Undocumented Seymour Johnson Workers To Appear Before Judge
Posted July 7, 2005 6:30 a.m. EDT
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — Forty-nine workers caught at Seymour Johnson Air Force base without the proper documentation will appear Thursday before a federal judge.
The workers left the Johnston County Jail early Thursday morning in three different vans heading to Raleigh. They face a number of charges, including entering without inspection. The workers may face deportation.
The workers were arrested at Seymour Johnston Air Force Base Wednesday after it was discovered that they did not have the proper paperwork. Officials believe the men were able to elude base security using counterfeit documentation.
Some of the workers were hired by subcontractors to Parsons Evergreene, LLC, a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Investigators said the situation poses serious security questions, but none of the men pose a terrorism threat.