114 LA Workers File Complaints Over Immigration Raid

LOS ANGELES - More than 100 employees of a Los Angeles printer
supply manufacturer say they were illegally detained during a February raid by federal immigration agents.

Authorities say 138 people were arrested Feb. 7 at Micro Solutions Enterprises for immigration violations and other crimes.

But 114 other workers there filed complaints this week seeking $5,000 apiece. Those workers all are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and claim armed federal agents shouted at them to show proof of legal U.S. residency during the four-hour raid.

A statement released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement says
the search was conducted properly.

The complaints were filed with ICE and the Department of
Homeland Security.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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