Some workers arrested during Tuesday's immigration raid at the Swift plant in Greeley appeared in court today as authorities began the process of charging or deporting the nearly 13 hundred people arrested in six states.
The five men and women dressed in orange jumpsuits and wearing handcuffs are being held on suspicion of identity theft.
Prosecutors say one of the suspects was using the identity of a North Carolina man who died last year and the others were using the names of three women and one man in Texas.
They have until Monday to file charges against them.
About 5% of those arrested in the Swift raids are accused of stealing other people's identities in order to get jobs. The rest are being held for being in the country illegally.
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