Jere Miles, special agent in charge of homeland security investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at Homeland Security’s office in New Orleans, told members of the House Homeland Security Committee on November 7 that most of the 680 illegal aliens apprehended in agency raids at poultry plants in Mississippi in August were using stolen American identity documents.
Miles disputed the claims of members of Congress who have alleged that the “undocumented” workers were doing no harm.
“They stole the IDs of 400 U.S. citizens,” said Miles. “Where’s their voice?”
Miles defended the August 7 operations against seven poultry-processing plants, stating that they were a success, and a deterrent to future illegal aliens. He disputed allegations made by Democrats on the committee who called a field hearing in Mississippi to criticize the raids. The hearing, which was chaired by Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) was held at Tougaloo College…
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