Nineteen former Pilgrim's Pride workers have pleaded guilty to misusing Social Security numbers in order to gain employment at a Texas plant. These convictions stem from the April ICE raids of Pilgrim's Pride facilities in five states. These individuals, all illegal aliens of Latin American origin, have been handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation. The April ICE raids were the culmination of a year-long investigation by ICE into the fraudulent use of Social Security numbers. Click here to read more about these convictions. This comes days after a federal judge in Tennessee said that the use of stolen Social Security numbers to gain employment might not necessarily be illegal.
Updated: Wed, Oct 11th 2017 @ 11:55am EDT