LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Federal officials say nearly 600 suspected illegal
immigrants were detained in a raid on a manufacturing plant in southern
Mississippi, making it the largest such sweep in the country.
A spokeswoman says more than 100 of those caught up in Monday's raid on Howard Industries were released based on humanitarian concerns, mostly because they have children.
Most of the rest were transferred to a federal Immigration and Customs
Enforcement facility in Jena, La. Nine 17-year-olds were transferred to the
custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
The Mississippi raid was one of a series of recent high-profile crackdowns on illegal immigrants. In May, officials swept into the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa and detained 400 workers.
The original post over at Drudge Report included info that ICE was tipped off by a union organizer and that the workers cheered when the criminalians were marched off. Why wasn't management marched off also?
In related news:
WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. workers filing new claims
for jobless benefits fell by 10,000 last week, government data on Thursday
showed, but remained at elevated levels indicating a weak labor
Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits declined to
a seasonally adjusted 425,000 in the week ended Aug 23 from a revised 435,000 the prior week,
the Labor Department said. It was the lowest reading since the week of July 19.
So the immediate quota for ICE should be 425,000 . At this point, no American or legal immigrant should be without a job.
So what of this recession?