On Wednesday, the United States officials said that around 680 “illegal migrants” were arrested in raids at food processing plants in the South-Eastern United States, part of the United States President Donald Trump’s has declared crackdown on ‘undocumented immigration’.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, Mike Hurst said that “special agents executed administrative and criminal search warrants resulting in the detention of approximately 680 illegal aliens.”
Mr. Hurst said at a press release, “They have to follow our laws, they have to abide by our rules, they have to come here legally or they shouldn’t come here at all.”
The United States Attorney didn’t standby the employers.
“To those who use illegal aliens for competitive advantage or to make a quick buck, we have something to say to you: If we find that you have violated federal criminal law, we’re coming after you,” added Mr. Hurst.
The Interim Head of ICE, Matthew Albence said that the raids were the consequences of a year-long probe.
He continued that the children of captivated parents will be sent to live with relatives or other families.
Some of the undocumented migrants will be released with electronic ankle controls as they expect a court hearing.
The ICE agents have raided food processing plants in the towns of Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie, Sebastopol, Carthage, Pelahatchie, and Bay Springs, all in the state of Mississippi, added the officials.
In June, President Trump has tweets that the ICE “will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”
President Trump has also tweeted several times about a reported “invasion” of people crossing the Southern Border into the United States.