2017 Outlook: Immigration Compliance Under the New Administration

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January 24, 2017

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The new year could be especially impactful for employers who may see increased worksite enforcement related to their compliance with the Form I-9 requirements and E-Verify, as well as on-site audits when petitioning for H and L status.

Last year higher civil penalties went into effect related to employers’ non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements. This month, employers must begin to use the new and enhanced version of the Form I-9 issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). We expect worksite enforcement actions, which have been steadily increasing over the years, to continue during the Trump Administration and likely be more robust. Fees are expected to increase to fund expansion of employer audits.

Register now for this one-hour complimentary webinar as AGG Partners, Teri Simmons and Montserrat Miller discuss the following hot topics, which are relevant to those responsible for HR or legal compliance functions within their organizations.

  • The Employment Eligibility Verification form (“Form I-9”) and E-Verify program – how to hire and maintain a legal workforce.
  • The requirements of the new Form I-9 and differences from the prior version. 
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), worksite enforcement, and employer sanctions – what to expect if you are the subject of a government investigation. 
  • Worksite enforcement under the incoming Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress, and the implications for employers. 
  • Risk mitigation and steps employers should take to comply with Form I-9 requirements. 
  • Onsite audits of employers petitioning for H and L status. 
  • Forecast for business immigration.

Credits: This webinar is pending CLE credit approval by the State Bar of Georgia