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Thursday, March 11, 2010

10 former Agriprocessors workers to be deported

By Ron Adams
The Associated Press
March 10, 2010

POSTVILLE, Iowa - Ten undocumented aliens who were arrested and charged in the May 2008 raid at the former Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville have learned that they will be deported by March 31.

The 10 workers, who were all from Mexico, picked up deportation papers Monday at the Immigration Customs and Enforcement office in Cedar Rapids.

The 10 were among the 389 arrested and charged in the raid. They pleaded guilty in court proceedings a few days after the raid.

A volunteer at St. Bridget's Church in Postville, which has been helping the immigrants, says a number of former Agriprocessors workers from Guatemala will receive their paperwork for deportation on Wednesday.