Now that ICE has declared that there will be even more I-9 Audits in 2018, what can you expect if you get the Notice of Inspection or a knock on your door? Even though the chances are pretty low, you don’t want to be one of the unfortunate ones.
Earlier this week, a heated TV Commentator dust-up brought the subject of immigration, legal and illegal, back into the media spotlight.
DHS Homeland Security Investigations plan more audits this year
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According to ICE's own press release, more than 5,200 businesses around the country have been served a notice of inspection (NOI) this calendar year. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the team responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance continue, stating they intend to increase the NOIs even more, to "create a culture of compliance among employers."
What does that mean for you as an employer? Well, you should be prepared for an ICE Audit. If you're wondering what exactly that entails, read on!
Employers in all industries are encouraged to review or enact a I9 E-verify program like www.i9compliance.com after the latest law enforcement raid on a employer.
One of our favorite employment law firms to work with is Seyfarth. The below article is a great recap of ICE regulations and fines, including a $95 million dollar plea deal.
Seyfarth Synopsis: Today’s post is by our colleague, Mahsa Aliaskari, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Senior Counsel. Mahsa has advised and defended businesses with up to 100,000+ nationwide employees on U.S. immigration compliance programs and practices. She and Angelo A. Paparelli — along with former USCIS Director, Leon Rodriguez, noted worksite enforcement lawyer, Dawn Lurie, and Alexander Madrak, who recently joined Seyfarth from the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice — are part of Seyfarth’s Immigration Compliance Specialty Team, within the firm’s Immigration Group. Mahsa’s basic message is that, given the Administration’s focus on immigration worksite-enforcement, employers — no matter how vigilant corporate leaders perceive their immigration compliance measures to be — must take nothing for granted. Stop assuming and check things out.http://info.i-9compliance.com/contact-us
Topics: I-9 Compliance