Avoiding an ICE Raid

Donald J. Trump’s presidency has brought with it a flurry of immigration-related activity. A topic that could have an immediate impact on workplaces is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. The second-largest federal law enforcement agency is responsible for enforcing federal laws concerning border control, customs, and trade and immigration. Recent ICE raids have targeted undocumented immigrants. Businesses should be aware of Form I-9 and E-Verify processes to remain fully compliant. Companies who become the target of a raid should first ask for a copy of the warrant. Second, it is important to monitor the search, while being mindful of how any actions could harm the company. Comply as much as possible, including allowing access to locked documents.

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