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SALEM, Ohio (AP) – U.S. immigration agents have arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio meat packing plant, the second large-scale raid in the state within the past two weeks.
Immigration officials say the arrests on Tuesday came after a year-long investigation into whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally.
The arrests happened at Fresh Mark’s meat processing plant in Salem, about a half hour southwest of Youngstown.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it also carried out search warrants at the company’s three other locations in Canton and Massillon.
A message seeking comment was left with the company Wednesday.
Two weeks ago, immigration agents arrested 114 people at a landscaping center in Ohio. The raids are part of the Trump administration’s growing immigration crackdowns.