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State agency gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities

"Today's actions send a strong message to USA 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", ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan said in a statement.

Department spokesman Brad Benfield says the licensing department has been regularly providing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with photos and driver's license applications.

"Under the current administration, all workers encountered during these investigations who are unauthorized to remain in the US are subject to administrative arrest and removal from the country", ICE said in its statement on the 7-Eleven operations. Expect ICE to move forward with similar enforcement actions, as one top ICE official stated the 7-Eleven raids were "a harbinger of what's to come" for employers.

"When we talk about targeting employers, that's auditing employers to see if they followed those rules". 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. Accordingly 7- Eleven Stores Inc., based in Irving, Texas, with more than 8,600 stores in the U.S., didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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The Wednesday dawn raids in 98 7-Eleven convenient stores resulted in the arrest of 21 people.

One of the biggest workplace immigration raids, in May 2008, resulted in the detention of almost 400 undocumented immigrants, including several children, at an Iowa meatpacking plant.

Eight of the accused wound up pleading guilty and were ordered to pay more than $2.6 million in back wages. Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of the Agriprocessors plant, which was then the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country, was eventually convicted of bank fraud in federal court.

Julie Myers Wood, former head of ICE during the Bush administration, said Wednesday's action showed that immigration officials were focusing their enforcement efforts on a repeat violator. "Today's actions send a strong message to US businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce", ICE's Acting Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement. Hardliners have been pressing for a tougher stance on employers. The clerk told agents he had no knowledge of documents required to prove eligibility to work and was asked to pass along brochures for voluntary programs aimed at better compliance with immigration laws.

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