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MPR NEWS - At shuttered St. Paul bakery, immigration audit left bitter taste

In January, St. Agnes Baking shut down as a result of an immigration audit that found half its employees were unauthorized to work in the United States.

The company wasn't the only business in Minnesota to receive this type of audit under the Trump administration. Minnesota businesses that range in size and industry — from construction and hospitality to manufacturing and agriculture — have been hit with these employment authorization inspections, as part of the government's ramped up enforcement to discourage illegal work.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has audited at least 34 companies from January 2017 until April 2018, according to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by MPR News in late March and fulfilled in July.