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ICE rounds up immigrant job ring, arrests 133 workers

The sweep targeted restaurants and other businesses in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada that allegedly conspired to place and exploit undocumented recruits.

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ICE actions against employers double so far this year

Immigration officials have uncovered twice as many alleged instances of improper documentation since September as they did for the prior 12 months.

The civic leader made the extraordinary move of warning local businesses and residents, saying she hoped to avert panic.

This time, 77 businesses, including an unspecified number of restaurants, were alerted that all employees' I-9 forms would be checked. The demand landed employers in a tug of war between federal and state authorities.

Here's what went down and what it foreshadows for employers.

A new scientific discovery could be a pain for all operators. Meanwhile, colleagues continue to illustrate what not to do when situations are trying.

Burger King riles a whole country, ICE savors the handiwork of the very people it’s apprehending, restaurants discover an unknown party is running their websites, and a dress code is slammed as racist.

Immigrant workers are being encouraged to skip work Thursday in a protest against President Trump's changes in U.S. immigration policy, and consumers of foreign origin are being asked not to spend money. Many restaurants have already said they'll close for the day in a show of solidarity--and perplexity at how to keep operating.

The Figure Drawing course I took in college hardly qualifies me to be an art critic. (Full disclosure: My enrollment in that class may have been more about shouldering up to a cute guy and earning some “easy credits” than a genuine love of the arts.) But one doesn’t need a fine arts degree to appreciate the power of Natalie Sept’s paintings.

Facing a shallow labor pool and stepped-up enforcement by the Feds, the restaurant industry is putting pressure on lawmakers to ramp up immigration reform. And change may be closer than you think.