Your Workforce Compliance Partner
Undocumented workers secure jobs through fraudulent means such as presenting false documents, completing fraudulent benefit applications and stealing someone’s identity. To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, ICE announced the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program in July 2006. This program assists employers in targeted sectors develop a more secure and stable workforce. It also enhances fraudulent document awareness through education and training.
ICE has streamlined the IMAGE certification process. IMAGE now offers a formal membership certification program that focuses on exceptional employers that have the ability to effect change within their industry or region. These employers also serve as an example and role model in the business community while highlighting the importance and viability of immigration compliance. Program participants will be deemed IMAGE certified upon enrollment and completion of IMAGE membership requirements. Employer feedback on the IMAGE program and industry participation in IMAGE will serve to guide DHS in shaping future worksite enforcement policy.
By voluntarily participating in the IMAGE program, companies can reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. As part of IMAGE, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program. Members will also learn about the importance of avoiding discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision § 274B.8 U.S.C. § 1324b.
Employers seeking certification in IMAGE must agree to:
Upon enrollment and commitment to DHS' best employment practices, program participants will be deemed "IMAGE Certified" – a distinction DHS believes will become an industry standard. The results of the IMAGE program will guide DHS in shaping future worksite enforcement policy and legislation.
IMAGE members are required to participate in E-Verify, an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. For more information about the Form I-9 visit I-9 Central, a website dedicated to making guidance more accessible and user-friendly. The site provides employees and employers with one online location to keep them up to date with the information needed to properly complete Form I-9.
The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices enforces the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act § 274B, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b. This statute prohibits discrimination in hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee that is based on an individual's national origin or citizenship status. The statute also prohibits discrimination during the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify) process (document abuse), and retaliation or intimidation. For more information visit http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/.
Trade associations can become "endorsee" partners by signing an endorsement agreement stating that they support and highly recommend the use of the IMAGE "Best Employment Practices" by their members. The above-mentioned process for business entities is not required for association partnerships.
The following businesses have signed agreements to go through the IMAGE certification process:
AC Square Inc.
Allied Logistics Corp.
American Engineering & Manufacturing Inc.
American Lawn Maintenance Inc.
Atlas Advisors, LLC
Arcos Dorados Puerto Rico
Baja Lobster Group of Newport Beach Inc.
Baja Lobster Group of Old Town Inc.
Banco Cooperativo de Puerto Rico
Barranquitas Auto Corp.
BBDO Puerto Rico
The Bureau of Employment History
Blake's Lotaburger, LLC
Brodersen Enterprises of PR Inc.
C & E Industrial Services Inc.
Cabrera Auto Group
Cabrera Grupo Automotriz, Corp.
Cabrera Hnos. Inc.
Camellia Home Health and Hospice
Camellia Home Health of Alabama, LLC
Camellia Home Health of East Tennessee, LLC
Camellia Home Health of the Gulf Coast, LLC
Camellia Hospice of Central Mississippi, LLC
Camellia Hospice of East Louisiana, LLC
Camellia Hospice of Louisiana, LLC
Camellia Hospice of North Mississippi, LLC
Camellia Hospice of Northeast Alabama, LLC
Camellia Hospice of Northeast Mississippi, LLC
Camellia Hospice of Southwest Mississippi, LLC
Camellia Pharmacy Services, LLC
Caribe Federal Credit Union
Central Texas OB/GYN Associates, PLLC
Cesar Castillo Inc.
City of Flowery Branch
Clare Rose Inc.
Club Babylon Inc. dba Brava
Coaster Co. of America Inc.
Computer Distributors Inc.
Concho Valley Council of Governments
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito de Aguada
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Centro Gubernamental Minillas
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito del Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito del Valenciano (Valencoop)
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Hatillo
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Naguabeña
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Oriental
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Saulo D. Rodriguez ("Gura-Coop")
Corporacion Servicios Ama de Llaves Inc.
Cubic Transportation Systems Inc.
D&B Temporary Staffing Services Inc.
Dewey Services Inc. dba Dewey Pest Control
Di Vino Wine & Tapas Inc. Ecotex- Healthcare Laundry Services, LLC
Edge Hospitality Inc.
El Meson Sandwiches
Eleven Eleven Corporation
Elster Solutions, LLC
Employers Pro Advantage dba Not Just Payroll
Empire Gas Company Inc.
Empresas de Gas Co Inc.
Encanto Restaurants Inc.
Eternal Lobby Lounge Inc.
Fast Food Management Inc.
Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold
G4S Secure Solutions (Puerto Rico) Inc.
Ganaderias del Sur, S.E.
Garaje Isla Verde, LLC
Gaslamp Baja Lobster Group
Gildan of Charleston Inc.
GKI Foods LLC
Golden Arch Development Corp.
The Good Business Corp.
Hacienda Santa Elena Inc.
Home Care Choices, Inc. DBA Right at Home, Eastern Worcester County
Home Health Agency of Georgia, LLC
Home Health Care of Bogalusa Inc.
Home Health Care Systems
Hormel Foods Corporation
Hospice Care of Mississippi, LLC
Howroyd Wright Employment Agency Inc. dba AppleOne Employment Services
Jack in the Box
JBS USA Holdings Inc.
JMB Food Inc. dba El Mesón de la Roosevelt
Matsuda's of Sacramento
Mendez & Co. Inc.
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Caribbean Inc.
Mountain States/Rosen, LLC
Municipio Autónomo de Cidra
Oceanside Baja Lobster Group Inc.
One Corps Inc.
Parkwood Landscaping Maintenance Inc.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Plaza del Caribe Inc.
Plaza Las Americas Inc.
Professional Personnel Service Inc. D/B/A AtWork Personnel Services
Progressive Services Inc. dba Progressive Roofing
Propak Logistics Inc.
QSR Champs Inc.
Ranger American of Puerto Rico
Reservoir International, LLC
Restaurant Acquisition, LLC
The Rose Club Corp.
RF Llanos Inc.
Rooms To Go PR Inc.
San Jorge Children's Hospital
SIG Sauer Inc.
Simmons Farm Raised Catfish Inc.
Simpson Unlimited Inc.
Soft & Creamy Inc.
Sta-Home Health Agency of Carthage Inc.
Sta-Home Health Agency of Greenwood Inc.
Sta-Home Health Agency of Jackson Inc.
Sta-Home Health and Hospice Inc.
Sta-Home Hospice of Mississippi Inc.
The Step2 Company, LLC
Superior Paving Corp.
Superior Trucking Corp.
Supermercados Maximo Inc.
Tecno Gas Inc.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Toledo & Co. Inc.
Toyota de Puerto Rico Corp.
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America
Tri-Union Seafoods, LLC dba Chicken of the Sea International
UpTime Electric Company Inc.
V. Suarez & Co. Inc.
West Mississippi Home Health Services Inc.
WestAir Gases & Equipment Inc.
Western Meat Processors
Worldnet Telecommunications Inc.
Wrightstown Construction, Restoration & Renovation, LLC
A-1 Fire Protection
Able Patrol & Guard
Academia Management Corporation dba Academia Language School
Accel Employment Service
ACCU Staffing Group
AccuWest Pacific, LLC
Aetna Fire Alarm Service Co. Inc.
All American Brothers Co, LLC
Aluminum Precision Products Inc.
Apartment Rehabilitation Corporation
Atlanta Northside Aviation Inc.
Atlas Pallet Company
Avant Healthcare Professionals
Bates Trucking and Trash Removal Inc.
Betz Concrete Inc.
BMI Defense Systems
Body Beautiful Car Wash Inc.
CBN Building Maintenance Inc.
City of Palmdale
Colorado Structures Inc.
Con-Real Support Group, LP dba Con-Real, LP
Cutrale Citrus Juices USA Inc.
DDH/MRK Inc dba C&J Trucking Company
DJ Manufacturing Corp.
Eagle Group International, LLC.
El Conquistador Golf Resort & Casino
Employee Relations Inc.
Employment Verification Resources Inc.
Expresas Fonalledas Inc.
First Credit Union
First Montgomery Group
Fluid Components International, LLC
Fogel-Anderson Construction Company
Fondo para el Fomento de la Industria Lechera
Group Builders Inc.
The Hagen Group Inc., dba Express Employment Professionals of Mt. Vernon
Hawaiian Host Candies of LA Inc.
Hawaiian Host Inc.
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners
Hillsborough County – Board of County Commissioners
Hire Standards, LLC
Hitch Enterprises Inc.
HR Ideas, LLC
Industria Lechera De Pr Inc. (INDULAC)
Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services
J.A. Marquez, D.D.S., P.A.
Jobe Materials, L.P.
KE&G Construction Inc.
Law Offices of Ada Cordero-Sacks
Little Lady Foods Inc.
L.K. Jordan & Associates
Long's Personnel Services Inc.
