• Guidance for Employers in Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement
  • June 2, 2017 | Authors: Jordi S. Bayer; Nataliya Rymer
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - New York Office; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • In recent months there has been an uptick in immigration enforcement activity by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including worksite visits, which is in line with the stated policy of increased enforcement by the current administration. As a result, employers should expect to face more frequent worksite visits by the Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) department of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Employers should also expect increased Form I-9 and immigration compliance audits by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It is more important now than ever that employers understand and properly implement processes in line with the relevant immigration compliance requirements in order to be prepared to minimize the risk of fines and other penal actions by DHS.