July 11, 2007

ICE Bring More Arrest Warrants To Swift Meatpacking Plants

Only 40 this time, but nice to see a follow-up:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents returned to the Swift and Company meatpacking plant in Greeley in a worksite enforcement operation that garnered union support.

Union officials say agents showed up with about 40 arrest warrants at four Swift plants, including the one in Greeley; Cactus, Texas; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minnesota.

ICE regional spokesman Carl Rusnok declined to release details.

Officials with the United Food and Commercial say agents did not appear to have used the "same level of intimidation and overkill" as raids in December that resulted in more than 1,200 immigrant workers being arrested at plants in six cities.
The unions know that the illegal immigrants kill their opportunities, so it is no surprise to see them support more worksite enforcement.

Let us just hope that these type of enforcement operations continue, and draw the proper amount of attention to business' complicity in hiring illegal workers.

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