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US attorney in charge of ICE raids speaks out

Credit: WAPT
Published on August 16, 2019 - Duration: 02:12s
US attorney in charge of ICE raids speaks out
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US attorney in charge of ICE raids speaks out

UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS... NEWTONIGHT...WE'RE HEARING FROM THEMANIN CHARGE OF THAT RAID, AND WEHAVE REACTIONFROM A CONGRESSMAN WHO BELIEVESTHRAIDS HAD THE WRONG FOCUS... 680 IMMIGRANT WORKERS ARRESTEDAND DETAINED IN MISSISSIPPI THISMONTH,FOR WORKING, AND LIVING IN THEUSILLEGALLY...SOME NOW FACING SEPERATION FROMTHIERFAMILIES, AND DEPORTATION...WE SAW EVIDENCE OF CRIMES BEINGCOMMITTED IN OUR STATE, AND WEWANTED TO INVESTIGATE FURTHER,AND EXECUTINGCRIMINAL SEARCH WARRANTS IS PARTOF SUCH INVESTIGATIONSACCORDING TO US ATTORNEY MIKEHURST, SEVEN CHICKEN PROCESSINGPLANTSWERE RAIDED ACCROSS CENTRALMISSISSIPPI, INAN OPERATION THAT USED MORETHAN 6HUNDRED FEDERAL AGENTS FROMACCROSSTHE COUNTRY...IT TOOK A YEAR TO PLAN, BUTMISSISSIPPICONGRESSMAN BENNIE THOMPSON SAYSTHEFOCUS WAS WRONG...WE THINK THAT YOU SHOULD GOAFTER THE PERSON WHO WAS DOINGTHE HIRING.

UH, BECAUSE AFTERALL...EVEN THOUGH THOSEINDIVIDUALSWERE UNDOCUMENTED...T HEY WEREAT WORK.

SOME OFTHEM HAVE BEEN IN THIS COMMUNITY15, 20 YEARSTHOMPSON SAYS AS OF NOW, THECOMPANIESINVOLVED...KOCH FOODS, AND PHFOOD HAVE NOBEEN CHARGED WITH ANY CRIMES...ATTORNEY HURST SAYS HE CAN'TSPEAK ON ANYPENDING CASES, BUT OFFERSTHIS..WE HAVE, AND I HAVE PERSONALLYPROSECUTED EMPLOYERS, MANAGERS,COMPANIES, ANDOWNERS, FOR VIOLATING OURCRIMINAL IMMIGRATIONLAWS.

AND IF WE HAVE EVIDENCE,BEYOND A REASONABLEDOUBT THAT THAT OCCOURED IN THISCASE...WE WILL PROCEED WITHPROSECUTIONCONGRESSMAN THOMPSON SAYSZEROING IN ON THE EMPLOYERS ISWHERETHE DOJ'S RESOURCES ARE BESTSERVED...BECAUSE AFTER ALL...THEY'RE THEBIGGEST VIOLATORS, ANDUH...THEY KNOW WHAT THE LAW IS.AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE THUS ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, AND ICE,AND OTHER OFFICIALS UH, TOLOOK AT THEM AS THE MAJORCULPRIT TO THIS SITUATION CONGRESSMAN THOMPSON SAYS THEINFORMATION USED TO DETAIL THOSEUNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CAMEFROMTHE COMPANIES THAT WERERAIDED...I ASKED US ATTORNEY HURST ABOUTTHEPOSSIBILITY OF MORE RAIDS IN THESTATE...HEOFFERED NO COMMENT... A CANTON FAMILY LIVING IN

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