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Investigators: Raided Chicken Plants Acted "Willfully and Unlawfully"

15:17PM Aug 14, 2019
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Officers of Immigration & Customs Enforcement.( ICE/MGN )

Federal investigators allege six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided earlier this month were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who didn't have the authorization to work in the U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement say 680 people were arrested in raids.  About five busloads of people have since been released.  Now, local job seekers are looking to fill some of those positions.

Koch Foods held a job fair to recruit new workers at one of its Morton plants.  That's after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 243 workers there. Read the affidavits here.

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