Public Safety

ICE arrests eight people in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation officers arrested eight people Thursday at an undisclosed location in Cedar Rapids.

ICE public affairs officer Shawn Neudauer said the people were taken into custody for suspected violations of U.S. immigration law.

Of those arrested, Neudauer said six have been released. One of those released is currently going though the court process of removal proceedings, he said, while the other five were charged and released pending court appearances.

Of the two who remain in custody, Neudauer said, one has been previously removed from the U.S. The second person had immigration violations, Neudauer said, and attempted to flee from ICE officers

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