4 Arrested for Employing Illegal Aliens in Mississippi

The owner and three managers of three local restaurants are facing federal charges related to the conspiracy to knowingly employ illegal aliens and to harbor them from authorities following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Federal special agents arrested the owner and three managers via criminal complaint and […]

Justice Department Settles Document Abuse Claim against Department Store in California

The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with a California based store, resolving allegations that the company had engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination based on citizenship status while verifying employment eligibility.  The department also alleged that the store discriminated against a work-authorized individual when it refused to honor a […]

Justice Department Settles Charge of Employment Discrimination by Puerto Rico Security Company

The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based security company have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 process by requiring him to present a lawful permanent resident card, despite the fact that the employee had already produced documents establishing his identity and authority to […]

Eleventh Circuit Blocks Additional Portions of Alabama Immigration Law

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked portions of the Alabama law that makes it a felony for an undocumented immigrant to do business with the state as well as another involving the enforcement of contracts with immigrants. The court said it won’t issue a ruling on Alabama’s law until the Supreme Court issues one […]

Workers from El Salvador With TPS Can Continue Working Beyond March 9,2012

The Justice Department announced today the launch of an educational video reminding employers that Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may continue working beyond the March 9, 2012, expiration date of their Employment Authorization Documents. This announcement by the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) informs employers that they can continue […]

12 Steps to Immigration Compliance in 2012

By Shannon Stevenson Although the presidential candidates will not be delving into all the volatile details of immigration in an election year, employers should tackle immigration issues to avoid monetary penalties and criminal sanctions. Here are 12 steps all employers should take in 2012 to comply with the myriad of immigration laws: 1. Conduct an […]

San Diego-area car wash executives plead guilty to hiring illegal alien workers

The owner and manager of a San Diego-area car wash pleaded guilty Thursday to knowingly hiring illegal aliens following a seven-month investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). At a hearing in federal court, the president and owner of the car wash in San Diego and the business manager pleaded […]

Dayton-area restaurant fined after I-9 audit

Following an investigation and audit of Form I-9 documents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Germantown Police Department, a Dayton-area restaurant has been fined more than $20,000 for failing to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements. ICE HSI conducted an I-9 inspection after receiving information from the Germantown […]

I-9 Checks Not Restricted to Big Employers

One of the largest foundries in the United States is firing 200 employees due to pressure from federal immigration authorities. The United State Immigration and Customs Enforcement is forcing the Berkeley-based company to get rid of third of its workforce because it claims those employees were in the United States illegally. The firings were a […]