Immigration Cop Wants To Quadruple Workplace Enforcement

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2017, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday he has given instructions to ramp up immigration enforcement at workplaces by four to five times current levels, reversing a slowdown that took place toward the end of President Barack Obama’s tenure.

ICE’s acting chief Thomas Homan said his agency is going to “significantly increase” the number of worksite inspections, where agents comb through an employer’s Form I-9s, or worker eligibility records, and start prosecuting more businesses that knowingly hire undocumented immigrants..

The number of ICE worksite inspections dropped considerably in the last few years of the Obama administration, from a...

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