OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine by Half: USA v. Jalisco's Bar & Grill, Inc.

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine by Half: USA v. Jalisco's Bar & Grill, Inc.

"This is an action pursuant to 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 (2012), in which the United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE or the government) filed a two-count complaint against Jalisco’s Bar and Grill, Inc. (Jalisco’s or the company). Count I alleged that Jalisco’s violated 8 U.S.C. § 1324a(a)(1)(A) by hiring Jose David Guillen Lopez and Marcos Antonio Guillen Lopez knowing them to be unauthorized for employment in the United States. Count II alleged that Jalisco’s violated 8 U.S.C. § 1324a(a)(1)(B) by hiring twenty-four named individuals and failing to prepare and/or present Employment Eligibility Forms I-9 for them. The complaint sought penalties totaling $26,668.50. ... Jalisco’s is directed to henceforth cease and desist from further violating the provisions of 8 U.S.C. § 1324a(a)(1)(A) and to pay civil money penalties in the total amount of $13,000." - USA v. Jalisco's Bar & Grill, Inc., June 27, 2014.