Still no charges despite clear signs the companies knew who they were hiring. Court documents allege clear signs the companies knew who they were hiring. Undocumented workers busted. Employers often not. What we learned from 6 ICE raids in U.S. “This was a criminal case,” said Mark Reed, a former senior official for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE's predecessor. But, he added, there are outside political factors — such as the long-term employment impact on small communities — that can limit how aggressively prosecutors are allowed to go after companies. "Outside political factors". Or in other words, it's not good for election chances when you enforce the laws against business.