As businesses and organizations expand their operations, they increasingly hire employees with diverse backgrounds. However, employers must ensure that all employees comply with immigration laws to avoid potential legal implications.
In 2023, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigations will be more prevalent than ever. That's why employers must understand the importance of keeping up-to-date on all immigration laws and regulations.
Prioritizing Federal Immigration Compliance
Employers must prioritize federal immigration compliance when hiring employees in 2023. To do this, companies should review I-9 compliance programs to ensure they are up-to-date and functioning correctly. Therefore, if ICE agents come to your company and see a tailored I-9 compliance program, the nature of their inquiry could change.
Abiding by Legal Workers' Immigration Status
In 2023, employers cannot overlook workers' immigration status while ensuring compliance with federal immigration laws. The Immigration Reform and Control Act mandates that employers confirm all job candidates' identities and eligibility. Without proper verification procedures and processes, this will be a significant red flag for ICE agents and can lead to further examination. Therefore, organizations aware of hiring undocumented immigrants must be extra cautious when facing an ICE investigation. These cases can result in criminal charges, and companies (as well as their executives) should be ready to protect themselves using any available techniques.
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It is the responsibility of employers to keep up-to-date on all immigration laws and regulations when hiring a foreign national. Furthermore, employers must remain vigilant about upholding these laws to avoid legal issues.
If you are an employer with any questions or concerns regarding hiring foreign nationals or complying with immigration law, Murray Osorio PLLC is available to provide guidance and advice. Contact our experienced nationwide immigration attorneys online or by phone so we can help you get back to running your business. (800) 929-7142