DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Nearly 300 workers arrested last week in an immigration raid at a northeast Iowa meatpacking plant have reached plea deals and face deportation proceedings, authorities say.
The U.S. attorney's office said Thursday that 302 workers from the Agriprocessors plant in Postville were charged with federal crimes after the May 12 raid. Of those, 297 have pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison time or probation.
The remaining five have cases pending in federal court. Charges include use of false identification documents and false use of Social Security numbers.
U.S. Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth says the operation was the largest single-site immigration raid in U.S. history.