A Year After Mississippi ICE Raids, Chicken Plants Face Few Penalties as Families Suffer

By August 7, 2020In the News

A Year After Mississippi ICE Raids, Chicken Plants Face Few Penalties as Families Suffer

 (August 7, 2020)

In August 2019, ICE raided a chicken plant and arrested over 680 employees. At the time, U.S. attorney, Mike Hurst, made clear that employers would not escape charges for illegal hiring practices of immigrants without proper authorization. However, more than a year later, charges have only been linked to two managers while hundreds of family members face grave consequences such as deportation.

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