Approximately 300 of the 680 illegal aliens detained in massive ICE raids in Mississippi on Wednesday were released the same day, reported the Clarion Ledger.
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Approximately 30 people detained Wednesday were released at the same site they were detained on “humanitarian grounds,” according to a press release issued Thursday by Mike Hurst, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, and ICE.
Another 270 were released after being processed by Homeland Security Investigations on Wednesday. Those 270 were taken back to where they were initially detained, the release stated.
“You are going to have persons released,” he said. “ICE makes custody determination on a case-by-case basis based on the totality of their circumstances.”
According to the Thursday release, “all those detained yesterday were asked when they arrived at the processing center whether they had any children who were at school or child care and needed to be picked up.”
Seven food processing plants were raided by ICE agents Wednesday evening and 680 suspected illegals were taken into custody.
It was the largest workplace enforcement actions in the nation’s history, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba immediately posted a plea for churches to give sanctuary to illegal aliens in the wake of ICE raids on several chicken processing plants.
And now nearly half of the illegals detained have been released back into the US population.