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Iowa City construction company owner faces immigration charges

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The owner of an Iowa City construction company has been charged with harboring and employing illegal immigrants.

Samira Zuniga, the owner of Xtreme Construction, was charged Tuesday in federal court.

Zuniga is accused of harboring and employing roofers from Mexico.

Court records show a van registered to Zuniga was stopped by Marion police on April 11. The van contained a relative of Zuniga's and four other unidentified men. On April 27, Homeland Security officials arrested nine roofers working for Xtreme Construction.

A preliminary hearing for Zuniga is set for Thursday in U.S. District Court.

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