July 17, 2009

House of Raeford poultry plant subsidiary charged with immigration violations

A South Carolina unit of House of Raeford Farms has been charged as part of an ongoing federal investigation into immigration violations. Federal authorities allege Columbia Farms, a subsidiary of the Raeford-based poultry company, hired illegal workers from around 2000 until October 2008, when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided the plant.

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