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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Issues Notices of Inspections to More Than 500 Companies

Published by on September 29, 2010

According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it began issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) last week to more than 500 companies that potentially hired unauthorized employees.  The NOIs informed employers that ICE will audit their hiring records and practices to ensure compliance with federal employee eligibility requirements.  More after the break. ICE Assistant […]

According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it began issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) last week to more than 500 companies that potentially hired unauthorized employees.  The NOIs informed employers that ICE will audit their hiring records and practices to ensure compliance with federal employee eligibility requirements.  More after the break.

ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton stated, “We are increasing criminal and civil enforcement of immigration-related laws and imposing smart, tough employer sanctions to even the playing field for employers who play by the rules.”  For example, ICE has more than quadrupled the amount of penalties that it has assessed against employers and dozens of businesses have been barred from working with the federal government. 

Employers should ensure that all I-9s and supporting documentation are properly completed and maintained.

ICE’s official site can be accessed here.  The ICE’s factsheet regarding NOIs can be accessed here.

Contributed by Laura Chaimowitz

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