Gee, say it ain’t so.
Federal immigration agents said they uncovered 350 suspected undocumented workers in a raid on a Mississippi electrical equipment plant Monday, hours after sealing all entrances amid reports their sweep had idled normal operations.
Barbara Gonzalez, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman, confirmed the raid and said it targeted Howard Industries Inc. of Laurel.
The company produces dozens of products ranging from electrical transformers to medical supplies, according to the company’s Web site.
“This is a targeted enforcement operation that is part of an ongoing ICE investigation that has revealed that illegal aliens are employed at Howard Industries,” Gonzalez said, adding late Monday that agents were still interviewing plant workers.
She declined to say how many federal agents were involved, but said they acted on a tip provided by a union worker.
Well, at least a union worker was useful for something…
……Suspected illegal workers were loaded later Monday into white vans with shaded windows and driven away as ICE agents guarded the plant entrances. Gonzalez wouldn’t say where they were headed other than to say they were being taken to a holding facility.
Notice that none of the lawbreakers responsible for hiring the illegals were arrested. They should have been carted away as well.