For several months, it’s been clear the feds were getting serious about compliance with employment eligibility verification laws, and now they’re about turn up the heat even higher.
The enforcement stats speak for themselves:
- Since April 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has initiated 1,897 cases against organizations alleged to be employing undocumented workers. The total in all of 2008 was just 605.
- ICE enforcement actions have resulted in fines totaling $15.8 million since April. The net for all of 2008: $2.3 million.
And that was before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its latest enforcement push.
On Nov. 19, ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton said the agency would begin a nationwide employment eligibility verification crackdown on 1,000 employers across the country associated with “critical infrastructure”—typically businesses involved in public-safety and na...(register to read more)