Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Enforcement Operations

Major criminals – not – working night shift in 7-11s – easy mark to make ICE look good and damn the consequences to families.


An unannounced sweep of 98 convenience stores by U.S. immigration authorities—resulting in the arrest of 21 unauthorized workers—may signal a new approach to worksite enforcement under the Trump administration, moving away from a strategy of paper-based audits that resulted in higher employer fines and fewer worker arrests. This article explores worksite enforcement over recent decades.