Tag: ICE


How Employers Became Legally Liable for Documentation of Employees’ Work Eligibility

For the last 30 years or so, the federal government has primarily enforced its immigration policies and laws by forcing employers, under the threat of criminal prosecution or exorbitant, business-crushing fines, to ensure that they hire only applicants with acceptable documentation of their eligibility for employment.


On Thin ICE? Must Be Time for an Immigration Enforcement Update!

Winter must be coming, because immigration enforcement has been turning up the heat in recent weeks. What’s new? How about quintupled worksite enforcement efforts, an unprecedented monetary penalty, and a brand-new state law wrinkle in, where else, California?


Should You Do an I-9 Self-Audit?

Completing the I-9 form as part of the employment eligibility verification process is something in which most employers are well-versed. Simply put, employers are not allowed to knowingly hire someone who does not have authorization to work in the United States. It’s mandated that the employer confirm a worker’s eligibility, and the I-9 form is […]


I-9s Are Still a Hassle, and ICE Is Heating Up Audits

IRCA’s Requirements The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires every employer to complete and retain the Form I-9 for all new employees and current employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, who will perform work for pay or other compensation, says Tsai, who is Of Counsel in the Salt Lake City […]


Planning and process for internal I-9 audits

One of the best ways to avoid surprises during an audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to conduct your own internal I-9 audit regularly. This will give you the ability to uncover and correct all I-9 mistakes.


Missing I-9? What To Do

Yesterday, we looked at some of the key aspects of the I-9 rules. Today, the penalties you face if you get it wrong—plus an answer to the question of what to do if you discover that you’re missing I-9s for one or more employees.


ICE to Inspect 180 Employers in South

By Hector Chichoni On Tuesday, March 2, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had sent 180 notices of inspections (NOIs) to employers in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. At least 30 NOIs have been sent to employers in Tennessee and another 30 or so to employers located in southern and central […]


Immigration Crackdown: DHS Launches Thousands of H-1B Inspections, I-9 Audits

By Christopher L. Thomas The federal government is making it clear to employers that immigration enforcement is a priority for the Obama administration, and that employers failing to comply with the law face severe consequences. On November 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sent out a notice that it intends to audit the I-9 […]


Mass Audit Notices from ICE Evidence of New Immigration Tactic

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is calling its decision to audit hiring records at 652 businesses nationwide a “bold, new audit initiative” that utilizes inspections as one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to enforce employment and immigration laws. ICE issued Notices of Inspection to the 652 employers on July 1 […]