ICE raid on 7-Eleven stores nationwide

U.S. immigration agents raided dozens of 7-Eleven stores yesterday in an attempt to crackdown on companies suspected of hiring undocumented workers.

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Federal immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores across the country before daybreak on Wednesday, arresting undocumented workers and demanding paperwork from managers, in what the Trump administration described as its largest enforcement operation against employers so far.

The sweeps of 98 stores in 17 states, from California to Florida, resulted in 21 arrests, according to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which signaled intensified efforts against businesses that hire unauthorized workers.

“Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal work force: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable,” Thomas D. Homan, the acting director of the agency, said in a statement.

Mr. Homan, the nation’s top immigration-enforcement official, has promised more scrutiny of businesses that knowingly violate federal laws requiring employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their workers. https://www.nytimes…

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  • Rich Kolar

    And when asked to comment 7-11 corporate offices in Texas said local franchise managers make their own hiring decisions. That reminds me of the original TV show Mission Impossible. Should any member of your team be caught or killed the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Yet if local franchises don’t make their corporate goal sales numbers we reserve the right to pull your franchise and award to someone else.