ICE To Investigate 652 Businesses For I-9 Compliance

Law360, New York (July 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In what many are calling the first wave of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new initiative to hold employers accountable for their hiring practices, the agency has informed 652 businesses that they have been targeted for in-person inspections of their I-9 employment verification forms.

On Wednesday, ICE announced it had issued notices of inspection to peruse the hiring records of 652 businesses throughout the U.S., nearly 150 more notices than the agency issued in fiscal 2008 alone.

A notice of inspection typically gives the employer...
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