U.S immigration officials make a record-setting bust in Mississippi.
Close to 700 undocumented immigrants were taken into custody Wednesday
Buses full of detainees, all captured in what a Mississippi official says might be “the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation” in U.S. history.
Immigration officials took about 680 people into custody at seven food processing plants in six-communities in the central part of the state.
These arrests come after a year-long criminal investigation by Homeland Security officials.
ICE officials say the agency has previously worked with school liaisons in finding placement for children whose parents are detained.
Jackson’s Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said these raids were “dehumanizing and ineffective.”
Canton’s Mayor said he was worried about the children and the impact of the arrests on the local economy.
Some of the undocumented immigrants have already been released, according to ICE.