Not only did they brake "immigration laws," but they all did commit felonies. On the low end, that would have been document fraud, at the very least. If they claimed to be US citizens on their I-9 form, they would also be guilty of false claim of citizenship. That's hard to beat, but it can be beat if they used another person's ID, in which case we are also talking identity theft. In short, they'll all do time in the slammer before being deported. I just wish that they'd fine the owner of the two poultry plants $25,000 for each person they employed knowing that they were illegal aliens.
An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.