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UPDATE: 32 men arrested in Mt. Pleasant federal immigration investigation

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UPDATE: The Department of Homeland Security says 32 men have been arrested for administrative immigration violations in Mount Pleasant Wednesday.

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer  Shawn Neudauer says 22 of the men are from Guatemala, while seven are from Mexico, two are from El Salvador and one from Honduras.

Neudauer also says there is no threat to the public, and the arrests come as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

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UPDATE (Associated Press): Federal immigration officials have raided a precast concrete manufacturing plant in southeastern Iowa.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took an unknown number of people at Midwest Precast Concrete in Mount Pleasant into custody Wednesday.

The federal Justice Department said in a news release that special agents and deportation officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant, along with help from local law enforcement. The department said there is "no threat to the public," and said it would not comment further until court documents in the case had been filed.

Midwest Precast president Jeff Moehle did not immediately return a phone message left Wednesday by The Associated Press seeking comment.

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Original Story: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers (ICE), along with other law enforcement agencies, are working together on a criminal investigation in Mt. Pleasant Wednesday afternoon. 

Special Agents and Deportation Officers with the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant in Mt. Pleasant, with the assistance of local law enforcement. There is no threat to the public. 

ICE released a statement saying this is an ongoing criminal investigation and that no further comment is available at this time. 

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