Workers In Hannibal May Be Illegal Immigrants

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Friday, September 14 2007 Sep 14, 2007 Friday, September 14, 2007 6:28:38 AM CDT September 14, 2007 in News
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HANNIBAL (AP) - Authorities are still trying to determine whether 19 Hispanic men working at a construction project in Hannibal are in the country legally. A tip led officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to Continental Cement's plant in the northeast Missouri town on Wednesday. The men were not jailed or arrested, but their status is under investigation. The workers are with Schueck Steel of Little Rock, Arkansas. They are working in Hannibal to help build a new $150 million kiln at the cement plant. Continental Cement's vice president says the patrol's action is surprising because the construction project has been monitored by federal regulators.

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