation. It proves one more time that we need a comprehensive immigration reform system so that workers will no longer have to work without documentation.