Wednesday, May 24, 2017

According to WICIR five kitchen staff members were detained by ICE Wednesday in Sava's Restaurant Ann Arbor.

According to the organization WICIR (Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights) at approximately 11:15 am Wednesday, May 24, five members of the kitchen staff at Sava's Restaurant in Ann Arbor were detained by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). According to WICIR, the staff members are Latino. Sava's is located at 216 S. State Street in downtown Ann Arbor.

Around 12:30 pm I was notified by an individual who had read about the detainment at Sava's on social media. I arrived in front of Sava's at approximately 1:15 pm. At that time it appeared that ICE had left the restaurant. The restaurant was open and patrons were could be seen dining inside.

 I did speak to an individual who witnessed a portion of the events that unfolded at the restaurant, but I have to say that when I asked this person what they had seen the individual was uncomfortable and reluctant to be interviewed.

At 4:30 pm Wednesday, I contacted ICE media representative Khalid Walls, and am currently waiting for confirmation regarding detainment's.

Jeff Brown
Editor / Publisher
Purple Walrus Press.
Sava's Restaurant downtown Ann Arbor Wed, May 24. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

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