Here's Who Showed Up for Jobs After ICE Raids

  • 08/14/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Here's Who Showed Up for Jobs After ICE Raids
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The fallout from recent ICE raids in Mississippi has been swift.

As Fox Business reports:

Koch Foods Inc. hosted a job fair on Monday after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided two of its Mississippi facilities on Aug. 7 and took a large portion of its workers into custody, leaving it understaffed.

A steady stream of people showed up at the job fair, which only lasted a few hours. Koch Foods has not released how many people it was hoping to hire, but it did say two forms of valid identification were required to apply.


Koch's plants affected by this raid are located in Pelahatchie and Morton. Koch Foods is one of the largest poultry producers in America and employs an estimated 13,000 people.

Koch is just one of several chicken processing facilities to get raided last week by ICE agents. Nearly 700 workers were detained by ICE during those raids over possible immigration violations.

Reports reveal there was roughly an equal number of black, white, and Latino job seekers. Besides two forms of identification, all applicants were required to produce a Social Security card.
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