Raid Raises Compliance Concerns For Employers

Law360 (December 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In what may be the largest workplace crackdown on illegal immigration in U.S. history, federal authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people at meat processing giant Swift & Co.—a move that legal experts say should prompt employers nationwide to tighten their own safeguards in a bid to avoid potential civil or criminal liability.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division arrested 1,282 people at Swift production facilities in Cactus, Texas; Grand Island, Neb.; Greeley, Colo.; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and...
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