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Asian Restaurants Raided

June 13, 2014
STATE COLLEGE- Federal immigration officials are calling a series of raids  in state college yesterday a targeted enforcement operation. In the morning the Department of Homeland Security agents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Pennsylvania Attorney General's agents and local police officers raided primarily Asian restaurants and closed them.

People in many of the restaurants were detained and taken away by agents.  Officials said some of the people detained had problems with immigration paperwork, but specific details about why people were detained were not available. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Public Affairs Specialist Nicole A. Navas said the operations were targeting specific locations.

Some of the restaurants reopened Thursday afternoon.

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