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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — U.S. immigration agents made more than 100 arrests Tuesday at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company, one of the largest such stings in recent years and part of the Trump administration’s growing crackdown on employers for hiring people who are in the country illegally.
The 114 arrests occurred at two locations of Corso’s Flower & Garden Center, one in Sandusky, a resort city on Lake Erie, and another in nearby Castalia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it expected criminal charges including identity theft and tax evasion.
No criminal charges have been filed against Corso’s, but the employer is under investigation, authorities said. Two locations were searched, and Khaalid Walls, an agency spokesman, said “a large volume of business documents” were seized.
The article goes on to state the following:
The investigation into Corso’s began in October 2017 when the U.S. Border Patrol arrested a woman who gave stolen identity documents to job applicants in the country illegally, said Steve Francis, head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit in Detroit.
The document vendor led investigators to the landscaping company, where they examined documents in its files for irregularities, Francis said. Some Social Security numbers belonged to dead people.
Of the 313 employees whose records were examined, 123 were found suspicious and targeted for arrest and criminal charges of identity theft and, in nearly all cases, tax evasion.
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114 people have been arrested by U.S. immigration agents at the Sandusky and Castalia locations of Corso’s Flower & Garden Center https://t.co/iQYM8gEjiU
— The Morning Journal (@MorningJournal) June 5, 2018
Some local residents were objecting to the raid on Twitter:
The feds raided Corso’s and arrested 114 workers. This is the world we living in. I bet someone called them on that business. These people have a right to earn a living for their families. This is a bunch of trash!
— Jonathan (@MrJMcCarty) June 5, 2018
What happened at Corso’s is a tragedy and this really shouldn’t be a problem in America. Nobody deserves to be ripped from their families.
— lo (@laurendidion) June 5, 2018
ICE RAID in Corso’s Nursery in Ohio. 114 farm workers taken. Children still in daycare. Utter chaos. This has to stop!!!
— Veronica I. Dahlberg (@HOLAOhio) June 5, 2018
I’m not saying It isn’t heartbreaking or anything. I worked at corsos too and they knew about It they should’ve known this was gonna happen sooner or later. Sorry not sorry 🤷🏼♂️
— Tristin Vice 😜🤙🏼 (@tristj99) June 5, 2018
TAKE ACTION TODAY: President Trump must STOP THE FLOW of illegal immigrants into the U.S. by CUTTING OFF THE JOBS MAGNET that brings them here.
A petition was launched on the White House website Monday, May 14, which asks President Donald J. Trump to immediately sign an executive order requiring all businesses to use the E-Verify system for every person they hire.
DML News CEO Dennis Michael Lynch said every American who cares about the rule of law should be signing this petition.
“I’ve been solicited for 10 years to get behind petitions. This is the first one I’ve ever participated in. That’s how important this is,” DML said
The petition reads as follows:
U.S. Citizens should not be responsible to pay for the lives of illegal aliens and the services they use, including but not limited to education and healthcare. Likewise, businesses must be held accountable for hiring legitimate workers. Today, less than 3% of businesses participate in E-Verify because it’s voluntary.
The petition needs a total of 100,000 signatures by June 13, 2018, in order to get a response from the White House.
IMPORTANT: After signing the petition, an email will be sent immediately, where you will need to confirm your signature. Your signature WILL NOT BE VALID until you check your email and click the link to confirm your signature.
Please CLICK HERE to sign the petition TODAY, asking for MANDATORY E-VERIFY for all businesses in the U.S.
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