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Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states
Associated Press•January 10, 2018

Yesterday ICE agents decended on 7-11 stores...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. Agents said they targeted about 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers.

The employment audits and interviews with store workers could lead to criminal charges or fines. And they appeared to open a new front in Trump's expansion of immigration enforcement, which has already brought a 40 percent increase in deportation arrests and pledges to spend billions of dollars on a border wall with Mexico.

A top official at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the audits were "the first of many" and "a harbinger of what's to come" for employers.

"This is what we're gearing up for this year and what you're going to see more and more of is these large-scale compliance inspections, just for starters," said Derek Benner, acting head of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, which oversees cases against employers.

"It's not going to be limited to large companies or any particular industry — big, medium and small," he said.

Unlike other enforcement efforts that have marked Trump's first year in office, Wednesday's actions were aimed squarely at store owners and managers, though 21 workers across the country were arrested on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

7-Eleven Stores Inc., based in Irving, Texas, said in a statement that the owners of its franchises are responsible for hiring and verifying work eligibility. The chain with more than 8,600 convenience stores in the U.S. said it has previously ended franchise agreements for owners convicted of breaking employment laws. ... 02556.html

Yea baby! Round um up and "get um outa here"! Finally the government will start to go after employers for violating the law. It's about damn time. And I have no doubt that they chose 7-11 stores symbolically- to send a message to employers. There are thousands of other companies where they could have netted hundreds of violations in one day, but 7-11 sends a message that big or small, ICE will come after you.

These are not jobs that Americans will not do- these are jobs that Americans need. This is a long time coming and hopefully the end of an era for employers who hire illegals.

Great news for American workers.

On a sad note, it appears that Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Owner of the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield was caught up in the ICE sting and was arrested without a green card. Mr. Nahasapeemapetilon, shown below is awaiting his immigration hearing and will be deported if found guilty.

We will miss you Apu!

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