In the US state of Mississippi, about 680 illegal residents were arrested Wednesday evening after police raids. Federal authorities call it one of the largest arrests within the borders of one state.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested the migrants in seven different food factories in Mississippi.
CNN reports that the ICE used confidential counselors who were employed at a number of those food factories.
There would have been an employee who received between 500 and 800 dollars per undocumented employee he declared.
Children looked after in fitness center
Some children of the migrants had no place to sleep after their parents were arrested. Those children were picked up from the street and taken to a local fitness center. There they were provided with food and drinks by volunteers.
According to local authorities, some of the migrants will be temporarily released for humanitarian reasons. What exactly is meant by this is unclear, it may mean that parents are released to visit their children.
Later they still have to appear before an immigration court.