Immigration battle comes to Santa Rosa

Yesterday, 13 workers at Panhandle Growers, a Santa Rosa County nursery, were arrested and charged with giving their employer Social Security numbers of people who are in the united states legally. Reportedly, some of the social security numbers being used were traced back to 6, 8, 10 year old kids.

In an interview with Dan Thomas of WEAR TV3, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall said that he’s seen an increase in crime, coming from the immigrant worker community. That’s what brought his investigators here to Panhandle Growers.