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Immigration Law

IRCA Penalties Bumped Up for Inflation (IFR)

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 - "In accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department. DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective August 1, 2016. Public comments: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before August 29, 2016."

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 29, 2016 - "[T]he minimum DOJ penalty for the unlawful employment of immigrants will jump from $375 to $539, while the maximum will go from $3,200 to $4,313. And that’s just for a first order — those with multiple orders will be facing a new maximum penalty of $21,563 for unlawfully employing immigrants."