I-9 Audits on the Rise

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for [unauthorized] immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year.  Audits of employer I-9 forms increased from 250 in fiscal year 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012.  From fiscal years 2009 to 2012, the total amount of fines grew to nearly $13 million from $1 million.  The number of company managers arrested has increased to 238, according to data provided by ICE." - Manuel Valdes, Associated Press, Dec. 24, 2012.