U.S. To Hike Employer Fines For Illegal Hires

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As part of its ongoing border security reform efforts, the U.S. government has announced it will toughen sanctions against employers who breach federal immigration laws, increasing civil fines in a bid to curb the number of illegal hires.

Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced the measure on Friday in a joint briefing with Department of Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff, saying monetary penalties would jump next month by as much as $5,000.

Under the new rules, fines for violating the Immigration and Nationality Act will be adjusted...
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