Restaurants rely heavily on foreign-born workers, and that's unlikely to change.
Details were still emerging on Thursday, but one aspect of the arrest stood out to advocates: the fact that, by all indications, the raid did not need to happen.
Immigrant rights analysts warn that there's much room for error in the SSA's records—and that notifications could cost people their jobs.
The Victims of Immigration Crime (VOICE) office's quarterly report offers case studies, but it does not include statistics on crime rates.
Florida is proposing new legislation to stop insurance companies from reporting undocumented people to immigration authorities in order to avoid paying medical bills.
Recent ICE raids could push undocumented immigrant laborers to find less formal means of employment.
Think tanks on both ideological sides agree — legalizing undocumented workers in the United States would be an economic boon.