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.

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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.