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A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks an illegal alien for contraband in Nogales, Ariz., August 2005. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Jazmin Zavala, an office cleaner in King of Prussia, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, expected a regular shift when she reported to work July 31. But her day turned to worry when her employer, ABM Industries (ABM), called a mandatory employee meeting at 4:30 p.m., the time workers usually collect their checks.

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