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Mississippi poultry plant managers charged in 2019 immigration raid
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Executives at two Mississippi poultry processing plants were charged in federal court Thursday with harboring hundreds of illegal immigrants.
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The announcement by U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Matt Albence, comes a day before the one-year anniversary of the raids in which 680 people were arrested at seven poultry plants in central Mississippi. It was one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade.
None of the four people from the newly unsealed indictments were arrested on the day of the raids, said Hurst, who is the U.S. attorney for south Mississippi. He said they worked as managers, supervisors, or human resources employees.