16 arrested for immigration violations at Waste Management facility in NW Houston

Sixteen people were arrested Tuesday for immigration violations at this Waste Management facility in northwest Houston

April 24, 2012 1:05:07 PM PDT
More than one dozen people were arrested for immigration violations at a Waste Management facility in northwest Houston.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says they executed a court authorized enforcement action Tuesday at the Waste Management building in the 1900 block of Afton and arrested 16 individuals for administrative immigration violations. According to ICE, that means the person either is illegally in this country or has violated the terms of their legal entry into this country, and therefore is subject to deportation.

None of the 16 individuals were arrested on criminal charges.

Seven of those arrested were from El Salvador, six from Honduras, two from Mexico and one from Nicaragua.

Waste Management issued the following statement:

    "Waste Management is cooperating with immigration officials to address this morning's action at our facility, and we have begun an investigation to review the situation. None of the individuals involved or detained are Waste Management employees. In instances where we use third-party temporary staffing companies, we require strict compliance with all applicable employment and immigration laws and regulations."


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