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View this email as a webpage.July 2009 www.ssd.com Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & ICE Launches Initiative To Audit Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices and 15 countries around the world. With Employers’ I-9 Records one of the strongest integrated global platforms and our longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide. Following a recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement about the Obama Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda (see our May 2009 Contacts: Immigration Alert), on July 1 the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of DHS announced an Heidi C. Larson initiative to step up audits of employers’ Employment +1.213.689.5130 Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and related employment records. The ICE Notice alerts business owners that ICE Rebekah J. Poston will be inspecting their hiring records to ensure +1.305.577.7022 compliance with employment eligibility verification laws and regulations. Brian E. Schield +1.213.689.5109 ICE also announced on July 1 that it was serving 652 businesses throughout the United States with Notices of Gregory A. Wald +1.415.393.9828 Inspection (NOIs) of their I-9s and related employment +1.305.577.7000 records. ICE stated that the businesses served were selected for inspection as a result of leads and information obtained through other investigative means. A NOI typically gives the employer only three days to ...

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July 2009
www.ssd.com
ICE Launches Initiative To Audit
Employers’ I-9 Records
Following a recent Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) announcement about the Obama Administration’s
immigration enforcement agenda (see our May 2009
Immigration Alert)
,
on July 1 the US Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of DHS announced an
initiative to step up audits of employers’ Employment
Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and related employment
records. The ICE Notice alerts business owners that ICE
will be inspecting their hiring records to ensure
compliance with employment eligibility verification laws
and regulations.
ICE also announced on July 1 that it was serving 652
businesses throughout the United States with Notices of
Inspection (NOIs) of their I-9s and related employment
records. ICE stated that the businesses served were
selected for inspection as a result of leads and
information obtained through other investigative means.
A NOI typically gives the employer only three days to turn
over the requested material. The inspection determines
whether or not a company is in compliance with
employment verification laws including maintaining
complete and accurate I-9s for each employee. It should
be noted that for all of fiscal year 2008 ICE issued only
503 NOIs.
As the government shifts its focus from worksite
enforcement actions to I-9 audits, employers should
ensure their compliance with employment verification and
I-9 record keeping laws. Employers should also establish
or review I-9 policies in addition to conducting periodic
training of their hiring personnel to ensure proper
compliance. It is important to remember that penalties
for failure to comply with Form I-9 paperwork
Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders &
Dempsey L.L.P. has lawyers in 32 offices
and 15 countries around the world. With
one of the strongest integrated global
platforms and our longstanding one-firm
philosophy, Squire Sanders provides
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Contacts:
Heidi C. Larson
+1.213.689.5130
Rebekah J. Poston
+1.305.577.7022
Brian E. Schield
+1.213.689.5109
Gregory A. Wald
+1.415.393.9828
+1.305.577.7000
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requirements range from US$110 to US$1,100 for each
violation. Penalties for hiring or continuing to employ an
unauthorized person range from US$375 to US$11,000
for each unauthorized person.
In a related development, US Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) announced on June 30 that the
Form I-
9
(Rev. 02/02/09) currently on the USCIS website is valid
for use beyond June 30, 2009. USCIS will update Form I-
9 when the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
approves its continued use. Thereafter, employers will be
able to use either the Form I-9 with the new revision date
or the Form I-9 with the 02/02/09 revision date at the
bottom of the form.
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regarding any topic in this Alert or immigration
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