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Thirteen workers arrested in immigration raid

There are many immigrants in Ohio that work in every industry. Immigrants often come to the U.S. in order to seek a better life for their family and to flee persecution in their home country. The U.S. government isn’t always kind to immigrants and their situation and immigration raids are on the increase.

An immigration raid on a Northeast Ohio meat packing company resulted in the arrest of thirteen workers. The workers were indicted on charges that they used false identification cards in order to obtain employment. Most of the immigrants were from Guatemala with two being from Mexico. More than 80 workers were held for immigration proceedings during the raid and there may be additional charges.

With the recent shift in presidential administrations, there has been an increase in immigration crackdowns. If an immigrant finds themselves needing legal help, they may want to speak with an attorney who is skilled in immigration. An attorney understands that immigration laws in the U.S. are complex and confusing and sometimes unfair. They can help their client apply for immigration benefits and represent their client if they are in danger of removal or deportation. Immigration attorneys can help their client obtain the proper visa, help a family stay together, and work to receive green cards, along with other immigration issues.

Many people come to the U.S. each year in search of a better life. It is important that these immigrants understand that they have legal rights. The guidance of an experienced attorney can help those in such situations.