ICE Promises to QUADRUPLE Worksite Enforcement

As we have suspected with the actions coming from the Executive Branch this year, ICE has confirmed that worksite enforcement is set to sharply increase. On October 17, 2017, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom Homan, said that he has asked Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to increase the amount of time spent on worksite enforcement investigations by four to five times. Director Homan went on to point out that the number of inspections on worksite operations will increase significantly this year and the agency's goal will continue to be to criminally prosecute employers for noncompliance. According to 2015 Congressional Research Service Report, ICE arrested over

Record-Breaking $95 Million I-9 Fine Imposed on Company that Uses E-verify

Pennsylvania-based tree clearing company, Asplundh Tree Experts, Co., agrees to pay $95 million in forfeitures and fines related to I-9 practices and employing unauthorized workers. Background: Asplundh Tree Experts, Co. is one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States. It specializes in clearing/trimming trees and bushes for power and gas lines throughout the United States. According to the government’s press release, the company used a “de-centralized” process to be able to hire workers that were readily available and at the company’s disposal. Some of the workers hired, passed E-verify using legitimate work authorization documents that did not belong to them. Federal

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