Jennings Immigration Law Office

ICE Arrests Nearly 1,300 Meat Processing Workers

December 14, 2006

On Tuesday U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 1,300 meat processing workers who were employed by Swift & Company facilities in six different states.  ICE targeted Swift & Company after becoming aware of an alleged “identity theft scheme” among Swift & Company workers that provided fraudulent social security numbers.  The arrests have basically halted operations at the meat-packing plants.