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USA: 683 migrants arrested in several ICE raids across Mississippi
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USA: 683 migrants arrested in several ICE raids across Mississippi

United States, Canton, Mississippi
August 8, 2019 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested 683 migrants on Wednesday in seven food processing plants in different locations around Jackson, Mississippi.

Footage filmed in Canton, part of the Jackson metropolitan area, shows migrants being detained by immigration agents.

Reportedly, a total of 600 agents participated in the operation, deploying themselves around the different factories to prevent workers from fleeing.

The police demanded identity documents from the personnel of the facilities and only let out those who had all the legally required papers. The detainees were taken to several buses while their family and friends lamented their arrests.

The labour force in the area where the raids were carried out consists mainly of workers of Latin American origin, mostly from Mexico. The Mexican Foreign Ministry said that it will offer legal support to the undocumented immigrants of Mexican origin who have been arrested.

According to the authorities, the raid was one of the largest of its kind in the last decade.

Mandatory credit: DVIDS/ Charles Reed

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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) arrested 683 migrants on Wednesday in seven food processing plants in different locations around Jackson, Mississippi.

Footage filmed in Canton, part of the Jackson metropolitan area, shows migrants being detained by immigration agents.

Reportedly, a total of 600 agents participated in the operation, deploying themselves around the different factories to prevent workers from fleeing.

The police demanded identity documents from the personnel of the facilities and only let out those who had all the legally required papers. The detainees were taken to several buses while their family and friends lamented their arrests.

The labour force in the area where the raids were carried out consists mainly of workers of Latin American origin, mostly from Mexico. The Mexican Foreign Ministry said that it will offer legal support to the undocumented immigrants of Mexican origin who have been arrested.

According to the authorities, the raid was one of the largest of its kind in the last decade.

Mandatory credit: DVIDS/ Charles Reed

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