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U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst Talks Immigration Raids and An Edited NPR Interview

Mike Hurst, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, joined the Gallo Show on Wednesday to talk about the efforts his office has made to enforce immigration and other laws across the Magnolia state.

Hurst was recently interviewed on National Public Radio for a story about the aftermath of the largest, single-State worksite enforcement action in U.S. history in which 680 people were detained.

NPR later produced a story containing Hurst’s interview. Hurst says that during the course of the interview with NPR, he discussed the nearly 400 identities that were stolen by illegal immigrants detained during the raids. He says those parts of his interview were selectively edited out of the final story. Hurst says that he thinks parts of his interview were edited out because it “didn’t fit the narrative”

The full interview with NPR was recorded on video by Hurst’s staff.

Supertalk Mississippi has reached out to NPR for comment.

Hurst also talked about recent enforcement actions against the employers of illegal immigrants, and other activities by his office.



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