Get Ready For More Worksite Investigations — And Fines

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT) -- According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as of January 2011, an estimated 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants live in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 8 million of them are illegally employed — that constitutes 5.2 percent of all available workers in the U.S., or one of every 20 workers.

In order to obtain employment, unauthorized immigrants may present fraudulent identity-related documents or use another person’s identity during the verification process. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — an agency within the DHS —...
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