Immigration raid at Ohio poultry plant

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Roughly 160 Illegal immigrants were arrested when federal authorities raided a chicken plant in Fairfield, Ohio. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms a Search warrant was conducted Tuesday, however, they made no arrests.

Koch poultry was also raided earlier in the day Tuesday when dozens of suspected illegal immigrants were arrested. According to federal officials, the poultry plant has a reputation of hiring undocumented workers.

According to Koch poultry officials, over 150 employees have had their employment terminated after finding that they had not entered the United States legally.

Federal officials state that meat processing plants are frequent targets for undocumented workers. They also state that officials are stepping up efforts to track down undocumented workers.

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