Even though the country is being flooded with thousands of illegal bean invaders on a weekly basis, it is still good to see something like this.
U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite enforcement operation in a single state.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working illegally at the plants. They said they also seized business records as part of a federal criminal investigation.
Some of those detained will be released for “humanitarian reasons” and required to appear in U.S. immigration court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Mississippi, which partnered with ICE, said in a statement. Others will be transported to an ICE facility in Jena, Louisiana, it said.
A video released by ICE showed buses arriving at a Canton, Mississippi, processing facility where agents searched workers and checked their identification documents. Some workers had their hands restrained with nylon ties, the video showed.
ICE did not specify the nationalities of the workers arrested. The Mexican Consulate said it was traveling to the area to assist its nationals who might have been involved.
Arresting and detaining illegal aliens who are working illegally in the country is good. This discourages employers from hiring illegals which is one of the big draws that attracts all these invaders.
Unfortunately, much more needs to be done. We have no idea how many illegal aliens are in the country and we have an even bigger problem with legal immigration.