Home News Immigration Audits Drive Illegal Workers Underground
Immigration Audits Drive Illegal Workers Underground PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 August 2011 11:51


MINNEAPOLIS—In 2009, Alba and Eugenio were making almost twice the federal minimum wage, plus benefits, cleaning a skyscraper for a national janitorial company. With two toddlers, the Mexican couple enjoyed relative prosperity in a tidy one-bedroom duplex in a working-class neighborhood here.

Late that year, federal agents audited employee records of ABM Industries Inc., forcing it to shed all the illegal workers on its payrolls in the Twin Cities. Among them was the couple, undocumented immigrants who had worked at ABM for more than a decade.

Shortly after, Alba and Eugenio, who declined to have their surname published, landed at ...

Read More: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424053111904480904576496200011699920.html

Share this page
User Rating: / 0

Subscribe To Our Bulletin