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Immigration: 89% of workers at Wildcat Dairy not authorized to work in United States

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There's no shortage of irony in news about a large immigration-related bust at Morgan County's Wildcat Dairy A whopping 89 percent of staffers there were not authorized to work in the U.S. -- but only the employees have been charged with a crime, while the business owner is being credited with aiding law enforcement.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, a "routine inspection" of the dairy, located at 24268 Morgan County Road 21, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security turned up twenty workers suspected of using forged social security and alien-registration cards to get a job. All twenty have now been indicted on charges that include criminal impersonation.

Today, DHS agents, joined by members of the sheriff's office and the Fort Morgan Police Department, began making arrests. At this point, eleven people have been busted on outstanding warrants, with a twelfth earning a set of handcuffs due to an auto theft warrant out of California.

Here's the list of eleven primary arrestees:

1. Fausto Palma, (dob 01/30/1990) Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at 431 Euclid, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

2. Patrida Javier Lievanos, (dob 08/28/1972) Brush Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

3. Fidel Zavala-Ramirez, (dob 03/23/1960) Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

4. Ramon Gutierrez, (dob 10/17/1979) Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation, possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

5. Martin Gutierrez, (dob 08/03/1967) Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

6. Dulio Vallecillo, (dob 04/12/1987), Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

7. Aguirre Guillermo, (dob 09/03/1983), Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at 118 Pine Log Lane Village, Criminal impersonation, Possession of Forged instruments. No Bond.

8. Freddy Rodriguez, (dob 06/14/1982), Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at 431 Euclid Street, Criminal Impersonation, Possession of Forged Instruments. No Bond.

9. Ramon Hernandez, (dob 08/08/1990), Fort Morgan, Colorado, Arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation. No Bond.

10. Edmundo Faudoa, (dob 11/10/1974), Fort Morgan, Colorado, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation. No Bond.

11. Omar Gonzalez, (dob 01/15/1976), Log Lane Village, arrested at Wildcat Dairy, Criminal Impersonation. No Bond.

As for the business in question, the MCSO press release notes that "the management of Wildcat Dairy cooperated with the arrest operations"...

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