This blog was first published as a Seyfarth Shaw Management Alert on July 17, 2018
Seyfarth Synopsis: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increases worksite enforcement by more than 50%. What should employers understand to prevent fines and minimize reputational risk?
Since the start of fiscal year 2018, ICE has increased worksite enforcement actions by over 50%. Compared with fiscal year 2017, administrative arrests have increased nearly 400% while worksite investigations have risen from 1,716 to 3,510—with the last quarter of the fiscal year remaining for these numbers to increase. ICE appears to be making good on the remarks made by leadership to increase worksite enforcement “four to five times.”