In this presentation, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, will look at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and audits. Did you know ICE can raid your business? If they do, management may be headed to prison. If not a raid, then your chances of being a target of an ICE audit of your I-9 forms went up over 400%. In just one week in 2018, ICE delivered over 2,700 notices of I-9 audits. And these audits are of businesses, small, medium, and large. When ICE fines you, the fines will be over double the size from a few years ago.

We will also discuss how to protect your company through an Internal I-9 audit and establishing an Immigration Compliance policy.

Learning Objectives

  • 5-fold increase in ICE enforcement, through I-9 Inspections
  • Doubling of ICE penalties to a maximum of $2191 per I-9 form violation
  • More investigations of document abuse and citizenship status discrimination by IER
  • Higher penalties assessed by IER
  • Internal I-9 Audit
  • Correcting I-9 form errors
  • Immigration Compliance Policy
  • What is Form I-9?
  • Who must comply with Form I-9 requirements?
  • Form I-9 versus the e-Verify program
  • Proper Form I-9 completion
  • Documentation used to verify identity and employment eligibility
  • Performing Form I-9 self-audits
  • Who should conduct your company’s self-audit?
  • How often should you audit your Form I-9s?
  • Common and costly errors and omissions
  • Correcting Form I-9 errors
  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits
  • I-9 Recordkeeping
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Why should you attend?

Employers must be aware of the heightened scrutiny they face in immigration compliance. If employers are complacent, they become more vulnerable to penalties assessed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Department of Justice. Thus, employers need to be proactive and conduct internal I-9 audits and draft an immigration compliance policy. 

Who Will Benefit

  • HR managers
  • COOs
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Presidents
  • In-House Counsel
  • Senior Leadership
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Line Managers & Supervisors
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Business Owners, Company Leadership and Board of Directors (CFO, CEO)
  • Federal Contractors
  • Department Heads
  • Human resources professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Payroll professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors & new and potential Managers
  • Office Managers responsible for HR responsibilities
  • Person responsible for Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


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Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he represents employers and individuals in all aspects of immigration law, with a sp Know More

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