After Immigration Audit, 90% Of Workers At Apple-Packing Plant In WA Asked To Prove Status

May 12, 2014



Hundreds of workers at a central Washington apple- packaging company could be facing layoffs after a federal immigration audit.

Crunch Pak notified its employees Friday that they need to provide documents proving they can work in the United States legally, after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit unveiled discrepancies in the payroll, The Wenatchee World reported Saturday.

Company spokeswoman Amy Philpott confirmed the audit but did not say how many employees were affected. The audit began in August 2013, and workers under review were notified the next month, she said.

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