Car Wash Raid, and it’s Implications | DRM Action Coalition
“We are… going after businesses that are a magnet for unauthorized workers, ” said Andrew Munoz, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Munoz was explaining the events of Saturday, where 13 Danny’s Family car washes were hit in an all-day raid by ICE. “Since 2009, ICE has kind of shifted its work site enforcement strategy so we focus now on the arrest of the employers and managers (and) supervisors rather than coming in with these large scale enforcement actions that focus solely on workers.” Said Amber Cargile, ICE spokeswoman. While ICE was quick to point out that the raid was not the Joe Arpaio-style immigration raids to arrest and prosecute laborers that Maricopa County has become accustomed to, the workers at the car washes were still detained.