Although the government is not releasing the names of employers that have been targeted in this latest I-9 investigative sweep, several online news sources have reported the raw numbers in various states based upon interviews with local ICE representatives. Here is a current breakdown by state:
- 161 businesses in Texas (60 located in the San Antonio area)
- 150 in California
- 86 farms in Vermont
- 24 in Illinois
- 12 in Colorado, including Xcel Energy, Inc (which proactively notified the media)
- 2 in Rhode Island
According to one of the ICE representatives, “critical to infrastructure” employers included agricultural processors, large agricultural or food service employers, transportation companies, power plants and defense industry firms that have government contracts of at least $100,000.