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U.S. immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores

The United States Government is cracking down on illegal workers in the U.S.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have started sending officers to places of employment where they believe undocumented immigrants could be employed.

Early on Wednesday morning, a team of ICE agents were sent to a series of 7-Eleven stores to conduct investigations.

"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," tweeted Tom Homan, acting director of ICE.

About a dozen investigations took place on Wednesday and the Trump presidency aims to continue targeting more stores across the country.

Any employers who knowingly employ undocumented workers will be arrested, along with the unauthorized worker, according to ICE.

“Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.”

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