Homeland Security wants more ID theft power

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 12:18 AM EST

Homeland Security officials urged Congress to give federal agencies more authority for spotting identity theft, following a sweep of six U.S. meat processing plants that revealed widespread use by illegal migrants of stolen identities to get their jobs.

Agents from ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, arrested 1,282 workers Tuesday in daylong raids on six processing plants operated by Swift & Co., the nation's third-largest meat packer, federal officials revealed Wednesday. It was the largest workplace enforcement action aimed at finding illegal immigrants.

At MSNBC.

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