Feds Raid Northwest 7-11 Stores, NOT Looking for Slurpees!
Some say it marks another point of emphasis by the Trump Administration when it comes to dealing with illegals, work and employment in the U.S.
According to multiple sources, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents 'raided' or audited 98 7-11 stores in 17 states, including California, Washington and Oregon.
According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, four stores in Portland and two in Seattle were inspected, looking over employee records. Officials say it was a followup to actions taken in 2013. ICE says information led them to audit 7-11 and other such retailers, over allegations they were employing workers who are here illegally.
21 people were said to have been arrested, although the reports we saw said no one in the Pacific Northwest was detained. Several unconfirmed reports claim one person was arrested in Portland, but ICE did not indicate that.
There are no reports of any such audit activity in the Tri-Cities or Eastern Washington.