7-11 immigration raids signal ICE crackdown on employers.

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The Department of Homeland Security made headlines in January when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched coordinated raids on 7-11 franchise convenience stores in 17 states, including Pennsylvania. The raids targeted almost 100 stores, seeking evidence that they knowingly employ undocumented workers.

It was the largest worksite immigration enforcement action since President Trump took office.

An ICE statement said the raids sought to disrupt what it considers the most significant magnet for illegal immigration--employers that hire regardless of a worker's legal status.

The raids shut down stores for several hours as agents interviewed 7-11 staff and arrested 21. The franchises were given three days to produce documents showing the legal status of their employees.

Derek Benner, acting head of ICE Homeland Security...

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