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Resource ID: #17235
Subject: Immigrants
Source: Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
Date: 2000-11-21



The Lexington Herald-Leader investigates Cagle's Keystone Foods and the large number of Hispanic workers the new plant has brought to the area. The plant was intended to provide jobs for the area's poor. However, many locals did not like the repetitive tasks they were asked to perform at Cagle's and quit soon after it opened. Cagle's officials filled the open positions with Hispanic immigrants. Local law enforcement agencies have discovered that many of the replacement workers are actually illegal immigrants. Police were tipped off to the problem when they blocked a road near the Cagle's plant. Officers ticketed many Hispanics for having fake driver's licenses and driving unregistered cars.

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