U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is prepared to criminally prosecute…..
illegal immigrants in the workplace, as well as those employers who hire them.
ICE SPOKESWONAN: Danielle Bennett said “While we focus on the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal workers, under the current administration’s enforcement priorities, workers encountered during these investigations who are unauthorized to remain in the United States are also subject to administrative arrest and removal from the country,”
ICE: This week, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said his agency will increase workplace immigration enforcement effort four to five times the level current.
According to Bennett, that includes pursing more investigations and “Conducting more I-9 audits.” An I-9 form is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization for someone to be hired to work in the U.S. Data provided to the Washington Examiner shows that from Oct. 1, 2016, to June 24, 2017, ICE arrested 42 people in management and 55 people in non-management for criminal immigration violations, and all but 15 were indicted and convicted.
That’s a significant drop from several prior years – the highest amount in the past few years was in fiscal 2011 under former President Barack Obama, when ICE arrested 221 people in management and 492 in non-management, for a total of 713.
ICE’s commitment indicates that they are now ready to boost enforcement again and are able to do their job under an administration and President that support what they do and offers his support,
ICE officials were not able to describe what industries commit the most violations or what states have more violations than others.
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