U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

In March 2019, the Social Security Administration resumed issuance of Employer Correction Request Notices, commonly referred to as “Social Security No-Match Letters.”

The No-Match Letters are being sent to businesses throughout the country that are identified as having a name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination submitted on wage and tax statement (Form W-2) that

ICE workplace audits are on the rise.  And if you didn’t know, the federal government and California are not harmonious in their views on immigration issues. That means that ICE raids on California employers are likely to continue, especially in target industries such as hospitality, construction, agriculture, tech, and manufacturing. And if you want to

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More than 5,200 businesses around the country have been served with I-9 inspection notices since January in a two-phase nationwide operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in what appears to be the largest I-9 inspection action ICE

On September 30, 2015, President Obama signed a Continuing Resolution to extend funding of the US government through December 11, 2015, and temporarily avoid a government shutdown.  See http://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-passes-government-funding-bill-prior-to-midnight-deadline-1443623598.  The Continuing Resolution contained extensions for several important immigration programs including:

  • EB-5 Regional Centers
  • Conrad 30 J-1 Physician Waivers
  • Nonminister Religious Workers, and
  • E-Verify.

These

Jeremey Foster writes:

In a recent case, a Washington state apple orchard was fined millions of dollars for failing an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) audit. The audit apparently revealed that almost 950 employees of the company were suspected of not being authorized to work in the United States. The Employment Eligibility Verification forms (Form

This is the first of a series of blogs in which will report on recent trends at The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), the agency responsible for reviewing and making final determinations on Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE’s) penalty assessments from I-9 inspections.  We will provide information on a selection of newly

In one of the largest criminal alien employment investigations ever conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal authorities seized 14 7-Eleven stores on Long Island and in Virginia, arresting nine owners and managers, and seized property, including five homes.  Investigations into 40 other 7-Eleven franchises in

Reminder:  New and revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (only) must be used as of tomorrow.  You may obtain the new Form I-9 and List of Acceptable Documents is available on USCIS’ website in Enslish and in Spanish.  (Remember that the Spanish version of the Form may only be executed by employer’s in Puerto

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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the New Form I-9, I-9 compliance and how to limit your company’s liability.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9 on March 8, 2013, which is available for immediate use but must be used exclusively by May 7, 2013.  As a

Reminder:  All US Employers must use the new and revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 (only) beginning on May 7, 2013.  The new Form replaces all other forms.  As of May 7, 2013, employers must use the new version of the Form (only) for all new hires and for re-verifying current employees with expiring employment