ICE pledges immigration crackdown on businesses. Here’s what it looks like
Last summer, roughly 800 undocumented workers at Cloverhill Bakery in Chicago were let go after immigration agents discovered that many of them had used fake or stolen papers to secure their jobs.
The temp agency that had hired the workers had been audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In one fell swoop, Cloverhill — a large-scale bakery with nationwide distribution — lost more than one-third of its workforce.
The impact was significant. Cloverhill recorded its first losses since 2014. The bakery fell behind on orders and started losing big customers. McKee Foods, known for its Little Debbie snack cakes, was one of them.
“With Cloverhill’s worker issues [last] year, they were not able to fulfill our orders in a timely manner,” said Mike Gloekler, a spokesman for the Collegedale, Tennessee…