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Dozens Arrested During Raid At Plant

Scores of suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested in a raid on a southwest Ohio poultry plant.

Authorities say the Koch Foods facility in Fairfield, about 20 miles north of Cincinnati, has been under investigation for two years.

Special Agent Brian Moskowitz with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement says it's the plant's "pattern and practice" to hire undocumented workers.

A Koch Foods human resources manager says he terminated 150 workers after learning they were not in the country legally, and he complains that federal authorities have ignored requests to work with him so he could stay on top of the issue.

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