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Man Pleads Guilty in Charge Linked to 2019 Immigration Raids

A man who worked as an employee services contractor at a Mississippi poultry processing plant pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge connected to one of the largest workplace immigration ...

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Letter to Biden Says ‘Trump’s Racist Raid’ Caused Damage to Immigrants, He Must Reverse

A letter to President Joe Biden is demanding action to address the plight of immigrant workers in the wake of the August 2019 federal raid of food-processing plants in six ...

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Four Poultry Plant Execs Indicted After 2019 Immigration Raid

Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade.

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Bill Says Mississippi Could Check for Voters' US Citizenship

Republican Secretary of State Michael Watson, Mississippi's top elections official, told lawmakers Tuesday that he wants the power to check whether registered voters in the state are also U.S. citizens.

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Immigrants, Activists Call For Rights at State Capitol

Jeimy Viveros wants those who come after her to have a better shot at their dreams. She came to the Mississippi Capitol to advocate for in-state tuition for all residents ...

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ICE Raids Show ‘Christian Crisis in America,’ Guatemalan Cardinal Says in Jackson

Guatemalan Cardinal Alvaro Ramazzini called for a renewed humanity in the nation’s treatment of immigrants in Jackson last week before going to Carthage to meet people affected by massive, statewide ...

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Field Hearing Sheds Light on Mississippi ICE Raids

The (ICE) field hearing touched on the impact of the raids on local economies, the cost of carrying them out, and back wages owed to workers, but it did not ...

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Rep. Palazzo: Caged Kids Getting ‘Best Treatment of Their Lives,’ Despite Deaths

When 7-year-old Guatemalan child Jakelin Caal died of shock and dehydration while in Customs and Border Patrol custody on Dec. 8, 2018, she was the first child to die in ...

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DOSSIER: Hitting Transparency Brick Walls, Scolded for Immigration Coverage

"I'm officially launching my new weekly Dossier, which will spotlight our accountability journalism, whether about how ICE raids are conducted or when public officials aren't being transparent or not following ...

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Mississippi Sheriff Sets Policies Amid Racial Profiling Suit

A county in south Mississippi has settled a racial profiling lawsuit and its sheriff's department is setting new policies that limit officers' use of race or national origin as a ...

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Eight protesters gathered outside of River Hills Country Club, where Gov. Mitt Romney was holding ...