Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Employment Investigation Yields Hundreds of Arrests
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 23, 2003
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers today arrested hundreds of illegal aliens at Wal-Mart stores in more than 20 U.S. states as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal employment of unauthorized workers in this country.
The investigation is ongoing. These arrests are part of ICE's ongoing efforts to ensure that U.S. companies do not employ individuals who are unauthorized to work in the United States.
Individuals who have violated U.S. Immigration laws by illegally entering and working in the United States are subject to arrest and removal from this country. Those arrested today will be put into removal proceedings by ICE and appear before a U.S. Immigration Judge.