Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

100 suspected illegal workers arrested in raid

May 23, 2007


— Federal immigration agents raided a poultry plant Tuesday morning and arrested more than 100 workers who are believed to be illegal immigrants.

Most of those arrested at the George's processing plant in rural Butterfield were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, said Pete Baird, an agent in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations office in Kansas City.

The arrests were part of a probe into identity theft and false documents, including stolen Social Security numbers, allegedly used by illegal immigrants, Baird said.

Three people pleaded guilty this year to Social Security fraud as part of the same investigation, and one person has been indicted, Baird said.


werekoala 11 years, 1 month ago

Ni-i-i-ce. They don't even say the name of the plant that they were found at.

And yet we've got towns in Texas convinced that they are going to a guy who owns a couple of duplexes to do the job that we won't hold major employers accountable to do.

Keep on screwing the little guys.

mick 11 years, 1 month ago

This problem will not go away until we make hiring illegal immigrants a felony and enforce it. The US Chamber of Commerce is the force behind non-enforcement and they will sell out this country for a few thousand dollars for their members.

RonaldWilson 11 years, 1 month ago

Good job, Feds. Do it again. And again, and again, and again........

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