US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency also known as ICE, said Wednesday that it has collectively fined 17 Massachusetts employers nearly $350,000 for hiring unlawful employees. Among the companies fined were Northern Pelagic Group LLC of New Bedford, which was fined $151,200; Samar Company Inc. of Stoughton, which was fined $33,786.22; and Quality Workforce Inc. of Brockton, which was fined $26,881.25; ICE said. Attempts to reach those companies for comment were not immediately successful.
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