The largest single-state worksite raid in our nation’s history uncovered nearly 700 illegal aliens right here in Mississippi.
Homeland Security and the Southern District’s U.S. Attorney’s Office issued search warrants for seven sites across the state.
Authorities say about 600 agents fanned out across the food processing plants, surrounding the perimeters to prevent workers from fleeing. They targeted several companies.
The raids happened in small towns near Jackson with a workforce made up largely of Latino immigrants. As a result of today’s operation, 680 people were detained by Homeland Security investigators.
These individuals will be returned to their original place of detention and will be required to appear before a federal immigration judge.
After their court appearance, the judge will then determine whether or not they will be deported.