U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers raided a Koch Foods poultry plant in Fairfield and Koch’s headquarters in Chicago and arrested roughly 160 employees.
Monte Lobb, an official at the Fairfield plant, said the company fired many employees after finding out they were illegal, and that he tried to cooperate. “The government won’t work with me,” he said. “I’m against illegals. I’m not going to do anything to break the law, but people get false papers.”
More than 300 ICE officials descended on the Fairfield plant in the late-August raid.