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The men arrested during the immigration raids at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center and a Fresh Mark meatpacking facility this month were sent to a medium security prison in Youngstown. About 130 detainees there may have a long wait in prison before a judge considers their cases.

The immigration raids at a meat supplier in Salem this week have triggered concern among people who work at other plants owned by the same company.

Immigration officials arrested more than 140 people on Tuesday at the Fresh Mark plant in Salem, and also seized documents at Fresh Mark facilities in Canton and Massillon.

The Pentagon is being asked by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide temporary beds for up to 20,000 undocumented children. That bed space would be needed beginning in July and running through the end of the year.

Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space, including the Army's Fort Bliss base in El Paso, Texas. It's uncertain if there would be enough barracks space, so officials say that tents likely would have to be put up.

In the aftermath of Tuesday's raid of the Fresh Mark meat processing facility in Salem, local officials scrambled to make sure children of detained parents were cared for.

The raid affected between 50 to 60 kids in about 35 families, according to Columbiana County Job and Family Services Director Eileen Dray-Bardon.

Over 140 Arrested In ICE Raid At Ohio Meatpacking Plant

Jun 20, 2018
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U.S. immigration agents have arrested 146 workers at an Ohio meat packing plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks.

Government agents apprehend suspects during an immigration sting at Corso's Flower and Garden Center, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Castalia, Ohio.
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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he’s been pushing the Trump administration to issue more temporary work visas to fill jobs in Ohio. He also says he opposes immigration agents separating parents from their young children.

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It’s been almost a week since Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials raided a gardening center with locations in Sandusky and Castalia, arresting more than 100 workers.

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Already facing a severe labor shortage, landscaping businesses that can't keep up with booming demand for backyard patios and fire pits worry that an immigration raid that rounded up over 100 people last week will make it even tougher to persuade Congress to allow more foreign workers into America for seasonal jobs.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has acquired new space in federal prisons to house immigrant detainees — more than 1,600 beds.

Because of a "current surge in illegal border crossings" and the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance policy," ICE entered into agreements with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the agency said Thursday.

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