ICE I-9 Investigations Continue Nationally
November 10, 2011
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ramped up its worksite enforcement investigations and criminal prosecutions over the past year, doling out significant fines in connection with immigration-related employment laws. To that end, ICE issued a record 2,393 Notices of Inspection related to federal Forms I-9 in fiscal year 2011, a more than 375 percent increase from the number issued in fiscal year 2008, ICE Director John Morton said in October. Fines also have increased dramatically. This year, ICE issued 331 final orders totaling more than $9 million in fines levied on employers, compared with 18 final orders issued totaling $675,000 in fiscal year 2008. WSM is able to assist in I-9 internal audits and when the government comes knocking at your door with a compliance investigation.