At least one Oregonian arrested in nationwide ICE raids

At least one Oregon resident has been arrested in ICE raids conducted at 7-Eleven stores nationwide.

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 8:34 AM
Updated: Jan 11, 2018 9:25 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- Authorities said at least one person was arrested after ICE conducted immigration raids at 98 convenient stores nationwide. 

Seventeen states were raided, those states included Oregon, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Washington D.C.

KEZI 9 News reached out to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a list of the exact 7-Eleven locations that were raided. But as of Thursday morning, KEZI 9 News had not heard back.

KEZI 9 News spoke to a cashier at the 7-Eleven on Coburg Road in Eugene. Nicolas Garcia said he didn't think the raid was fair. 

"I think it's pretty messed up how our generation is changing so much. It's basically gotten out of hand and it hasn't been equal how it used to be and we're not reunited anymore," Garcia said. 

“Today's actions send a strong message to U.S. 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 D. Homan, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, “Businesses that hire illegal workers are a pull factor for illegal immigration and we are working hard to remove this magnet. ICE will continue its efforts to protect jobs for American workers by eliminating unfair competitive advantages for companies that exploit illegal immigration.”

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