ICE Raids Reveals Illegal Aliens Stole Identities of Dead Americans To Work
Over 200 of the illegal workers had criminal records
Many of the illegal aliens arrested in the biggest single-state raid by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mississippi, stole the identities of deceased Americans, according to prosecutors.
ICE agents conducted the largest workplace raid earlier this month, with sweeps on five food processing plants in Mississippi, netting the arrests of 680 illegal aliens.
But ICE officials said they released about 300 illegal workers on “humanitarian grounds.”
Over 200 of the illegal workers had criminal records.
A number of plants on Georgia, where cheap illegal labor is believed to be rife, have reportedly seen their workforce dwindle as illegal aliens flee over fears of being captured during ICE raids.
While the illegal workers are being smoked out, however, the situation is creating job opportunities for Americans in their local communities.
Earlier this month, agents conducted the largest workplace ICE raid in US history, across five food processing plants in Mississippi, resulting in the arrest of 680 illegal alien workers.
Federal affidavits obtained by the Neshoba Democrat show l that illegal workers arrested had stolen identities of American citizens, including ones who are deceased.
Federal prosecutors say the illegal workers purchased fraudulent Social Security documents for between $200 and $1,000, to work at the plants.
According to Breitbart: Some victims of the claimed identity theft scheme by the illegal workers reported to federal officials how they were denied government benefits because when they applied, records came up that they were working at the food processing plants in Mississippi, though they were not.
Since the ICE raid, only 40 of the 680 illegal aliens have had charges brought against them, and none of the employers have had charges brought against them.
Federal affidavits, as Breitbart News noted, claim that the food processing plant employers were fully aware that hundreds of their employees were illegally in the U.S., and in some cases, illegal workers said they were not required for work authorization documents.
Many of the illegal workers would arrive at the food processing plants wearing ankle monitors, indicating that they had been released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into the U.S. interior after crossing the southern border.
Today, at least eight million illegal aliens are holding American jobs in the U.S. economy that would have otherwise gone to American workers and legal immigrants.
In most cases, these illegal workers obtain fraudulent work authorization documents or steal American citizens’ identities to take jobs.
The mass employment of illegal aliens by hundreds of businesses, though, continues to go largely overlooked by the law, as only 11 employers and no companies have been federally prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens in the last year.
A 2018 investigation by the Immigration and Reform Law Institute (IRLI) discovered that there had been potentially 39 million cases between 2012 to 2016, wherein American citizens have had their identities stolen by illegal aliens.