The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that up to one-fourth of the victims who might have testified against their traffickers were deported. Those include some workers picked up in an Immigration raid last year at a meat processing plant in Postville, Iowa.
The newspaper also reports some deportees have been sedated or abused on one of two Kansas City-based government airlines in violation of federal regulations. The story was one in a five-part series.
It was based on interviews and reviews of court documents and thousands of pages of reports released under the Freedom of Information Act.