7Eleven foreign worker scandal spreads to USA

By Leith van Onselen

More than two years after the 7Eleven wages fraud scandal broke in Australia, the United States is undergoing a similar experience. From The Brisbane Times:

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at dozens of 7-Eleven stores across the US before dawn on Wednesday to interview employees and deliver audit notifications…

ICE said its agents targeted 98 stores and made 21 arrests, describing the operation as a warning to other companies who may have unauthorised workers on their payroll.

“Today’s actions send a strong message to US 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,” said Thomas Homan, the agency’s top official, in a statement.

“Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet,” Homan’s statement said. “ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.”

Trump has long pledged to crack down on businesses that hire undocumented workers and increase deportations…

ICE described Wednesday’s operation as a follow-up effort to ensure that 7-Eleven is in compliance with hiring laws…

History never repeats but it sure does rhyme.

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    • Unlike Australia, in the US this sort of stuff (Fraud etc, when dealing with a Federal agency) can mean employers involved can be jailed.

  1. and watch the left now starting more protests and calling for Trump to be examined if he is stable.. haha
    Lot of people hate to lose their cheap Mexican slaves.
    I would have reverse the game – legalise everyone that is already in US and force everyone to pay these people legal wage.

    • kiwikarynMEMBER

      Exactly. Illegal immigrants are the only way the Democratic middle class can afford to have servants. Otherwise they would have to clean their own houses and raise their own children, and basically live like a working class Trump supporter.

  2. https://qz.com/1159067/h-4-spouses-wives-of-indian-h-1b-visa-holders-fear-becoming-second-class-citizens-under-trump/

    Um, they are not citizens…they were never citizens of USA – they are on a bloody visa.

    Trump wants to re-ban the wifes of H1B visas from working in USA. 😁

    lead to marital discord or even child abuse. “We’ve seen terrible cases of domestic violence. In one instance, the frustration was taken out on the family where the mother attacked her own children,

    Seriously? Let me steal the job of an American woman or else I will injure my kids?

    Stay in the 3rd world!

  3. reusachtigeMEMBER

    I love Mr Donald but this is just an attack on the freedoms of enterprises to maximise profits!

  4. The Causality is backwards.

    7/11 is head quartered out of Dallas TX not to mention its been several years since many Franchisees bought as retirement investments spoke out about HQ maleficence.

    disheveled… classic fish rorting ™ from the head down… cough… incentivized…

  5. – Poor poor employers. Now they have pay higher wages and that will eat into their profits. And their profits were already that flimsy. Didn’t they pay (enough) bribes to the people in Congress ?? Or did they bribe the wrong people ?