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Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes

"The Obama Administration is launching another round of worksite investigations — this time, returning to employers that have already been the subject of I-9 inspections during the last three years. Approximately 500 employers are being re-visited by Special Agents to confirm that...

Fresh Round of I-9 'Desktop Raids' Targets Hiring of Unauthorized Workers

"The Department of Homeland Security, continuing its crackdown on employers who hire [unauthorized] immigrants, has ordered hundreds of companies in recent weeks to submit their hiring records for inspection. This year's first "silent raids" haven't been publicly announced...

Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures

"In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new guidance on immigration-related worksite enforcement. Under the guidelines, DHS “will use all available civil and administrative tools, including civil fines and debarment, to penalize and deter illegal employment.” According...

ICE Immigration Enforcement Efforts Reach Less Than 0.02% of U.S. Employers - CRS Report

"Despite the increases in recent years ... the number of Final Orders for civil money penalties remains very low relative to the number of U.S. employers. Employers receiving Final Orders in FY2014, as shown in Table 1, represent less than .02% of U.S. employers." - Immigration-Related Worksite...

Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity” or opening for employment at the delivery location...

Feds to Step Up Immigration Enforcement at Job Sites in 2018

Daniel Connolly, Commercial Appeal, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The federal government plans to increase job site immigration enforcement actions across Tennessee in 2018, said Robert Hammer, a high-ranking enforcement official. Workplace immigration investigations will likely focus on "critical infrastructure...

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the District of Columbia. The enforcement operation...