ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by Category en Copyright 2020 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:15:16 -0500 Chicago staffing company executive sentenced for assisting in hiring noncitizens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-staffing-company-executive-sentenced-assisting-hiring-noncitizens Sergio Badani, 51, of St. Charles, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis sentenced to two years’ probation on one count of conspiracy to commit harboring for purposes of commercial advantage. Judge Ellis also fined Badani $15,000. He had previously pleaded guilty to the charge last year. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/chicago-staffing-company-executive-sentenced-assisting-hiring-noncitizens Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:42 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces extension to I-9 compliance flexibility https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-2 ICE today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, DHS will extend this policy until March 31, 2021. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-2 Wed, 01/27/2021 - 19:09 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces extension to I-9 compliance flexibility https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-1 ICE today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, DHS will extend this policy until Jan. 31, 2021. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-1 Wed, 12/23/2020 - 11:11 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces extension to I-9 compliance flexibility https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-0 ICE today announced an extension of the flexibilities in rules related to Form I-9 compliance that was granted earlier this year. Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, DHS will extend this policy until Dec. 31, 2020. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-0 Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:32 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Savantis Solutions to pay $345,000 to resolve allegations concerning immigration and labor violations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/savantis-solutions-pay-345000-resolve-allegations-concerning-immigration-and-labor Savantis Solutions, LLC, (formerly Vedicsoft Solutions, LLC and Vedicsoft Holdings, LLC) an Edison, New Jersey based corporation involved in consulting, technology and staffing, utilizing primarily foreign nationals in the United States pursuant to H1-B visas, agreed to resolve allegations that the company violated immigration and employment regulations concerning continuous employment and wage requirements. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/savantis-solutions-pay-345000-resolve-allegations-concerning-immigration-and-labor Mon, 09/14/2020 - 18:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces extension to I-9 compliance flexibility https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend this policy for an additional 60 days. The expiration date for these accommodations is now November 19, 2020. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility Mon, 09/14/2020 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility Due to the continued precautions related to COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will further extend this policy for an additional 30 days. The expiration date for these accommodations is now Sept. 19. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility Tue, 08/18/2020 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Managers, supervisors, human resource personnel indicted for crimes stemming from the largest single-state worksite enforcement action in nation's history https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/managers-supervisors-human-resource-personnel-indicted-crimes-stemming-largest-single This was the largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in our nation’s history, resulting in the detention of 680 illegal aliens and the prosecution of 119 illegal aliens for stealing the identities of American citizens, falsifying immigration documents, fraudulently claiming to be U.S. citizens, and illegal re-entering the country after being deported, among other federal crimes. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/managers-supervisors-human-resource-personnel-indicted-crimes-stemming-largest-single Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces another extension to I-9 compliance flexibility, no more extensions for employers to respond to NOIs served in March https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-no-more-extensions Employers are required to monitor the DHS and ICE websites for additional updates regarding when the extensions will be terminated, and normal operations will resume. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-extension-i-9-compliance-flexibility-no-more-extensions Sat, 07/18/2020 - 07:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement North Texas construction company CFO sentenced for role in scheme to employ illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-construction-company-cfo-sentenced-role-scheme-employ-illegal-aliens Robert James, CFO for Speed Fab-Crete in Kennedale, Texas, was sentenced to three months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $69,000 fine for bringing in and harboring illegal aliens. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/north-texas-construction-company-cfo-sentenced-role-scheme-employ-illegal-aliens Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces another 30-day extension of flexibility in rules related to Form I-9 compliance https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-30-day-extension-flexibility-rules-related-form-i-9-compliance On March 19 due to precautions implemented by employers and employees associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would exercise prosecutorial discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This provision, as explained in the guidance below, was implemented for 60 days and was set to expire on May 19. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-another-30-day-extension-flexibility-rules-related-form-i-9-compliance Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE announces extension of flexibility in rules related to Form I-9 compliance https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-flexibility-rules-related-form-i-9-compliance Employers who were served notices of inspection (NOIs) by ICE during the month of March 2020 and had not already responded were granted an automatic extension for 60 days from the effective date. ICE will grant an additional extension of 30 days to these employers. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-announces-extension-flexibility-rules-related-form-i-9-compliance Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 7-Eleven franchisee pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-eleven-franchisee-pleads-guilty-harboring-illegal-aliens Following an investigation by ICE’s HSI and subsequent prosecution from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the EDNY, Yong Min Choe, 55, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens by employing them at his 7-Eleven franchise in Brentwood, New York. