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2012 OCAHO Decisions – Trends Every Employer Should Know

"In 2012, the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) issued 21 decisions. Of the 21 decisions, 11 were substantive decisions concerning alleged violations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), six decisions involved Office of Special Counsel issues and four decisions...

2013 OCAHO I-9 Penalty Trends: Bruce E. Buchanan

"The first thing that stands out about 2013 decisions from the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) is that there was a major uptick in the number of substantive decisions – 30, up from 11 in 2012." - Bruce E. Buchanan, Jan. 23, 2014 .

OSC Guidance: Employee Admits Original I-9 Documents Were Fraudulent - Bruce Buchanan

"On January 8, 2015, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) issued a Technical Assistance Letter (TAL) concerning potential discrimination issues arising when an employee presents an employer with new work authorization documents and admits that documents...

2014 Form I-9 Penalty Trends from OCAHO Decisions - Bruce Buchanan

"In 2014, there were significantly fewer decisions issued by Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) related to potential I-9 violations than in 2013. There were only 17 decisions in 2014 while there were 30 decisions in 2013. (A few employers had two or more decisions rendered on...

Following Court Ruling, Texas Immigration Judges Release Families

"Immigration judges Monday began ordering the release of families held in the Dilley detention center in the wake of a court decision striking down the Obama administration’s policy of holding Central American families. The judges hearing cases Monday ordered all nine mothers who had bail...

2015 OCAHO Decisions re I-9 Penalties - Bruce E. Buchanan

Bruce E. Buchanan, May 3, 2016 - "An analysis of the ... numbers demonstrates OCAHO lowered ICE’s proposed penalties on average by 32.8%. ICE sought $1,877,796 while OCAHO ordered $1,200,772. These reductions were substantially less than in 2014 and 2013, when the reductions were 35.25% and...

Highlights Of The FBA I-9 Worksite Enforcement Conference In Chicago - Bruce Buchanan, John Fay

Bruce Buchanan, John Fay, July 8, 2016 - "In April, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held its 10th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Conference, an all-day deep dive into the latest I-9, E-Verify, and corporate compliance issues facing employers today. With speakers...