The Loyalty Management Group
Mission Chevrolet Ltd.
National Life Insurance Company
Northern Services Inc., dba Express Employment Professionals of Bellingham
The Odom Corporation
Omaha Steaks International Inc.
Pacific Propeller International, LLC
Pacific Rim Mechanical
Pasco County Board of County Commissioners
Porter Industries Inc.
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl and Associates Inc.
Puerto Rico Freight Systems Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc.
Rana Subway, LLC
Roadway Electric, LLC
Roy Anderson Corp.
Ryt-Way Industries, LLC
Saints Medical Center
San Diego Flight Training International
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority
Scott Electric Company Inc.
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
The Sindall Group
Southwest Staffing Inc.
Starbucks Coffee Puerto Rico, LLC
Swedish Medical Center and Swedish/Edmonds
Swissport Cargo Services, L.P. (Los Angeles International Airport)
SynQ Solutions Inc.
Systems Painters and Drywall
The Tampa Banking Company
Tampa Electric Company
TASER International Inc.
TECO Energy Inc.
Teleworld Staffing Services Inc.
Thesis Painting Inc.
TPI Staffing Inc.
Twin City Foods
Tyson Foods Inc.
Utility Concrete Products, LLC
Vaqueria Tres Monitas Inc.
Viscount Properties II, dba Hoy Fox Toyota
West Liberty Foods, LLC
Westwood Contractors Inc.
Whitman Global Carpet and Floor Care
Whitney Originals Inc.
Wisdom Resources Inc. dba Snelling Staffing Services
Zaim Law Firm
Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition Inc. (GPAC)
Global Economic & Workforce Development Coalition
National Association of Foreign Trade Zones
New Jersey State League of Municipalities
5-D Systems Inc.
13 Coins Acquisition, LLC
Able Patrol and Guard
Absolut Facilities Management
Acorn Uniforms, LLC
Addison Health Systems Inc.
ADEX Machining, LLC
Admirable Caregiving Services, LLC
Advanced Roofing Inc.
Agate Steel Inc.
Alaska Marine Lines Inc.
Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Allen's Blueberry Freezer Inc.
Alyeska Resort Management Company
AM&G Waterproofing, LLC
Andersen Bjornstad Kane Jacobs Inc.
Arizona Federal Credit Union
Arizona Labor Force Inc.
Ascent Aviation Services Corporation
Aspen Skiing Company, LLC
ATG Transportation, LLC
Audax Enterprise Inc. DBA Merry Maids Southtowns NY
Avery Biomedical Devices Inc.
Badia Spices Inc.
Banaszak Concrete Corporation
Belle Plaine Nursery Inc.
Bellingham Marine Industries Inc.
Berg Electric Corporation
Bernardo Heights Golf and Country Club
Best Western International
Black Creek Integrated Systems Corp.
BMM North America Inc./dba BMM Testlabs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth Inc.
Buddy's Kitchen Inc.
C & K Paving Contractors Inc.
CABLExpress Corporation dba CXtec
The Campbell Group, LLC
Carolina Value Village Inc.
Casablanca Fish Market Inc.
CentraState Healthcare System
Chapman Construction Co., L.P.
ChemResearch Co. Inc.
Chicken of the Sea International
Christian Care Centers Inc.
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
City of Acworth, Georgia
City of Escondido
City of Kingsley
City of Lewisville
City of Plano
City of Sachse
City of Whitefish
Clampitt Paper Co. of Dallas LTD
Classic Site Solutions Inc.
Cliff Berry (CBI) Inc.
Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co.
Cobb County Government (Cobb County, GA)
Colorodo Boxed Beef Co.
Confer Plastics Inc.
Costco Wholesale Inc.
Cox Manufacturing Co.
Cressy Door Company Inc.
CVI.CHE 105 Inc. dba CVI.CHE 105
Dakota Turkey Growers, LLC dba Dakota Provisions
DCD Construction Inc.
Decon Environmental and Engineering Inc.
Dragados USA Inc.
Dunlap Towing Company
EKS Group, LLC
ELEVA Solutions Inc.
Ellanef Manufacturing Corporation
Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.
Evans Custom Concrete, LLC
Factoria Keg Steakhouse and Bar
Fairytale Brownies Inc.
Flippo Construction Company Inc.
Florida Potato & Onion, LLC
FM Solutions Inc.
Fox Transportation Incorporated
Fresh Mark Inc.
