How Immigration Issues Can Sour M&A Deals

By Christine Fuqua Gay and Ashley Hamilton (June 6, 2018, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Although immigration reform has been a hot topic amid our current administration's efforts to crack down on the hiring of unauthorized immigrants, little attention has been given to a federal program that, if used uniformly, could be effective toward halting the practice. E-Verify is a website operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Because this program is frequently overlooked and misunderstood, immigration compliance issues have become more common in mergers and acquisitions and a basis of claims under representations and warranties insurance policies....

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