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Largest US immigration raids in a decade net 680 arrests

 

August 8, 2019



MORTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.

The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino border city where a man linked to an online screed about a "Hispanic invasion" was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead.

About 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents fanned out across the plants operated by five companies, surroundin...



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