UPDATE: ICE arrests 32 for immigration violations
UPDATE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Public Affairs Officer Shawn Neudauer now says as part of their criminal investigation, authorities arrested 32 men for administrative immigration violations.
In a statement, ICE says they were from the following countries: : Honduras (1), El Salvador (2), Guatemala (22), Mexico (7).
ICE says they will stay in custody pending removal proceedings or the outcome of their cases.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, also known has ICE, are at work Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant.
ICE released a statement, saying their Homeland Security Investigations and deportation officers, along with their Enforcement and Removal Operations and local authorities are working together on a criminal investigation.
Shawn Neudauer, the ICE Public Affairs Officer, went on to say in the statement that "there is no threat to the public. As this involves an ongoing criminal investigation no further comment is publicly available."
TV9 crews spoke to one of those businesses involved in the investigation. Midwest Precast confirmed to TV9 their business was part of it. The company is a precast and prestress concrete producer.
Stay with TV9 for continued updates.