Employers Around the Country Report a New Round of ICE I-9 Audits

"The calls from clients who received visits from Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents started to trickle in last Thursday afternoon. Although nothing has been announced, we have reason to believe that ICE is conducting a new round of audits...

I-9 bust at Mich. dairy farm leads to probation for owners, almost $3M in fines

"The owners of Aquila Farms, LLC, were sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $234,000 for hiring [unauthorized] aliens and aiding and abetting each other to do so. The convictions were the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and...

PERM Audits Request Sworn Statements Regarding Improper Payments

" Recently, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published its factsheet with statistics on the PERM program for FY2012 covering the period from October 2011 to September 16, 2012. Of the 67,400 PERM applications received during that period, 45% were...

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...