The Biggest Immigration Crackdown of Our Generation
From Los Angeles to New York, 21 undocumented immigrants were arrested during a nationwide crackdown by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Wednesday’s oppression is known as the biggest repression on a company suspected of hiring undocumented workers since President Donald Trump took office.
The top official of I.C.E. described the raids as a warning to other companies that may have unauthorized employees on their payrolls. “Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce,” ICE’s Acting Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement. “ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable.”
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ Early Wednesday morning, dozens of #7Eleven stores were raided and 21 arrests were made in connection with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (#ICE). _____________________________________ Agents targeted nearly 100 convenience stores spanning from Los Angeles to New York. The raids were described as a “warning to other companies that may have unauthorized employees on their payroll.” _____________________________________ According to @nbcnews, ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said, “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.” _____________________________________ Since #DonaldTrump has taken office, ICE has reportedly made nearly 40% more arrests. _____________________________________ 7-Eleven responded to the raids in a statement and said that each franchise is run by independent business owners who are “solely responsible for their employees, which include deciding who to hire and verifying their eligibility to work in the United States.” _____________________________________ The statement continues, “7-Eleven takes compliance with immigration laws seriously and—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Scott Olson/ @gettyimages)