ICE I-9 Audits on the Rise: Act Today to Prevent Issues Tomorrow

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased worksite enforcement actions by more than 50 percent, including 3,510 worksite investigations, 2,281 I-9 audits and 594 criminal and 610 administrative worksite-related arrests. ICE views its actions as fulfilling its obligations under the Administrations By American, Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. California has seen the most ICE/Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) action, with 122 Notices of Inspection (NOIs) issues in Los Angeles alone and another 77 served throughout Northern California. ICE has stated that it plans a summer swell, but employers can prepare by conducting internal assessments; reviewing and establishing policies and procedures; being proactive; training; and preparing for a government visit.

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