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Compliance and the immigration debate

Tom Fox | January 16, 2018

The raids by ICE last week on 7-Eleven stores nationwide looking for undocumented workers roiled the immigration debate, as it portends a more aggressive government enforcement effort against employers. According to reports, there were several reasons ICE chose to raid 7-Eleven stores.  One was to send a message to employers that the government would now actively pursue them. A second was to send a message to undocumented workers seeking employment that you may well be detained at your workplace. Finally, it sends the message that it may be too dangerous for undocumented workers to even shop at an establishment such as 7-Eleven.

From the compliance perspective, however, there is a response to this shift in ICE enforcement and it relates to the three most important things in any compliance program: document, document, document. Most generally, U.S. immigration law “requires employers only... To get the full story, subscribe now.