▲ Howard Cho, who owns the CVE Technologies Group, is a prominent figure in the Korean-American community of Dallas.
The Allen technology company that was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement yesterday is owned by Korean-American businessman Howard Cho.
Cho is a prominent figure in the Korean-American community of North Texas. Cho was the co-chairman of the Korean Culture Center of Dallas’s building committee. He is currently serving as the chairman of the board for the Dallas Korean Trade Association.
Due to Cho’s involvement in the community and the magnitude of the raid, recent ICE raid comes as a shock for the Korean-American community.
About 280 workers arrested in ICE raid at Allen technology business
Nearly 300 people suspected of working in the U.S. illegally were arrested Wednesday at an Allen business in what federal authorities called the largest enforcement operation of its kind in a decade.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said investigators had received tips that people who are in the country illegally or using fake ID documents were employed at CVE Technology Group, a company that refurbishes cellphones and other technology.
Authorities served a search warrant at the business and four of its staffing companies at a building on Enterprise Drive near East Bethany Drive and U.S. Highway 75.
The agency did not release a breakdown of the ages or nationalities of the approximately 280 people who were taken into custody.