IMMIGRATION & E-VERIFY ARTICLE INDEX FOR 2019 FROM THE BACKGROUND BUZZ (13)
Worksite Immigration Enforcement Surges
FEBRUARY I NATIONAL: Statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have revealed that a surge of worksite enforcement actions have been carried out by the HSI.
Iowa Employers Would be Required to Check Employee Immigration Status with E-Verify Under Bill
MARCH I IOWA: A bill in Iowa could mandate all workers hired in the state to go through additional background checks to ensure their legal-immigration status.
The Latest Immigration Crackdown May Be Fake Social Security Numbers
MARCH I NATIONAL: The Social Security Administration is revisiting the controversial practice of sending “no match” letters to businesses across the country.
ICE Arrests More than 280 at Texas Business, Biggest Workplace Immigration Raid in a Decade
APRIL I TEXAS: More than 280 arrests took place at CVE Group Inc., a New Jersey-based company that has a national receiving center in North Texas, as part of an ongoing investigation of the HSI.
Criminal Warrants for Employers and the Risk of “Knowing” Hires
APRIL I TEXAS: In addition to the arrest of 280 employees who were working illegally in the U.S., CVE Technology Group Inc. also was issued a criminal search warrant related to its alleged knowing hire of unauthorized workers.
Form I-9 Penalties Increased for 2019
JULY I NATIONAL: Penalties assessed after April 5, 2019, would range from $230 to $2,292 for I-9 paperwork violations.
Verify, Re-Verify, But Don’t Over-Verify: I-9 Compliance During an Era of Increased Enforcement
JULY I NATIONAL: It is important for employers to comply with I-9 regulations, but businesses could face the risk of violations and “document abuse” for asking for “more or different” documents than those required by law.
Oregon Requires Employers to Provide Notice to Employees Prior to I-9 Inspections
JULY I OREGON: Senate Bill 370 requires employers to notify their employees when they are contracted by a federal agency that intends to audit employer records and employment eligibility documentation.
Employers Beware and Be Ready: How to Prepare for an ICE Raid
JULY I NATIONAL: With a surge of between 300 and 750 percent in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) efforts, employers should take the proper steps to be prepare for an ICE raid.
ICE Chills the Summer with Thousands of Audit Notices Issued to Businesses Nationwide
JULY I NATIONAL: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increased the number of Notices of Inspections (NOI) and businesses who fail to respond could face significant fines.
ICE Targets Over 3,000 Businesses for I-9 Audits
JULY I NATIONAL: More than 3,000 businesses across the country received Notices of Inspection (NOIs) from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Pennsylvania Expands Mandatory E-Verify Use to Entire Construction Industry
OCTOBER I PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania passed the Construction Industry Employee Verification Act, which requires all employers in the construction industry to use E-Verify.
Don’t Delay, Download Your E-Verify Historic Records Report Today!
NOVEMBER I NATIONAL: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that, effective January 2, 2020, it will destroy its E-Verify records that were created on or before Dec. 31, 2009.