Sep 17 2010
ICE Serves Hundreds of Notices of Inspection to U.S. Companies
This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served hundreds of Notices of Inspection (NOI) to U.S. companies. These NOIs were served as part of the Obama administration’s campaign to target the employers of illegal immigrants. The NOIs give employers three days to submit their I-9 documentation for inspection. In certain cases, an extension may be granted.
So far this year, 147 employers have been either criminally convicted or cited with worksite violations. Fines for knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant can be from $1,100 to $16,000 per unauthorized worker, making it pertinent that employers follow regulations and ensure proper validation of employees in their organizations.