Thirteen people were indicted in federal court this week for allegedly using false documents to obtain employment in the. Eleven of the individuals are citizens and the other two are citizens of Mexico, according to news sources. The individuals were initially arrested when federal ICE agents raided Fresh Mark meat packing plant in Ohio in June. That raid initially resulted in 146 individuals being detained. Fresh Mark provided the following statement to local press:
"Fresh Mark is fully cooperating with authorities on this matter. Fresh Mark’s policy and practice is to validate the employment authorization and identity of all workers who join the company, for each of whom we complete an I-9 and confirm the documentation through E-Verify. Fresh Mark has also been a member of the voluntary IMAGE program (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) since 2012. This program between the US Government and private employers ensures a lawful workforce."
Earlier this week, members of the US agency, ICE raided a vehicle trailer manufacturing plant located near the city of
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