Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided two outposts of the seven-restaurant Mambo Seafood chain yesterday and hauled off 33 suspected illegal aliens. According to KHOU, ICE also raided the company's corporate office and hauled off boxes of documents, but refused to release details.
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An Immigration Customs and Enforcement spokesperson said the agency was exercising a court order. "We will secure the facility and make sure that the business that we are conducting is not affected in any way," said ICE Spokesperson Greg Palmore. In a statement the restaurants' management said; "We are cooperating fully with the ICE inquiry and it is our intention to restore normal operations to the affected restaurants as soon as possible."
Phone calls from Eating Our Words revealed that both of the raided locations - 6101 Airline and 10002 Long Point - were open as of Thursday afternoon.