Nearly 50 Illegal Immigrants Working as Security Guards Arrested

By: AP
By: AP

DALLAS (AP) - A task force led by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement arrested nearly 50 illegal immigrants in weekend raids
of mostly Latino night clubs in Dallas.
Authorities raided 26 businesses, including night clubs,
restaurants and pool halls. They were targeting employees working
as security guards for two security companies, which officials
declined to identify.
Law enforcement teams of local, state and federal officials
simultaneously hit the 26 businesses around 11 p.m. Saturday and
arrested 49 people. They recovered four pistols.
Those arrested will faces charges of being in the United States
illegally. Federal law also prohibits illegal immigrants from
possessing weapons.
Officials say four people arrested were from El Salvador and the
rest were from Mexico. One of the Salvadorans arrested was a legal
immigrant, and it is unclear whether he will face any charges.
Information from The Dallas Morning News:

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