Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Employers

OSC, ICE Issue Joint Guidance for Employers Conducting I-9 Audits

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) jointly issued new “Guidance for Employers Conducting Internal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Audits” on December 17, 2015. The guidance notes that although not required by law, an employer may conduct an internal audit of I-9 forms… Read More

2014 Immigration Executive Action, What We Know Now.

What we know now about the Immigration Executive Action announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014:  Q:  What are the basic requirements? A: An individual would need to have been in the US for 5 years; They would need to have a child who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident; They can not have… Read More

How Does the Executive Immigration Action Announced by President Obama Affect Employers?

On the evening of November 20th, President Obama announced that the Deferred Action program, initially offered only to young people who were brought to the United States as children, will be expanded significantly to undocumented individuals who: Have been physically present in the US for five years; Have a US Citizen or Permanent Resident child;… Read More

Do’s and Don’ts, Tips on SSN “No-Matches” Released

The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices recently issued the following do’s and don’ts for employers on Social Security Number “no-match” letters. These are letters issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to employers stating that information supplied to the SSA does not match SSA records. DO: Recognize that… Read More

ICE Breaks Immigration Enforcement, Employer Sanctions Records

On October 6, 2010, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced record-breaking immigration enforcement statistics achieved under the Obama administration, including the highest-ever numbers of convicted criminal removals and overall removals in fiscal year 2010. Secretary Napolitano said, “Our approach has yielded historic results,… Read More