DHS Extends Exception to Form I-9 Compliance and Trump Loses in Court

Recently the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arm, announced that it was extending to January 31, 2021, an exception to its requirements for form I-9 completion. Normally, employees are required to present documentation showing their right to work in the United States in person, with inspection of the … Read more

How did ICE Target Mississippi Food Processing Plants for Raids?

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As most people know by now, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), acting through Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), raided seven food processing plants in six small towns near Jackson, MS – Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol and detained 680 mostly Latino workers. The companies raided were Koch Foods, Peco Foods, PH Food, Inc., … Read more

Dunkin’ Donuts Sues Franchisees Over Failure to Use E-Verify

Dunkin’ (which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts) has sued several franchisees with nine locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania in federal court, seeking to stop them from running their Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants after their franchise agreements were terminated over failure to properly determine their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States. These lawsuits … Read more

ICE Silent Raids of Employers are Continuing

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While so much of the immigration news is focusing on whether President Trump will order Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to roundup individuals and families to enforce outstanding deportation orders, ICE, through its Homeland Security Investigations, has continued to serve Notices of Inspection (NOI)/subpoenas (also referred to as “silent raids”) on employers throughout the United … Read more

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