Businesses that hire undocumented workers are being targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). January 10, 2018, ICE Agents served an employment audit notice to 7 Eleven stores in 17 states and Washington, D.C. ICE gave managers and franchise owners three days to provide the agency with I-9 documentation for their workers.
ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan issued the following statement concerning the 7-Eleven Operation:
“Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce: ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable,” said Thomas D. Homan, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director. “Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.”
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