On February 16, 2010, the owner of a Chinese restaurant in Hanover, Maryland, was arrested and charged with hiring and harboring illegal aliens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA"). The Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") agent in charge of the case stated that "[c]ompanies who knowingly hire illegal aliens are not only breaking the law, they are also creating a magnet that draws foreign nationals to enter the United States illegally." The restaurant owner faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison for employing illegal aliens, and five years in prison for each count of transporting illegal aliens, harboring aliens and harboring aliens for financial gain.