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SEVP Deploys More Field Representatives to Schools

As previously reported, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the deployment of field representatives to serve as direct day-to-day liaisons...more

11/24/2014  /  Educational Institutions , ICE , SEVP

OCAHO Significantly Reduces Fine After Finding No Unauthorized Employees

On June 30, 2014, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), which is responsible for review of penalties imposed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for I-9 compliance violations,...more

9/12/2014  /  I-9 , ICE , Immigrants , OCAHO , Visas

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $90K to $25K

The Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) has jurisdiction to review penalties imposed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for I-9 compliance violations. In calculating the amount of the...more

6/20/2014  /  Audits , Fines , I-9 , ICE , Jurisdiction , OCAHO

OCAHO Fines Construction Company $228,000 for I-9 Violations

A recent assessment by the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) resulted in a fine of $228,000 against M&D Masonry, a Georgia construction contractor, for I-9 violations. Immigration and Customs...more

Important Announcement for DACA Recipients

If you were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (“DACA”) status by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prior to August 15, 2012, or if you are a DACA recipient...more

2/25/2014  /  DACA , ICE , Immigrants

New ICE Prosecutorial Discretion Directive Facilitating Parental Interests

On August 23, 2013, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a Directive providing for the facilitation of parental interests in the course of civil immigration enforcement activities....more

Miami-Dade County Attorney finds Compliance with ICE Detainer Requests is not Mandatory

A “detainer request” is a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) asking local authorities to hold an arrestee for up to 48 hours so that ICE can determine the arrestee’s immigration status. In Miami-Dade and...more

Employers Fined for Immigration Violations

In a recent decision of the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), Anodizing Industries, Inc., a metal-finishing factory in Los Angeles, California was fined $15,600 for failure to timely prepare I-9...more

Budget Cuts Lead to Release of Undocumented Immigrants

As the result of uncertainty about the agency's budget, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced that it will release hundreds of undocumented immigrants from detention centers across the country. Broad...more

New SEVIS Release will Address Student and Exchange Visitor Visa Overstays

A new version of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is scheduled to release this spring. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a faction of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),...more

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