Posts Tagged ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’

Organizations Should Prepare for I-9 Enforcement

Organizations Should Prepare for I-9 Enforcement

If your organization isn’t keeping I-9 records for all of your active workforce, you may have a problem if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to audit your organization. The likelihood of an audit has increased with the renewed emphasis on worksite enforcement by ICE as part of the continued focus on immigration…

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Employers Should be Prepared For Increased I-9 Enforcement in 2019

Employers Should be Prepared For Increased I-9 Enforcement in 2019

It’s evident that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been active this past year. Expect that trend to continue in 2019 based on U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed budget for 2019. In the Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 FY Budget Summary, a number of additions have been proposed to continue the enforcement of…

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An ICE Storm in July

An ICE Storm in July

The recent announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should have gotten the attention of employers. It illustrates how seriously ICE is in carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers. In a press release issued last week, ICE shared…

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ICE Age: Raids are Expanding

Since the Trump administration took office, a significant focus has been placed on enforcement of immigration laws by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Acting ICE director Tom Homan advised in 2017 that immigration raids were likely to quintuple in 2018, with both undocumented workers and the places that employ them as targets. That was…

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Should Your Company Participate in the ICE IMAGE Program?

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up its efforts to raid U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The results of these raids can be potential criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers in addition to prosecution of the workers themselves as well as bad media coverage. However, ICE is also promoting…

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Form I-9 Is Changing

Understanding Form I-9’s Importance

President Trump continues to emphasize his goal to strictly enforce employment regulations as they pertain to undocumented workers. An increasing number of raids have been conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since the President took office in January. With an increased focus on deporting undocumented workers, it is important for employers to understand…

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In the Face Of Potential ICE Raids, Keep Your I-9’s Organized

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has recently been conducting “raids,” leading to the arrest of undocumented immigrants. States like Mississippi, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania have all seen raids; several arrests have happened. As an employer, you may have employed undocumented workers either intentionally or unbeknownst to you. For over thirty years,…

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