Wal-Mart Halts Construction In North Dakota

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Wal-Mart, at the urging of law enforcement and immigration officials, temporarily halted construction of a Supercenter and Sam’s Club in Bismarck on Oct. 18, a day after two illegal immigrants working on the projects were charged with molesting two 13-year-old Belcourt girls. Charges later were dropped against one of the suspects after authorities found out he was a juvenile.

Work was halted for several hours on Oct. 18, but resumed later in the day after authorities checked workers’ documentation, Heires said. No other workers on the project were found to be in the United States illegally at that time, he said.

He would not say if Wal-Mart’s own review on Monday turned up any illegal workers. ‘I can’t give any details,’ he said.

Wal-Mart currently has 10 stores in North Dakota, along with the sites under construction, Heires said.

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