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09/30/2016
Tampa, FL
Worksite Enforcement
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Three Florida companies became the latest employers to be certified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) employment compliance program called IMAGE at a ceremony Thursday.

08/17/2016
San Francisco, CA
Worksite Enforcement

Yaowapha Ritdet, 56, of Ukiah, admitted she knowingly hired Thai nationals who were illegally present in the United States to work at her restaurants, Ruen Tong Thai Cuisine and the Walter Café, both located in Ukiah.

08/03/2016
Albuquerque, NM
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IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. ICE is striving to achieve the highest level of workforce integrity throughout the country by coordinating closely with industry partners.

07/22/2016
Sacramento, CA
Worksite Enforcement

According to the agreement, in March 2012, HSI audited employee I-9 immigration forms at Mary’s Gone Crackers Inc., based in Gridley. Later, in May 2012, HSI notified the company that 49 of its employees appeared not to be authorized to work in the U.S. After one employee provided corrected documentation, Mary’s Gone Crackers informed ICE the other 48 had resigned or been terminated.

06/08/2016
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement

WestAir Gases & Equipment, a family-owned business formerly known as San Diego Welders Supply, is the 19th San Diego-area employer to become an IMAGE member. Most of the company’s over 200 employees work at offices in Southern California, including the firm’s headquarters in San Diego. The company also has offices in Texas and Arizona.

06/03/2016
Seattle, WA
Worksite Enforcement

DJ Drywall, Inc., and its owner David L. Jones, 47, pleaded guilty in February to knowingly encouraging and inducing a Mexican national to reside in the United States in violation of the law. 

05/17/2016
Portland, OR
Worksite Enforcement

Pacific Coast Fruit Company, which serves regional retail, wholesale, and food service customers, boasts a workforce of 450 employees – many of whom have been with the company for years. The family-owned business, which was established in 1977, is one of the largest independently-owned produce distributors in the Pacific Northwest, with a warehouse and fresh cut processing facility in Portland, and a new, state of the art distribution center in Seattle. 

04/12/2016
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. is the 18th San Diego-area employer to become an IMAGE member. IMAGE is a voluntary partnership that helps employers maintain a lawful workforce and reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.
04/08/2016
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Guilty verdicts were returned April 8 against Rudy Alexander Martinez, 36, and Israel Arquimides Martinez, 44, following a two-week jury trial and about six hours of deliberation. Both were convicted of the conspiracy as well as employing illegal aliens, encouraging and inducing illegal aliens to reside in the United States, and conspiracy to do same, as well as aggravated identity theft.
02/18/2016
Wichita, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Alex Sanchez, Jr., 36, who was the manager of El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in Ottawa, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage.
01/20/2016
Boston, MA
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As an IMAGE certified member, Big Y is recognized as an exceptional employer and a role model in the business community. IMAGE certified employers are committed to hiring only authorized workers whose identity and eligibility to work in the United States is documented.
12/14/2015
Washington, DC
Worksite Enforcement
The joint guidance was developed by the two agencies with significant input from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and stakeholders around the country.
11/13/2015
Dallas, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Atul Nanda, 46, and his brother, Jiten "Jay" Nanda, 44, were each convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, one count of conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens, and four counts of wire fraud.
11/12/2015
Phoenix, AZ
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Freeport-McMoRan, the world’s largest publicly traded copper, molybdenum, oil and natural gas producer, boasts a workforce of some 80,000 employees and contractors.
10/20/2015
Phoenix, AZ
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Progressive Roofing, which is headquartered in Phoenix and has regional offices in 10 states, employs some 1,000 workers nationwide. The company was a subcontractor on several major construction projects, including the Arizona Cardinals’ stadium and the New Mexico Spaceport.
09/29/2015
San Juan, PR
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“I am pleased to welcome our new IMAGE partners,” said Ricardo Mayoral, deputy special agent in charge of HSI San Juan, who has been working closely with company officials in the IMAGE participation process.
09/17/2015
Wichita, KS
Worksite Enforcement
The guilty plea was entered in federal court by a lawyer for Le Grande Tetons, LLC, the company that owned and operated Twin Peaks, a bar and restaurant with two locations in Wichita. As a result of a plea agreement in the case, the court imposed a fine of $50,000.
09/09/2015
Wichita, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Satishkumar A. Patel, 47, and Daxaben S. Patel, 36, both of McPherson, Kansas, entered their guilty pleas Sept. 9.
08/06/2015
Westborough, MA
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Officials with Home Care Choices, Inc., doing business as Right at Home of Westborough, and ICE formally agreed on Aug. 6 to partner in the "IMAGE" program. The "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers" program partnership was signed during a ceremony held at Right at Home’s offices in Westborough.
08/05/2015
Cedar Rapids, IA
Worksite Enforcement
Michael Thomas Millenkamp, 47, of Earlville, Iowa, was convicted on one count of harboring, encouraging and inducing aliens to reside unlawfully in the United States.
06/30/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
Wen Ping Chen, 30, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and his brother Wen Qiu Chen, 31, of Santa Fe, were also ordered to forfeit a residence located on Aztec Court in Rio Rancho that was used to facilitate the Chens’ criminal conduct. Although the amount of restitution to be paid by the Chen brothers will be determined at a later date, the court noted that the restitution order will be at least $120,000.
06/04/2015
Seattle, WA
Worksite Enforcement
Under the settlement agreement, Broetje Orchards does not admit to any criminal wrongdoing, but does acknowledge HSI auditors found that it continued to employ unauthorized workers after being advised by ICE those employees did not have permission to work in the United States.
05/13/2015
Newark, NJ
Worksite Enforcement

Hiral Patel, 32, and Shikha Mohta, 31, both of Jersey City, New Jersey, were charged with one count each of conspiracy to bring in and harbor aliens, and to obstruct justice.

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