Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Raids 7-11s in New York, Virginia Over Illegal Immigration

Part of investigation into human trafficking from Pakistan, identity theft, and money laundering, according to authorities

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Agents from the Department of Homeland Security raided as many as 15 7-Eleven shops in New York and Virginia early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.

Nine store owners and mangers have been arrested on charges of harboring and hiring undocumented immigrants, The New York Times reports. The store owners also stand accused of wire fraud and using fake Social Security numbers to pay their workers.