>> US immigration agents cracked down Wednesday on 7-Eleven. Nearly 100 stores in 17 states were hit by raids, with agents arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally. According to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman it's the largest such worksite enforcement by ICE since Donald Trump took office last January.
Reuters correspondent, Bernie Woodall.>> ICE said that in 2013, there were nine 7-Eleven owners and managers arrested for various crimes. Including harboring illegal employees, and setting them up with false documents. So ICE agents who have said that they're going to intensify this effort, and broaden it to other companies.
They said that they are following up on these arrests that they made four years ago.>> ICE is now giving 7-Eleven owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work. In a statement, the agency's Deputy Director, Thomas Homan said, quote 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.>> We need the wall for stopping the drugs from going->> It follows Trump's promise to crack down on illegal immigration. Including calling for a wall at the border with Mexico, and ending protection for dreamers and other refugees with temporary status.