Immigration Arrests 13 At Naval Station

Miami Herald, Jan. 29, 2007

An investigation by federal authorities last week led to the arrests of 13 individuals at the Naval Air Station Key West, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Among those picked up, the agency said, were Mexican nationals Victor Morales-Echavarria, 24, and Miguel Delangeo, 23, who were undocumented and “in possession of fraudulent” green cards. The U.S. attorney’s office agreed to prosecute the matter, ICE said.

Two other men were arrested on outstanding state warrants and nine on state fraudulent identifications charges, the agency said.

More than 120 individuals who did not have proper naval IDs were escorted off the base. All those arrested and escorted off base were employed by general contractors, the agency said.

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