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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Undocumented Immigrants

New California Laws Provide Protections To Immigrant Employees

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 bills essentially making California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act (SB 54) aims to protect undocumented immigrants living in California. Brown...more

President Trump Sets Showdown on Federal Budget and DACA, Seeks Much Stricter Immigration Enforcement

In a letter provided to Congress on Sunday, the White House set out a list of immigration policies and programs that it wants put into place in order to make a deal on extending DACA, the program that allows undocumented...more

Targeted ICE Investigations - in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder of the federal...more

ICE Raids Philadelphia in Operation Safe City. Over 100 Arrested.

Federal immigration officials conducted sweeping raids in 10 cities across the United States last week in what Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) dubbed “Operation Safe City.” The enforcement actions targeted cities and...more

ICE Levies Largest Settlement Ever: Asplundh Tree Expert Co. To Pay 95 Million Dollars

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Asplundh Tree Expert Co., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the country, with 30,000 employees and 3.5 billion in annual sales, according to Forbes, has been ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine...more

Historic $95M Fine Issued Against Company for Hiring Undocumented Workers

by Baker Donelson on

Asplundh Tree Expert Company has been ordered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to pay $95 million in fines and civil penalties after admitting to employing undocumented immigrants. The penalty is the largest ever...more

ICE is coming for Undocumented Workers – How to Prevent Corporate Frostbite

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Whatever your political views, undocumented workers and the businesses that knowingly or unknowingly employ them are coming under the microscope. If you compile recent headlines, you’ll know the President has implemented...more

DHS Opens Office For Crime Victims Of Alleged Illegal Immigrants

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Secretary John Kelly of the DHS has announced the establishment of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE). The Office will enable victims or witnesses of crime allegedly perpetrated by illegal aliens...more

How to Prepare for a Visit from ICE

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

With immigration in the news now more than ever, and a national shift in enforcement strategy by the Trump Administration, it is important to prepare your staff for a visit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...more

New Jersey Policy = Do Not Let ICE In

As a result of the increased enforcement of immigration laws, ICE agents have taken to showing up at courthouses in areas with large immigrant communities...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – March, 2017 #3

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: It seems that we cannot turn on the television these days without hearing the ongoing debate about travel bans, immigration reform and the presence of undocumented foreign nationals in this country....more

ICE Could Come Knocking: Employers Should Be Prepared as Business Raids Increase

Employers– the chances that you could receive a visit from immigration officers have increased. Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted “raids” at eight Asian restaurants in Mississippi—in...more

Undocumented Immigrants, The Schools And The Obligations To Cooperate With “ICE”

A lot of heat is emanating from Washington D.C. over enforcement of laws concerning “undocumented” immigrants. Especially controversial is the possibility of greater action by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...more

Secretary Kelly Issues Statement on Recent ICE Enforcement Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

On February 13, 2017, Secretary John Kelly of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, released a statement regarding the recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations. ...more

Increased Enforcement Highlights The Need For Employers To Have Immigration Compliance Programs

by Butler Snow LLP on

This past weekend the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched raids in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants. While...more

The Chill of ICE: Crackdown on Undocumented Workers Can Cost You

Recently, an agricultural company faced more than $100,000 in fines after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) auditors identified more than 100 substantive violations – each carrying a $1,100 maximum penalty....more

Executive Order Requires State Agencies and State Contractors to Use E-Verify

by Jackson Walker on

On December 3, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued Executive Order No. RP-80, which requires state agencies and state contractors to use E-Verify. The Order imposes, as a condition of all state contracts for service, a...more

Undocumented Worker Can Cause Health Plan Problems

Employers know that since the 1980s they have been required to check the lawful work status of employees that they hire through the I-9 process. Employers also know that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can audit...more

Immigration Alert: January 2014

by Epstein Becker & Green on

I. H-1B Nonimmigrant Season Opens on April 1, 2014, for Fiscal Year 2015 - As most H-1B employers know, there is an annual quota on the number of new H-1B petitions that can be approved each federal fiscal year. The...more

It’s All or Nothing With I-9s and Nothing Proves Costly

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A Washington drywall company recently learned the hard way that a partially completed I-9 form is insufficient to avoid costly penalties. The company was fined over $280,000 by the Department of Homeland Security’s...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

U.S. Government Remains Firm on “Deferred Action” Despite Suit to Shut It Down

by Ronald Shapiro on

On Monday of this week, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor held a hearing on a Complaint filed by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (“ICE”) agents who are challenging the federal “deferred action” program...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

Iowa Immigration Law: Internal ICE Documents Show Deportation Quotas

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Documents produced by Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) obtained by ACLU of North Carolina prove what has long been claimed: ICE has deportation quotas and, when not meeting them, has been directed to channel all...more

Law Abiding Immigrants

by Howard Ankin on

The City of Chicago Safe Families Ordinance prohibits police and other law enforcement officials from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they are wanted on a criminal warrant or have been convicted of a serious crime....more

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