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-eleven-franchisee-pleads-guilty-harboring-illegal-aliens Wed, 04/29/2020 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Nebraska company, businessman plead guilty to harboring, aiding and abetting https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-company-businessman-plead-guilty-harboring-aiding-and-abetting O’Neill Ventures, Inc., a tomato greenhouse and packing plant in O’Neill, Nebraska, entered a felony guilty plea in federal court to conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens. The plea was entered before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-company-businessman-plead-guilty-harboring-aiding-and-abetting Wed, 02/26/2020 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 3 South Texas businesses partner with ICE HSI's IMAGE program https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-south-texas-businesses-partner-ice-hsis-image-program IMAGE is a nationwide program that assists employers, strengthens hiring practices and curtails the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach, education and partnership. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/3-south-texas-businesses-partner-ice-hsis-image-program Wed, 02/26/2020 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Texas company to pay $3 million after investigation reveals hiring illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/texas-company-pay-3-million-after-investigation-reveals-hiring-illegal-aliens In a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Speed Fab Crete, a Texas-based builder, admitted it illegally employed individuals not authorized to work in the United States, and agreed to forfeit $3 million to the U.S. Treasury for use in promoting law enforcement activities related to immigration enforcement. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/texas-company-pay-3-million-after-investigation-reveals-hiring-illegal-aliens Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 7 New York-based employers join IMAGE https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-new-york-based-employers-join-image Undocumented workers create vulnerabilities in today's marketplace by presenting false documents to gain employment, completing applications for fraudulent benefits, and stealing identities of legal United States workers. To combat this, ICE initiated the IMAGE program in 2006. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/7-new-york-based-employers-join-image Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE HSI Atlanta renews IMAGE agreement with Cobb County government https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-atlanta-renews-image-agreement-cobb-county-government-0 Cobb County, founded December 3, 1832, is a suburban county of Atlanta with a population of 760,000. It is Georgia’s third most-populous county. The county employs approximately 5,000 people. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-atlanta-renews-image-agreement-cobb-county-government-0 Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 4 Chicago-area manufacturing company operators federally charged with knowingly hiring illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-chicago-area-manufacturing-company-operators-federally-charged-knowingly-hiring The following four operators were charged with one count of knowingly harboring an illegal alien and one count of knowingly engaging in a pattern or practice of hiring illegal aliens: Dora Kuzelka, 81, of Elgin, Illinois; Kenneth Kuzelka, 62, of Chicago; Kari Kuzelka, 56, of Elgin; and Keith Kuzelka, 58, of Elgin. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-chicago-area-manufacturing-company-operators-federally-charged-knowingly-hiring Fri, 10/18/2019 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Tampa tech company joins IMAGE https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/tampa-tech-company-joins-image SRI Tech Solutions, Inc. has been recognized by Homeland Security Investigation’s (HSI) employment compliance program called IMAGE at a recent ceremony. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/tampa-tech-company-joins-image Thu, 09/26/2019 - 07:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement ICE executes federal search warrants at multiple Mississippi locations https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-executes-federal-search-warrants-multiple-mississippi-locations In addition to executing federal search warrants and seizing business records pertaining to the ongoing federal criminal investigation, deportation officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in partnership with HSI detained approximately 680 removable aliens who were unlawfully working at the plants.                                                                      https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-executes-federal-search-warrants-multiple-mississippi-locations Wed, 08/07/2019 - 16:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement Master Maintenance Inc. joins the IMAGE program https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/master-maintenance-inc-joins-image-program The DHS E-Verify employment eligibility verification program enables employers to verify that newly hired employees are eligible to work in the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/master-maintenance-inc-joins-image-program Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 2 Michigan companies partner with IMAGE program https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-michigan-companies-partner-image-program IMAGE stands for ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers. As part of this agreement, STEC USA and Tranor Industries, have pledged to maintain a secure and stable workforce and curtail the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach and education. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-michigan-companies-partner-image-program Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement 5 New York based employers join IMAGE https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-new-york-based-employers-join-image Five New York based employers have partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York on Wednesday, May 15 by joining the agency's employment compliance program IMAGE, or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers." https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/5-new-york-based-employers-join-image Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement El Paso eateries join 'IMAGE' program to strengthen their hiring practices https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/el-paso-eateries-join-image-program-strengthen-their-hiring-practices Carnitas Queretaro was certified as an IMAGE member and becomes the eighth El Paso business to join IMAGE; Garufa Argentinian Restaurant is on its way to complete the process to become a full member. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/el-paso-eateries-join-image-program-strengthen-their-hiring-practices Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Worksite Enforcement