Gabriel Inc. dba Allied Forces
GAC Chemical Corporation
Gage Brothers Concrete Products
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Geriatric Authority of Milford dba Countryside Health Care of Milford
Gildan Activewear (Edan)
G.L. Wilson Building Company
Global Food Innovations Inc. dba Water Valley Poultry, LLC
The Grand Colonial/NINE-TEN
Grand History, LLC
The Great Fish Company, LLC
Health Services Advisory Group Inc.
Healthworks – WNY, LLC
Highland Engineering Inc.
House of Cheatham Inc.
Hy-lite Mirror & Glass
Imperial Forces Inc. dba Labor Systems Temporary Services & Labor Systems Job Center
Iowa Cold Storage, LLC
J.A. Fielden Co. Inc.
J. Crew Group Inc.
Jeffrey C. Stone Inc. (dba Summit Builders)
JEM Sportswear Inc.
John Moriarty & Associates of Florida Inc.
Kearney Electric Inc.
Kelly Services Inc.
Kent Quality Foods Inc.
Key Workers Inc. dba Labor Systems Temporary Services & Allied Forces
Lakhani Enterprises dba Regency Cleaners
Latino Enterprises Inc. (dba La Chiquita Tortilla Manufacturer)
Lewis and Clark County
Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. Inc.
Linden Heights Animal Hospital
Lines & Lundgreen Roofing and Insulation Inc.
Lowell Housing Authority
Lucky Dog Equipment Inn., dba Pet Pros
M2 Consulting Inc.
Management Recruiters of Portland, LLC
Marty Inc. D/B/A AtWork Personnel Services
Meridian Manufacturing Group Inc.
Miami Dade College
Michigan Turkey Producers, LLC
microMEDIA Imaging Systems Inc.
Mighty Taco Inc.
MRM Holdings, LLC/dba Drake Materials
Mulligan Security Corp.
Neutronics Enterprises Inc.
New ABC, LLC dba Alaska Boat Company
The New Peanut Farm
Nico Products Inc.
Northland Associates Inc.
Norton Energy Drilling, LLC
Oasis Management Systems Inc.
Olympic Water & Sewer Inc.
Pacific Properties Services
Paulson Manufacturing Corporation
Pelican Bay LTD Inc.
Pete King Construction Company
Pine Ridge Farms, LLC
Port Ludlow Associates, LLC
Port Ludlow Real Estate Inc.
PREFCO Distribution, LLC
Publix Super Markets Inc.
Quality Pork Processors Inc.
Radiac Abrasives Inc.
Resirkulere USA Inc.
Rich Meier's Landscaping Inc.
Rizzo Environmental Services Inc.
R.M. Kerner Co.
Roberts Tire Sales Inc.
Rossin Steel Inc.
San Diego Media Inc.
Santa Rosa County School District
Sargento Foods Inc.
Scammell Constructors Inc.
Seattle Children's Hospital
S.E.B. Enterprises Inc., dba Custom Protective Services
Securus Technologies Inc.
Snohomish County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation dba COMMUNITY TRANSIT
Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc.
Steve Julius Construction Inc.
Striking Results Inc.
Sundial Services Corporation dba Sundial Plumbing Services
System Dynamics International Inc.
Talladega SS, LLC
Taylor Shellfish Co. Inc.
Tiffany Construction Company
Titania Solutions Group Inc.
Town of Milford, Massachusetts
Transcource Services Corp. dba Transource Computers
Treco Enterprises Inc.
Trident Environment Group, LLC
Triman Industries Inc.
Trinity Forge Inc.
Ultra Aluminum Mfg. Inc.
United Lawnscape Inc.
United Pacific Forest Products Inc.
United States Marine Inc.
Universal Aerospace Co. Inc.
Universal Display & Fixtures Company
Universal Electronic Alarms Inc.
Valley Services Inc.
Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting Inc.
VT Halter Marine Inc.
W. Frank Newton dba WFN Consulting
W. Garnett & Associates
Weinrich Truck Line Inc.
Wesley House Family Services Inc.
Wildflour Gluten-Free Baking Co.
Willbros T & D Services, LLC
Witkiewicz Enterprises Inc., dba Comfort Keepers
World Emblem International Inc.
Wright Construction Services Inc.
Xcel Energy dba Northern States Power – Minnesota
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing
Becoming an IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) member is now easier than ever.
This training consists of Form I-9 training, USCIS E-Verify updates, Office of Special Counsel training and fraudulent document detection training. ICE revamped IMAGE, simplifying program requirements and the participation process. If you're an employer, join IMAGE for a series of forums across the country.