Tag Archives: HSI

ICE Chief Announces Significant Increase in Worksite Enforcement Actions and Promises Arrests of Undocumented Workers

Tom Homan, the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has ordered ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit to increase the amount of time it spends on worksite enforcement actions “by four or five times,” consistent with the Trump administration’s stated goal of curbing illegal immigration. Notably, Acting Director Homan also announced a marked … Continue Reading

Agencies Open H-1B Cap Season with Initiatives to Combat Fraud and Abuse

The U.S. immigration agency’s busiest day of the year was marked with reminders about the dark side of the H-1B visa program.  Acceptance of H-1B cap-subject petitions started on April 3, 2017. But the flurry of H-1B filings were met with announcements from agencies involved with the H-1B program about measures designed to tighten policies … Continue Reading

Yet Another Strike Against Form I-9 Prepopulation

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices has joined the growing chorus of government agencies speaking out against the practice of prepopulating Section 1 of Forms I-9. In a recent Technical Assistance Letter (TAL), the OSC discourages the use of prepopulation citing concerns about Section 1 containing inaccurate … Continue Reading

ICE Issues $625,000 Fine to New Jersey Company for Form I-9 Violations

Infinite Visions, LLC, a New Jersey-based clothing manufacturer, was recently fined $625,000 for Form I-9 violations discovered during an audit and inspection conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after receiving an anonymous tip about allegations that the company engaged in unlawful hiring practices.… Continue Reading

Company Agrees to Forfeit $2 Million for Employing Undocumented Workers

In keeping with the federal government's practice of using increasingly severe fines and forfeitures to address violations of federal immigration law, the U.S. Attorney's Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced that ABC Professional Services, Inc. (ABC) has agreed to forfeit $2 million to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and adhere to revised immigration compliance procedures in return for averting criminal prosecution.… Continue Reading