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Mexico Says 122 Mexicans Detained in Mississippi Operations

2019-08-09 08:48:53       source:U.S. News

August 8, 2019

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - Mexico's foreign ministry said on Thursday that 122 Mexicans had been detained in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi as part of sweeping U.S. immigration operations.

U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across the state on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest worksite enforcement operation in a single state.

In a statement on Twitter, the Mexican foreign ministry said that 34 of the 122 people detained had been released and notified of dates for hearings with migration authorities.

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