U.S. immigration agents arrested more than 100 illegal immigrants in Ohio at a landscaping company Tuesday morning.
ICE arrested 114 people at the two locations of Corso’s Flower and Garden Center – one is in Sandusky, Ohio and the other is in Castalia, Ohio.
At this point, no charges have been filed against the employers for hiring them, but there is an investigation underway.
According to the local NBC affiliate, 123 of the 313 employees were labeled as suspicious and thus were targeted for arrest and criminal charges. The investigation into the landscaping business reportedly began in October 2017. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman who was SUPPLYING falsified identity documents to illegal immigrants looking to apply for jobs.
The illegal papers led officials to investigate the landscaping company’s employment operation. The operation is a part of President Trump’s decision to start targeting employers who employ illegal immigrants on their workforce. Agents also arrested about 100 workers at a meatpacking plant in rural Tennessee in April.
ICE raided multiple 7-11’s in February, which resulted in over 20 arrests of people in the country illegally.
“[This is] a strong message to U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce,” ICE’s Acting Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement back in February. “ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable.”