ICE to Employers: Expect More Form I9 Audits, Arrests and Outreach

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted workplace raids on 77 businesses in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose in February and in early January, nearly 100 7-Eleven stores were targeted in the largest immigration enforcement operation conducted under President Donald Trump. Employers should expect this increase in worksite enforcement to continue. ICE audited 1,360 organizations in 2017, resulting in 71 indictments and 55 convictions of business owners and managers. But, as part of the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers voluntary compliance program, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification system, as well as certification for complying with the law.

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