Federal officials have raided more than a dozen 7-Eleven convenience stores in Long Island, N.Y., and Virginia and arrested store managers for hiring and employing illegal immigrants.

The raids come as the Senate is poised to vote on a long-awaited measure overhauling the nation’s immigration system, including the employment verification process.

In a statement Monday morning, 7-Eleven said it was aware of the raids and arrests, and planned to cooperate with officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as federal prosecutors pursue charges.

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