Trump administration muscle its action against illegal immigration. At dawn on Wednesday, the US Immigration Service (ICE) police conducted Wednesday operations in a hundred local grocery 7-Eleven to dissuade their managers from working illegal immigrants, have announced the US authorities.

One hundred grocery stores were controlled in 17 US states. Managers and their employees interviewed, and 21 people in an irregular situation were arrested in these popular grocery stores, new sign of the hardening of US migration policy.

“Send a strong message”

“Today’s actions have sent a strong message to businesses hiring and employing illegal labor: ICE will enforce the law, and if you break it, you will be held accountable”, said Thomas Homan, deputy director of the immigration police.

“Businesses that hire illegal workers create an incentive for illegal immigration, we are working hard to remove this magnet,” he added in a statement.

7-Eleven Inc. responded by stating that it was not responsible for the hiring of its franchise stores. “7-Eleven franchisees are independent shop owners and are solely responsible for their employees,” the company said in a statement. “7-Eleven takes immigration compliance seriously and ends franchise agreements with franchisees who have broken the law,” she says.