About 200 workers at chicken processing plants in Georgia abandoned their posts as rumors swirled that ICE enforcement would be conducted there on Thursday. ICE officials have confirmed that no actions were actually conducted on Thursday and that no arrests were made.

Illegal immigrants working at the plants were on edge after 680 illegal immigrants were arrested when ICE took suspected illegals from Mississippi chicken processing plants just weeks ago.

ICE said there was “no worksite enforcement action at chicken plants in Georgia today” and that they had not received any requests for help from Gold Creek Foods, which owns the plants from which illegal immigrants had fled.

The earlier ICE actions in Mississippi resulted in children being left behind without their parents after the parents lied to ICE agents about having children that needed to be picked up from school or daycare.

The increase in enforcement and deportations has many illegal immigrants worried that they will be next. Maybe those who are in the country illegally will decide to leave voluntarily to avoid being arrested and detained by ICE.

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