Since November 1996, the USCIS (formerly the INS) has been using sanctions against employers who are caught employing undocumented workers in the United States. The effect of the regulations has been to place an increasing burden on employers to maintain appropriate paperwork such as the I-9 form on every worker, verifying that the legal residency status has been documented. In effect, USCIS has been targeting the supply side of the illegal alien problem, placing an undue burden on the backs of employers with the possibility of civil sanctions and even criminal penalties for non-compliance. Sanctions have become the new “cyber-wall” against immigration, often causing financial ruin to legitimate business owners.
Sanctions Due to the Hiring of Undocumented Worker
If your business has been notified of a pending CIS hearing regarding I-9 compliance and possible sanctions for employment immigration violations, your best legal recourse is to seek experienced advice and representation from an immigration law firm. The immigration litigation attorneys of Hanlon Law Group, P.C. can help you fight back to protect your rights and your business interests. We know the strategies that the USCIS is likely to use against you. Free confidential initial consultation about immigration and employer sanctions. We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available. We are able to provide immigration legal services in several languages.
Is your business being audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement?
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) agency has been sending out audit requests for payroll and bank records for the past two years. Having an unauthorized employee on your workforce may result in criminal charges and/or civil penalties and fines. Before you incriminate yourself, talk to us about what immigration employer sanctions or charges you might face. We can help you avoid immigration problems with USCIS and ICE before they begin.
Contact a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney Today!
If you face employer sanctions regarding the hiring of undocumented workers or need to file an appeal against sanctions that have been placed against your company, contact us right away. You will receive expert advice on your legal situation in a free confidential consultation. We are responsive to your needs and zealous in protecting your rights.