Last week, 270 illegal aliens who had been working at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, were convicted of working with false documentation. This is a marked change from previous immigration raids, where illegal workers were simply deported.
The United States Attorney for northern Iowa called the successful prosecutions an "astonishing success" and the special agent in charge of ICE investigations said the raid and prosecutions proved that the U.S. Government is "committed to enforcing the nation’s immigration laws in the workplace to maintain the integrity of the immigration system."
After serving their jail sentences, most of the jailed illegal workers will be automatically deported, per the terms of their plea deal.
Click here to read more about the convictions.
Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:27pm EDT