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"Mike Weir remembers the summer day that federal immigration agents
came to his small lightning protection company nestled among cow
pastures in Katy and asked to review all of his company's
hiring paperwork. Weir said he knew what auditors would soon discover - that zero of
his roughly 35 workers were [unauthorized] immigrants. Yet, Immigration and
Customs Enforcement officials told him that - due to errors on his
workers' [I-9] employment eligibility forms - he would still have to pay a
$13,300 fine. ... 'They're looking for clerical errors,' Weir said. 'It's a money grab.'" - Susan Carroll, Houston Chronicle, Feb. 20, 2012.