June 7, 2018
The Lucas County Commissioners released a statement today on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids Tuesday at greenhouses in Sandusky and Castalia and the arrests of 114 people.
“This surprise blitz by government agents on the agricultural businesses in Sandusky and Castalia to arrest workers is an unjust and deplorable action that has created the avoidable separation of families, including many with young children.
This large scale workplace immigration raid has left children stranded without their parents and disrupted the local communities of Erie County. The effects are going to be felt for years to come. Children are wondering if they will ever see their loved ones again.
These are people who are trying to work in this county and pose no threat to American security. They may be undocumented immigrants but they still have rights and protections.”