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The Ongoing Harms of Trump-era Mississippi Raids & Immigration Prosecutions

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Community Advocate
Published: Jan. 25, 2024

In August 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out massive workplace raids on chicken processing plants across Central Mississippi, arresting 680 Indigenous, Latino, and immigrant poultry workers. This explainer addresses the ongoing harms caused by the worksite raids, including the use by DHS of criminal charges stemming from the raids to target workers for deportation and deny them immigration relief.