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Undocumented Workers Pay Highest Price

La Opinion, Posted: Sep 28, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- Exploited migrant workers pay a higher price than the employers of undocumented workers, writes Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas in a La Opinion editorial. She cites recent charges against Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa where ICE arrested 400 people, 32 of them minors. In August, federal prosecutors filed 9,311 criminal charges against the owner of the plant and four employees related to child labor violations and hazardous working conditions, though a spokesman for the company denied that minors were employed. On Sept. 17 the defendants' lawyers pled "not guilty" on their behalf. If found guilty, they will face up to 30 days in jail and fines of $65 to $625 each. Many of the plant workers received below minimum wage and many of those arrested, remain in jail without access to legal representation.

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