Co-author: Michael Kelsheimer
Published on ForConstructionPros.com
Understand and navigate the government’s amplified focus on undocumented workers to protect your business from escalating fines, jail time, delay damages and back-charges
Whatever your political views, undocumented workers and the businesses that knowingly or unknowingly employ them have been under the microscope since President Trump took office in January 2017.
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), between Oct. 1, 2017, and May 4, 2018, there were:
- 2,282 employer audits opened, nearly a 60% jump from the 1,360 audits opened between October 2016 and September 2017,
- 594 employers arrested on criminal immigration charges, up from 139 during the previous fiscal year, and
- 610 civil immigration charges, compared to 172 in the preceding 12 months
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