At the beginning of this week it was announced that the Trump administration ordered more rigorous investigations, regarding the workplace, to battle and avoid the employment of illegal immigrants in US businesses.
According to immigration sources, above 3,000 workplace investigations have been initiated, double the amount of investigations that were initiated last year. Employer audits, nearly doubled since last year as well, have become a regular practice by the government when suspicion about violation of law exists. When an employer is found guilty of having illegal immigrant as employees, the employer will be subject to criminal charges and/or fines as well. If you are in seek of deportation defense, it is highly important for you to call or visit our Pasadena immigration attorney if your employer is being audited to help guide you accordingly.
In 1986, the government made it obligatory for employers to confirm the legal status of their employees, in order to hire them. The form I-9 is used to record the employees who are eligible to work under the federal law. Forms such as these will make it easier for immigration forces to find ineligible hires, due to illegal status, and deport those individuals. If you or someone you know is in this situation, we sincerely advise you to reach out to our deportation lawyer at Alami Law and avoid leaving it up to fate, call us now at 888-990-6020, we are here to help!
Our immigration lawyer Pasadena has recently recommended for guidance from deportation defense due to the amount of strictness and rigorous investigation that has emerged from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in hopes of ensuring “a culture of compliance” in US businesses. Derek Benner, the Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations, has recently stated that, “Our worksite enforcement strategy continues to focus on the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly break the law, and the use of I-9 audits and civil fines to encourage compliance with the law,” further reassuring the primary objective of deporting immigrants. In the same interview, Mr. Benner also mentioned that, “HSI’s worksite enforcement investigators help combat worker exploitation, illegal wages, child labor and other illegal practices”, with the mere intentions of making employers, not the government itself, seem as the antagonists for putting illegal immigrants in inhumane situations.
It is vital for immigrants to take the current actions of the US government into consideration and set up an appointment with our Pasadena immigration attorney or deportation lawyer as soon as possible to avoid being directly affected by these laws and regulations. Call us now at 888-990-6020, we are here to help.