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Immigration agents target 7-Eleven stores in nationwide sweep...


This raid brings up an important issue that many of my employment law clients in the agricultural, hospitality and other service industries were worried about in 2017. With labor shortages already affecting local employers, it is unclear what effect ICE raids such as these will have in the near future on this shortage.

Employers must be aware that in addition to the sanctuary state law that was enacted in 2018, AB 450 became effective on January 1, 2018, This new law requires, among other things, that employers verify that immigration officials have a judicial warrant or subpoena prior to entering the workplace and for employers to provide proper notice to all employees if there has been a request by any federal agency to review the employer’s immigration files (such as I9s).

If you are an employer needing assistance with this legal issue or any other related matter, please contact Sergio H. Parra of JRG Attorneys at 831-269-7094.