ICE arrests dozens in Los Angeles area immigration crackdown

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KFSN) -- A massive crackdown this week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials netted more than 200 arrests in Southern California.

ICE agents say the vast majority of the people they arrested are convicted criminals. Agents also went after businesses hiring undocumented workers, issuing 122 notices of inspection to workplaces.

Any employers who ended up cited could face fines or criminal prosecution.

Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family's nut processing company in Selma which ICE targeted in another wave of audits. He says workers come with documentation, and unlike ICE, his human resources team isn't allowed to question green cards.

An audit ten years ago cost his company 70 percent of its workers and about two-million dollars.
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