Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents raided an Ohio lawn and garden business on Tuesday continuing the Trump administration’s crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Armed with a search warrant and submachine guns, the ICE agents arrived at two separate Corso’s Flower & Garden Centers in the nearby towns of Sandusky and Castalia and arrested 114 suspected illegal immigrants.
ICE also stated that they expect charges to the business to also include identity theft and tax evasion. No charges have been filed yet, but the business is under investigation and business documents have been seized.
A manager at Corso’s refused to comment, according to the paper.
This raid is a part of the Trump administration’s recent crackdown on illegal immigrants. Supporters of stricter immigration policies will be pleased with the news, but industries and companies that rely on immigrant labor are growing concerned.
Two months ago, agents arrested nearly 100 workers at a meatpacking plant in Tennessee. So far, no criminal charges have been filed against the employer.
Authorities were tipped off to potential illegal immigrants at Corso’s when the US Border Patrol arrested a woman giving stolen IDs to illegal immigrants looking for jobs.