COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — It appeared to be business as usual at DeMeester Wood Products in Coopersville today. However, the facility may be short on help.
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Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said it raided the business and arrested 18 people. These individuals, 13 Guatemalan nationals and 5 Mexican nationals are suspected illegal immigrants.
U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement said the raid is part of an ongoing criminal investigation. According to authorities, six of the men are repeat offenders and will face federal felony charges for re-entering the country unlawfully.
When FOX 17 confronted the business about the raid and their workers’ immigration status, the business declined to comment.
“We were told not to
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