On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers raided seven different food processing plants in Mississippi in what federal prosecutors described as “the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation’s history.”
Approximately 600 agents ascended upon plants in Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol, surrounding the areas so people wouldn’t be able to escape.
“The execution of federal search warrants today was simply about enforcing the rule of law in our state and throughout our great country,” U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said. ” I commend these federal agents, our state and local law enforcement partners, and our federal prosecutors for their professionalism and dedication to ensure that those who violate our laws are held accountable.”
While it’s great that our immigration laws are being enforced, it raises the question “how did ICE know where to go?”
Clearly people knew that undocumented immigrants were working in these factories. The companies associated with these plants, Koch Foods, and Pecco Foods Inc, to name a few, are worth hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars. They know who their workforce is.
Folks, do you want illegal immigration to stop? Then we need to punish the companies that are hiring illegally. That’s the only way to get rid of the incentive for the economically downtrodden of the world.
Yes, people should obey the sovereignty of another country, but those within the country have to do their part as well.
Shame on these companies for not hiring American. Hopefully they are held accountable.