There was an early (Tuesday) morning raid at a Cedar Rapids apartment complex, apparently targeting illegal immigrants. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office says the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested “several” people.
Neighbor Christine Hicks says about 30 officers dressed in black and carrying guns swarmed the area at about 6:45 this morning. Hicks says the officers raided about five apartments. Five people were led away in handcuffs, according to Hicks.
Neighbors like Hicks say they’re not surprised by the raid, and are hoping to move out of the complex. The apartment buildings are located on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids.