From another article:
Immigration officials last month informed Swift that it would remove unauthorized workers on Dec. 4, but Swift asked a federal judge to prevent agents from conducting the raid, arguing it would cause "substantial and irreparable injury" to its business.
The company ESTIMATED a raid WOULD REMOVE UP TO 40 PERCENT of its 13,000 workers. Greeley-based Swift describes itself as the world's second-largest meat processor with sales of about $9 billion.
After a closed hearing, a judge on Thursday rejected Swift's request, clearing the way for Tuesday's raids at the plants in Greeley; Grand Island; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minn."
But, at the same time????
"In a written statement, President and CEO Sam Rovit said the company has never knowingly hired illegal workers and does not condone the practice."
So if he had never knowing hired illegal workers, how is it possible that he can estimate loosing 40% of his workforce?