WATCH: Mariachi Restaurant Employees Arrested, Groups Protest at Courthouse

The Stow location is open, but because many employees are still in jail and cannot make bail, the other Summit and Stark County locations remain closed.

On Aug. 16, officials went to Owner Miguel Castro's six restaurants and started handcuffing employees — including the owner. 

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 35 employees were arrested for allegedly being in the country illegally. 

Hundreds from HOLA, a grassroots Hispanic organization from Ohio, rallied at the Summit County Courthouse Thursday. 

"The raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is separating families and 'ripping apart the bonds between children and their parents," HOLA spokeswoman Veronica Dahlberg said in an Akron Beacon Journal story.

The and Chapel Hill locations remains open, but the location in and three other restaurants are still closed.

For more information, read the entire Akron Beacon Journal article

jiim may September 03, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Get rid of the illegals. Dont waste tax payers money on these worthless people.
Jan Hightower-Woods September 03, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Last time I checked illegal meant NOT legal. If the jaw is being broken then they need to pay the price, not us!
Jan Hightower-Woods September 03, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Law ^^^ not jaw.
Tanya September 03, 2012 at 02:01 PM
There is something wrong with a persons character when they refer to another human being as worthless.
Raymond Stone September 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
The headline reads that people are protesting outside the courthouse. I am confused as to what they are protesting. These individuals were breaking the law and were arrested for it. What's to protest? I don't agree with several of the laws we currently have in this country, but I do not break them. If I did and was arrested for it, no one would protest about it. I am confused!
Janice Jackson September 03, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Ship them back until they can work in this country legally. Geez...last time I checked, illegal mean not legal.
Dan Cormier September 03, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I hire people for a living. Too many honest immigrants awaiting H1B visas to secure legal entry to USA to work. If these, now, criminals feel their specic immigration case warrants greater expeditious attenton over current applicants for immigration to the US, there are provisions made for this very matter available within the US Citizenship & Immigration Services.
Joshua Bailey September 03, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Go home coppers. This is not your home.
Matthew M September 04, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Worthless? I can pretty much garuntee that the work ethic of the people they arrested is 10 fold greater than the trash I am forced to hire here. Yes.. The trash I am referring to are the ones who are lucky enough to be born in this country and would rather live off my tax dollars on welfare cause heaven knows our current president just wants the hard working majority to carry them and there ohhhhhh so rough lives they have here. I would rather hire a person from another country who understands the value of hard work than these lazy things we are breeding over here. My grandparents came through Ellis Island and busted there butt to ensure a greater future for their kids. And I would hate to tell you, unless you are a descendant of an American Indian. We are ALL descendants of Immagrants who just like these folks are looking for a better life. So for some TRASH to call these people "Worthless"... I hate to be the one to inform you, but Sir, you are the worthless one who does not deserve to be here. You can take that attitude of entitlement and leave it at the door just like our current leader will be doing in a few months. I would love to of been more explicit with my views, but they would of blocked it.
Amanda Harnocz September 04, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Please stop attacking each other and being combative in the comments section. Read and follow the terms of use: no attacking, no name calling, no swear words, etc. etc. thank you: http://stow.patch.com/terms
jiim may September 04, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Since your grandparents work so hard and became US citizens legitimately I think they would be pretty upset with you defending the ones that came over illegally.
J. Chen September 04, 2012 at 08:21 PM
National borders are drawn to preserve the sanctity of nations against unlawful intrusion. Breaking these laws does NOT grant the law-breakers to ask for humane considerations. It is noted that the Mexican authorities have not taken any responsiblities in implementing their domestic border laws but try and cross their borders without a visa and see what kind of treatment (jail) you will get. What is the reason for our federal government officials turning a blind eye to this very dangerous situation? Vote with your conscience if you have one to use.
jiim may September 05, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Matthew, Really, thanks for the history lesson!!! Now tell me what you wrote has anything to do with these "so called people" in the article
jiim may September 06, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Please try to spell guarantee correctly next time. I can see if you hit the wrong key but, that is certainly not the case here. Eeeks!!!!!!


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