Immigration Raid Targets Ohio Plant

More than 150 pountry-processing workers arrested
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2007 8:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Immigration agents raided a poultry-packing plant in Fairfield, Ohio, and arrested some 160 undocumented workers yesterday. The raid was part of a 2-year investigation into Koch Foods, which officials call an "egregious violator" of immigration laws, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We’re going to look wherever the evidence takes us," said an immigration and customs enforcement official.

A spokesman said the plant tries to weed out illegal workers, but the feds won't help. "I'm not going to do anything to break the law, but people get false papers." he said. The county sheriff said he hopes the arrests attract attention: "If you come to this county, you can’t come here and commit a crime and go unscathed."