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State Latino group condemns Thursday ICE raid at Mexican restaurants in Lincoln

Posted: 6:41 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-10 00:41:30Z

A day after 22 were arrested at three Mexican restaurants on immigration violation charges, the Nebraska Latino American Commission  issued a statement condemning the raid.

According to our content partners KLKN in Lincoln, 22 people were arrested at three restaurants as part of an ongoing criminal investigation conducted by Homeland Security and local law enforcement . Of those arrested, 19 were from Mexico; two from Honduras; and one was from Guatemala. Most were expected to be charged and released; those with criminal histories would be subject to further detention.

In their statement, the Commission condemned the raid and similar efforts, saying such tactics "bring no protection and safety to our community, are extremely expensive and only satisfy the pleasure of anti-immigration fanatics."

The Commission called on those in the Latino community not to fear the government while decrying "policies such as zero tolerance, the Muslim ban, the rescission of DACA, and the separation of families at the border are all designed to promote fear."