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6 Denver-area 7-Eleven stores among 100 swept up in nationwide ICE raids

Article CAIRCO note: 
From Article: "Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said the inspections offered “a good sign” that the administration was serious about going after employers."
Article author: 
Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant
Article publisher: 
The Associated Press/Denver Post
Article date: 
January 10, 2018
Article category: 
Colorado News
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[...] “This is what we’re gearing up for this year and what you’re going to see more and more of is these large-scale compliance inspections, just for starters,” said Derek Benner, acting head of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, which oversees cases against employers.

“It’s not going to be limited to large companies or any particular industry — big, medium and small,” he said.

Six 7-Eleven stores in the Denver area were raided, but no arrests were made in Colorado, said Carl Rusnok, ICE spokesman for Colorado.

Unlike other enforcement efforts that have marked Trump’s first year in office, Wednesday’s actions were aimed squarely at store owners and managers, though 21 workers across the country were arrested on suspicion of being in the country illegally ...


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Study Shows E-Verify's Effectiveness, Center for Immigration Studies, December 11, 2017.

7-Eleven Raids Not Exactly A Reign Of Terror–Only 21 Arrests. More Action Needed!, by Federale, VDare, January 14, 2018.