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MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE OPERATION ENDS IN ARRESTS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

MULTI-AGENCY TASK FORCE OPERATION ENDS IN ARRESTS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
 OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Omaha office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) announced today that at about 6 p.m. last night a successful multi-agency task force operation was conducted at Monfort, Inc., located in Grand Island, Neb., at which 307 illegal aliens were arrested.
 The agents were armed with federal warrants authorizing them to search for and arrest over 296 illegal aliens who had been identified as having committed felonies by obtaining employment using counterfeit identification and/or falsely claiming to be United States citizens. The warrants also authorized the seizure of evidence of criminal activity surrounding the use of false identification and the hiring of illegal aliens.
 Eighty INS agents were supported by over 100 officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, Grand Island Police Department, and Hall County Sheriff's Department. Also assisting in the operation were special agents from the office of the Inspector General, Health and Human Services, Deputy United States Marshals, and special agents from the United States Secret Service.
 In Washington, INS Commissioner Gene McNary said, "Operations like this are designed to combat illegal immigration and to preserve jobs for those who are legally eligible to work in this country." He added that it is a felony to use counterfeit immigration documents or to falsely claim to be a United States citizen for any purpose. He also pointed out that it is illegal for an employer to knowingly accept counterfeit documents to circumvent the requirements of the immigration laws.
 In addition to the arrests, INS agents have seized thousands of files, records and documents as evidence of extensive violations of immigration laws.
 James M. Cole, Omaha INS district director, said that the INS may file an employer sanctions lawsuit against Monfort, Inc., a subsidiary of Conagra, Inc., as a result of the operation.
 Under U.S. immigration laws, arrested aliens have the right to a deportation hearing or to request immediate removal from the United States to their home country. Those requesting immediate return to their home country will be removed from the United States this week. Those requesting a hearing will be detained in custody or released on bond pending a deportation hearing. Custody decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
 Cole added, "Another successful aspect of this operation is the fine cooperation and coordination between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies."
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 /NOTE: A press conference is being held by James Cole, district director, Omaha District, at 1 p.m. CDT, at the Riverside Inn, 333 Ramada Road, Grand Island, Neb. The telephone number is 308-384-5150./
 /CONTACT: James M. Cole, district director, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 308-384-5150 (Sept. 23 and 24) or 402-697-9152/ CO: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service ST: Nebraska IN: SU:


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