Skip to comments.10 arrested as federal agents search Sparboe Farms
Posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:51 PM PST by posterchild
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dozens of federal homeland security agents searched Sparboe Farms in Litchfield on Tuesday as part of what authorities called a "larger criminal investigation," but details about the nature of the operation were not disclosed.
No criminal arrests were made, but 10 people were picked up on an administrative charge that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement often uses to detain possible illegal immigrants. ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer said he could not provide details because the investigation is ongoing.
Neudauer said that as of midday Tuesday, two of those arrested had been released, but the rest were still in custody and their cases were being reviewed in light of the wider investigation.
Sparboe Farms spokesman Chuck Sanger said in a statement that the company complies with immigration laws and takes them seriously. He said Sparboe verifies employee documentation and provides ongoing training to those involved in hiring.
Sanger said ICE had executed search warrants at its Litchfield location Tuesday morning, but he did not have details about the warrants or about those who were detained. He said the company is not aware of anything other than immigration-related issues that would be of concern.
"There have been no food safety or quality concerns raised, and no Sparboe Farms eggs are at any risk," he said.
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Sounds like someone has been forgetting to get the payments in the mail on time.
Shoot, that is where I buy my pickled pig’s feet. I guess I will have to go back to gourmet and buy them at Byerly’s.
One thing is for sure in this ‘pay to play’ era of 0bama.. IT’S POLITICAL.
If they want to find them, why don’t they just offer them free driver’s licenses?
All the while we have another 20+ million here ILLEGALLY. Glad to see these people doing their job.
How do you arrest 20 million illegal aliens? One at a time. How else are you going to do it?
Aren’t eggs used to make vaccines?
You know, Canada is cold, but it has a lot of good natural resources and not many people... that border is even longer than the US/Mexico border...so, why don’t we invade it...just a few people at a time. 20 years from now, they won’t know what hit them :)
“Wow!!! 10 people arrested!! I wonder how much they spent to “get” these people.”
OK, they were arrested. So, how many of them do you actually think will be seeing the “old country” soon...?