Immigration Agents Raid 77 Northern California Workplaces; No Arrests Reported Featured

  02 February 2018

Federal immigration agents raided 77 businesses in Northern California this week, demanding proof that their employees are legally allowed to work in the United States, officials said.

It was believed to be the largest such localized sweep of workplaces by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency since President Trump took office. ICE agents swept into nearly 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide and arrested 21 suspected undocumented immigrants. Thomas Homan, the agency’s acting director, has called for a “400 percent increase” in such workplace operations. ICE did not identify any of the businesses its agents visited in the Bay Area and the Sacramento region Monday through Wednesday. The businesses were served notices of inspection and given three working days to comply, and no immediate arrests were made. Experts were struck by the scale of the operation. Read more here.

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