Immigration Law

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American Citizens Without Passports at Border May Face Fines
Posted on 25 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Lorena Figueroa, El Paso Times, Apr. 22, 2016 - "U.S. citizens returning to the country without a passport could soon face fines. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to establish a non-compliant traveler fee to cover the costs of processing... Read More

Tags: passport , fines , border

Fed Rack Up Major Immigration-Related Fines, Settlements Against Employers
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Washington Apple Orchard Fined $2.25M - "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached a multimillion dollar settlement Tuesday with Prescott-based Broetje Orchards, LLC, for its civil violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act... Read More

ICE I-9 Audits in Georgia Net Almost $900K in Fines
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Federal immigration authorities based in Atlanta audited 105 businesses for illegal hiring practices during the last fiscal year, arrested scores of workers and slapped employers with nearly $900,000 in fines, the third-highest total in the nation... Read More

Tags: Georgia , fines , I-9 , ICE

Arizona Business Owner Sentenced, Fined for Unlawful Hires
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Apr. 4, 2012 : "The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland... Read More

Tags: fines , Arizona , ICE , sentence

Companies pay millions for hiring unauthorized workers
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When U.S. immigration agents scoured the hiring paperwork on file at Advanced Containment System Inc. last year, they found identification cards supposedly issued by the "Texas Department of Safety." Words including "identification"... Read More

Tags: fines , I-9 , ICE

ICE I-9 Raids Net $173K+ in San Diego Area
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As part its enforcement strategy to reduce illegal employment and protect job opportunities for the nation's lawful workforce, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday that 10 employers in San Diego and Imperial counties... Read More

Tags: fines , I-9 , ICE

Peering over the I-9 event horizon
Posted on 2 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Veteran I-9 explorer John Fay returns from an expedition to report on Things to Come . Nov. 1, 2011. Read More

Tags: fines , I-9 , ICE

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $11K to $2.2K: El Azteca Dunkirk, Inc.
Posted on 24 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This is an action arising under the employer sanctions provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324a (2006). The Department of Homeland Security... Read More

Tags: fines , el azteca , ocaho , I-9 , ICE