DOJ Unveils New Fines For Immigration-Related Violations

Law360, New York (June 29, 2016, 8:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice is set to publish a rule Thursday that will increase possible penalties for unlawfully employing immigrants and unfair employment practices tied to immigration, in the wake of budget legislation that was signed into law last fall.

Under the interim final rule, which was released in preview format Wednesday, the minimum DOJ penalty for the unlawful employment of immigrants will jump from $375 to $539, while the maximum will go from $3,200 to $4,313. And that’s just for a first order — those with multiple orders will be facing a new maximum penalty of $21,563 for unlawfully...

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