Saturday, August 8, 2020
ICE and DOJ Announce Indictments from Largest Single-State Worksite Enforcement Action in Nation’s History
Last August, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted workplace raids at food processing plants in Morton, Mississippi. 680 people reportedly were arrested. The raids happened to be on the first day of school and many of those arrested were not at home when their children came home from school.
A year after the raids, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, joined by Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matt Albence, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New Orleans Acting Special Agent in Charge Gilbert Trill, and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Rafiq Ahmad announced indictments against four individuals who were managers, supervisors, or human resources personnel at the plants, which allegedly employed undocumented immigrants, subject to the raids.