If you’re a business owner or HR manager, the federal government has a message for you: Don’t hire illegal workers—and make sure you have a process in place to prevent hiring them. If not, US Immigration & Customs Enforcement is coming for you.
The agency, which conducts audits and raids to ensure businesses are only hiring legal workers, has stepped up enforcement efforts in recent years.
According to the Associated Press, in fiscal year 2011 ICE audited 2,496 companies, a 14 percent increase from 2010. And since 2008, it’s nearly tripled the number of workforce enforcement cases from 1,191 in 2008 to 3,291 this fiscal year.
A sampling of recent high-profile cases...
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