Federal Immigration agents targeted nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the Country in an illegal immigration raid/probe.
The LA Times (@latimes) reports, Twenty-one people were arrested on suspicion of being in the country illegally as U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement agents served inspection notices at convenience stores in 17 states, including California, and The District Of Columbia, officials said.
Agents served 98, 7-Eleven franchises with notices of inspection of the stores I-9 immigration forms, which employers are required to maintain on their employees’ status, and interviewed workers and managers on Tuesday.
“As part of the 7-Eleven franchise agreement, 7-Eleven requires all franchise business owners to comply with all federal, state, and local employment laws. This obligation requires 7-Eleven franchises to verify work eligibility in the U.S for all of their prospective employees prior to hiring. 7-Eleven takes compliance with immigration laws seriously and has terminated the franchise agreements of franchisees convicted of violating these laws.” 7-Eleven said in a statement.