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Prayer vigil planned at 2 this afternoon in Fargo for 23 arrested in immigration raid

FARGO - Supporters will gather today for a prayer vigil on behalf of 23 people being detained after a federal immigration raid in Casselton, N.D.

Human rights activist Barry Nelson told WDAY Radio News that the vigil begins at 2 p.m. in front of the Federal Building in downtown Fargo.

Nelson claims the 23 immigrants are victims of a human trafficking ring.

The men are charged in federal court with making false claims about their employment eligibility. They had been working on the Tharaldson ethanol plant near Casselton as a part of crew for Wanzek Construction.