7 workers detained by ICE officers near Woodburn

A Quaker group said workers taken after a traffic stop

In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Community activists and union leaders say federal immigration officers stopped two vans carrying workers headed to a forest to pick an ornamental shrub, detained 19 of them and then took 10 of them away.

ICE later said a total of 7 individuals are in custody after a “targeted enforcement operation” in Portland.

The entire event started with officers seeking 2 individuals, both with multiple prior arrests (one even had a prior criminal conviction). At first, 11 individuals were detained, but 4 were released because they were already in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Three of the 7 individuals that remain in ICE custody have prior criminal convictions for crimes including battery, DUI and child neglect, according to authorities. All 7 will be processed for removal from the U.S.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.