Ice arrests 680 illegal workers at a poultry plant

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Authorities arrested at least 680 workers and took them to a military hangar to be processed for immigration violations

The towns hit include Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol.

One of the plants raided was Koch Foods Inc., one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. that employ about 13,000 people nationwide

U.S. immigration officials have raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants and arrested 680 mostly Latino workers in what marks the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.

The raids, which took place on Wednesday, happened in small towns near Jackson with a workforce made up largely of Latino immigrants.
The towns hit include Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol.
About 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded the perimeters of a Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton to prevent workers from fleeing during the raids.

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