Immigration officials arrest 33 at Richmond construction site
- May 8, 2008
U.S immigration agents raided the construction site of the federal courthouse in Richmond on Wednesday and arrested 33 workers alleged to be in the country illegally, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Workers arrested came from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. They could not produce documents showing they could work legally in the U.S.
A spokesman from Turner Construction Co., parent company of the builder of the project, told the Times-Dispatch that the workers who were arrested were employed by subcontractors on the site, and none were employees of Turner.