It was a typical sight except for one thing: Most of the poultry processing workers were African American – not Latino, as they have been for much of the past decade.

House of Raeford, one of the nation's top chicken and turkey producers, appears to be transforming its workforce amid a court fight over federal charges that a subsidiary knowingly hired illegal immigrants.

By Franco Ordoñez -- Charlotte Observer

Black Americans
Interior Enforcement

Updated: Mon, Aug 17th 2009 @ 1:51pm EDT