US poultry executives indicted after 2019 immigration raid

Four poultry executives have been indicted following a major immigration raid in August 2019.
calendar icon 10 August 2020
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According to reporting in, 680 people were arrested at seven different poultry plants in the US state of Mississippi. The raid was one of the largest workplace immigration crackdowns in the last ten years.

The four executives were not arrested on the day of the raid last year. The US Attorney for southern Mississippi explained that the executives worked as managers, supervisors or as human resources employees.

The arrests drew heavy criticism last year as immigration officials separated children from their immigrant parents who were then sent to detention centres.

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