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07/23/2014
New York, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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Clare Rose Inc. is strengthening its hiring practices to ensure it is employing a legal workforce. IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private sector businesses to partner with the agency to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. As a result, a participating employer is able to maintain a more secure, stable workforce.
07/15/2014
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
The indictment was returned under seal May 21 and unsealed in its entirety July 16 after Ceasar Santiago Arroyo, 49, of Puerto Rico, surrendered to agents in Houston. Also charged and previously arrested were the following Houston residents: Mary Louise Flores, 43, Fernando Emmanuel Bustos, 31, Rudy Alexander Martinez, 33, and Israel Arquimides Martinez, 37.
07/08/2014
Bangor, ME
Worksite Enforcement
Mei Ya Zhang, 29, of Waterville, was sentenced by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. for harboring undocumented aliens, money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to file false employer's quarterly federal tax returns. In addition to imprisonment, Zhang was also ordered to pay more than $88,000 in restitution to the IRS. Zhang pleaded guilty to the charges June 5, 2013.
06/26/2014
Tampa, FL
Worksite Enforcement
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Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc., the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States, became the latest employer Friday to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) employment compliance program.
06/02/2014
Beaumont, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Lina Sun, 54, and Chenglun Ma, 57, pleaded guilty to racketeering influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) conspiracy charges before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
04/13/2014
Boston, MA
Worksite Enforcement
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The inspection of the employers' documents is part of HSI's worksite enforcement strategy that launched in 2009 to reduce the demand for illegal employment and protect employment opportunities for the nation's lawful workforce.
03/26/2014
Bangor, ME
Worksite Enforcement
Mei Juan Zhang, a restaurant manager from Fairfield, was sentenced March 25 to 14 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for harboring undocumented aliens for commercial advantage and private financial gain.
02/23/2014
Atlanta, GA
Worksite Enforcement
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Peter Witkiewicz, the owner of Comfort Keepers, was presented a certificate of completion Thursday, indicating his company is a certified IMAGE partner.
02/05/2014
Tampa, FL
Worksite Enforcement
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With the Department of Defense as one of their primary clients, two Tampa-based consulting companies realized the importance of protecting the security of our nation. That's why Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting Inc. and EKS Group LLC have become the latest employers to be certified by ICE's employment compliance program called IMAGE.
02/03/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
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A New Mexico fast-food chain, Blake's Lotaburger, joined ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Friday in a nationwide program that helps employers strengthen hiring practices, and prevents the unlawful employment of unauthorized workers.
01/31/2014
Denver, CO
Worksite Enforcement
Premier Paving Inc. (PPI) was charged by misdemeanor Information Aug. 21. An executive, Russ Otterstein, on behalf of the corporation, signed an agreement Oct. 9 where the company pleaded guilty to unlawfully hiring illegal aliens.
01/29/2014
Beaumont, TX
Worksite Enforcement
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According to court documents, two employment referral businesses operating out of Houston recruited illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico and Central America, to work in Chinese restaurants. These workers routinely worked 12 hours per day, six days per week.
01/29/2014
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Three owners of a Kansas framing company, Advantage Framing Systems Inc., were each sentenced to more than a year in prison in federal court Wednesday for harboring undocumented workers.
01/29/2014
Jacksonville, FL
Worksite Enforcement
Based on information gleaned from an audit, HSI special agents determined between approximately March 2011 and 2012, Juan Carlos Angel hired employees who were citizens of other countries and not legally permitted to work in the United States at his restaurants.
01/22/2014
Detroit, MI
Worksite Enforcement
Highland Engineering Inc. and Ultra Aluminum, both of Howell, have pledged to protect the integrity of their workforce by joining IMAGE.
01/14/2014
Hattiesburg, MS
Worksite Enforcement
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Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative (SeMRHI) became the state's fifth employer to receive certification as an ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) partner during a ceremony at the company's headquarters Monday.
12/13/2013
Cleveland, OH
Worksite Enforcement
The indictment names owners Miguel Castro, 44, and Monica Castro, 43, both of Uniontown; and managers Cesar Castro, 28, of Akron; Aldo Castro,42, of Akron; Pedro Cervantes, 39, of Mexico; and Gustavo Torres, 45, of Kent.
11/18/2013
Yuma, AZ
Worksite Enforcement
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HSI Yuma ASAC Jay Crede presents Jonathan Lines of Lines and Lundgreen Roofing and Insulation, Inc., with an IMAGE certificate during a ceremony Nov. 15. Lines and Lundgreen is the second Yuma company to become IMAGE certified.
11/12/2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Worksite Enforcement
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The R.M. Kerner Company, Erie, Pa., has partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement's employment compliance program, IMAGE, or ""ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers.
09/26/2013
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Alex Sanchez Jr., manager of El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in eastern Kansas, was indicted in federal court Friday on nine counts related to hiring and harboring illegal aliens for his business.
09/18/2013
Ellsworth, ME
Worksite Enforcement
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Allen's Blueberry Freezer Inc. is a wild blueberry grower, freezer and processor in eastern Maine. They currently employ 45 at their Ellsworth facility. The partnership was marked Wednesday by a signing ceremony at the company's facility.
09/05/2013
San Juan, PR
Worksite Enforcement
Twenty-four Puerto Rican businesses Wednesday became the latest employers to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to strengthen their hiring practices, reduce fraud and ensure they employ a legal workforce.
08/28/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Worksite Enforcement
HSI special agents initiated an investigation into allegations the two brothers were harboring illegal aliens who worked at their two restaurants.
08/23/2013
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Thomas Gard, of Nederland, Texas, was charged along with Phillip Taylor Hallmark, of Winnie, Texas, in relation to transporting at least 42 illegal aliens to cleanup an oil spill in Kalamazoo, Mich., in August 2010.
08/06/2013
Exeter, NH
Worksite Enforcement
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The company is also a contract supplier for ICE personnel service weapons and the first New Hampshire company to become an IMAGE partner.

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