Wyatt Employment Law Report

Immigration Audits Continue to Increase

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By Glen Krebs

On December 9, 2009 Secretary Napolitano provided written testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in which she testified as follows, “ICE is also auditing the books of thousands of employers suspected of relying on illegal labor to achieve an unfair advantage in the marketplace. Indeed, in a single day this past July, ICE audited more employers suspected of hiring illegal labor than had been audited in all of last year, reviewing more than 85,000 Form I-9s and identifying more than 14,000 suspect documents. Last month, ICE announced an additional 1,000 workplace audits.”

Click here to see a copy of the ICE announcement of Nov. 19, 2009 regarding its stepped up enforcement ICE employer audits memo 11-2009.

Employers should make sure their I-9 forms are up to date and accurate and that their H-1B public files are current.

Author: Kim Koratsky

Labor & employment lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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