ICE Increased Number Of Audits And Fines In San Diego In Fiscal Year 2012

Author:Ms Emily Liss
Profession:Littler Mendelson

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an increase in the number of audits and fines imposed on employers in the San Diego area in fiscal year (FY) 2012 (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012). Specifically, 10 San Diego-based companies were fined a collective total of $173,800 during FY 2012 for various employment-related violations, including employing unauthorized workers. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted 63 audits in FY 2011 and 86 audits in FY 2012, representing approximately a 37 percent increase.

In 2012, HSI focused on employer compliance by increasing the number of I-9 inspections and imposing civil fines and debarment. Derek...

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