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NEW YORK – 7-Eleven Inc. hired lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti to monitor the federal debate over immigration reform, according to a report by O'Dwyer's. This move follows the recent scandal in which federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities raided 14 7-Eleven stores in Long Island and Virginia and charged nine owners and managers with harboring and hiring illegal immigrants.
7-Eleven conducted an internal I-9 compliance review of its franchisees following the raid.
Bruce Mehlman, David Castagnetti and Alex Vogel are leading an 11-member lobbying team for 7-Eleven, according to the report.