A Hamburger Bun Company Forced To Replace Hundreds Following Immigration Raid

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Cloverhill Bakery, the Swiss bun maker for McDonald's, is left scrambling to find more employees after their Chicago bakery was swept up in an immigration raid.    

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According to Bloomberg, 800 immigrants without sufficient documentation were affected, forcing the bakery to replace one-third of their employees. “It’s proceeding very, very slowly because it’s like having a brand new factory and a brand new workforce,” Kevin Toland, Chief Executive Officer, said. “That’s presenting a lot of challenges, as you can imagine.”

The workers were provided by an employment agency that is said to have faced federal audits earlier this year, as reported by Bloomberg.

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Following Donald Trump's presidential victory there has been an increase in immigration crackdowns in the country. Cloverhill is one of the biggest occurrences reported by a European company thus far.