Immigration agents carried out raids at dozens of 7-Eleven stores across the country Wednesday … ICE officials said the operation was a “harbinger of what’s to come”
Immigration agents carried out pre-dawn raids at dozens of 7-Eleven stores across the country Wednesday, opening employment audits and interviewing workers in a massive worksite enforcement operation. Agents targeted about 100 stores coast-to-coast, in the enforcement phase of an investigation that began four years ago with a 7-Eleven franchisee on New York’s Long Island, reports the…
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Worksite enforcement targets employment law violators
Ensuring each of its employees is legally authorized to work in the United States is one of many responsibilities facing every American business, from small start-up operations to our country’s largest and most prosperous corporations.
Tasked with enforcing the business community’s compliance with federal employment eligibility requirements, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) developed a comprehensive worksite enforcement strategy that targets employers who violate employment laws.
This strategy incorporates a three-prong approach to conduct worksite enforcement: compliance, through I-9 inspections, civil fines and referrals for debarment; enforcement, through the arrest of employers, knowingly employing undocumented workers, and the arrest of unauthorized workers for violation of laws associated with working without authorization; and outreach, through the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program, to instill a culture of compliance and accountability. (read more)