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ICE Contracts with Metropolitan Knoxville Generate Fear with Rural Immigrants

In 2018, an ICE raid in a Bean Station, Tennessee, slaughterhouse made national headlines.  Ninety-seven workers were arrested. The second-largest ICE raid in history, it was a harbinger of the East Tennessee immigration crackdown just around the corner.   Knox County Sheriff J. J. Jones had just signed two, linked contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]