ICE Arrests in Pella, Oskaloosa and Newton
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed search warrants in Pella, Oskaloosa, and Newton, Iowa. During the execution of these warrants, eighteen individuals were arrested for administrative immigration violations. An arrest for an administrative immigration violation means that the individual either is illegally in this country or has violated the terms of their legal entry into this country, and therefore is subject to deportation.
None of the eighteen individuals were arrested on criminal charges.