Did you think Pilgrim’s Pride Corp should face charges , fines or shut down for having illegals working there

A Tyler federal grand jury returned 24 indictments this week against illegal immigrants working at East Texas plants owned by the Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.For years, federal agents had received tips alleging undocumented immigrants were working at the plants owned by the nation’s largest chicken producer. Immigration... show more A Tyler federal grand jury returned 24 indictments this week against illegal immigrants working at East Texas plants owned by the Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.For years, federal agents had received tips alleging undocumented immigrants were working at the plants owned by the nation’s largest chicken producer. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Dallas acted on leads concerning two of the company’s seven East Texas plants. Undercover agents posing as illegal immigrants infiltrated an alleged network of job-seekers who paid hundreds of dollars for fraudulent identification while those responsible for hiring them looked the other way, the Associated Press reported.By the time the investigation concluded in December, agents had arrested 24 people, including: a Pilgrim’s Pride employee accused of dealing identification documents; a human resources employee at the Mount Pleasant facility; two other men agents say were part of the scheme to get identity documents for illegal immigrants; and 20 other workers at Pilgrim’s Pride plants in Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburg who are accused of using social security numbers not issued to them. An affidavit by ICE Special Agent George Ramirez revealed the agency has received more than 75 calls since 2005 about illegal immigrant workers at the plants. A review found 14 of the human resources employees were suspected of knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants, Ramirez stated.
http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20080110/NEWS01/404922563
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