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ICE agents arrest 44 illegal immigrants

Posted by nebraskaobserver on June 25, 2008

POSTED: 6:53 pm CDT June 25, 2008
UPDATED: 7:19 pm CDT June 25, 2008

OMAHA, Neb. — Immigration agents said they’ve arrested 44 illegal immigrants during a five-day operation in several Nebraska cities.In Lexington, 25 people were arrested, along with 12 in Grand Island, two in Broken Bow and one each in Cozad, Gibbon, Hastings, Kearney and North Platte.A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said arrests were made at homes and businesses in the days leading up to Tuesday.

Of the suspects, 28 were fugitives, meaning they had defied an immigration judge’s final order to leave the country and were targets of the operation. The other 16 were illegal immigrants arrested as agents targeted others.The immigrants are from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador and were being held at county jails throughout Nebraska.

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Postville, IA: Nearly 80 percent of the plant’s 970 employees were believed to be using fake IDs

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 21, 2008

The Gormet Retailer – May 20, 2008

Last weeks raid by Federal immigration agents of Agriprocessors Inc., the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking plantin Postville, Iowa found nearly 80 percent of the plant’s 970 employees were believed to be using fake IDs, the Federal affidavit said, citing 2007 payroll records. Undercover sources wearing recording devices were cited by investigators in the affidavit describing instances in which supervisors instructed employees to “fix” their Social Security numbers. ….story

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