ICE agents arrest seven managers of a pallet company and 1,187 of the firm’s illegal alien employees in 26 states

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff; Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary for
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and Glenn T. Suddaby, United StatesAttorney for the Northern District of New York, on Thursday, April 20, announced the results of a nationwide worksite enforcement operation targeting IFCO Systems North America, Inc. (“IFCO”), the largest pallet services company in the United States headquartered in Houston, TX. On Wednesday, April 19, ICE agents arrested seven current and former manages of IFCO pursuant to criminal complaints issued in the Northern District of New York. All these individuals are charged with conspiring to transport, harbor, and encourage and induce illegal aliens to reside in the United States for commercial advantage and private financial gain, in violation of Title 8, USC Section 1324 (a). The conspiracy charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each alien with respect to whom the violation takes place. Two other IFCO employees were arrested on criminal charges relating to fraudulent documents. ICE Assistant Secretary Myers said, “This nationwide enforcement action shows how we will use all our investigative tools to bring these individuals to justice, no matter how large or small their company.”

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