E-Verify ! How Much Will it Cost You ?

By |2011-07-09T15:20:12+00:00July 9th, 2011|Categories: Immigration Compliance, US Immigration Policy|Tags: , |

I don't know anyone that has a problem with making sure that employees who are hired are legally permitted to be employed however, is E-Verify the answer ? With all the talk of Congress making E-Verify mandatory, some consideration as to cost and the old adage of killing an ant with a bazooka comes to mind.  The Center for American Progress posted an interesting summary of the costs that we can expect.

Maunfacturing Co. Pays $2.5 Million Fine

By |2011-02-26T21:31:09+00:00February 26th, 2011|Categories: Government Agency Actions - USCIS, ICE, etc., Immigration Compliance|Tags: , , |

Last week, a Mississippi based manufacturing company, Howard Industries agreed to pay a fine of $2.5 million for a variety of I-9 and other immigration violations as part of a plea in Federal Court. This case arises from a 2008 raid. What is most interesting is that Howard was a participant in the government's highly touted E-Verify program. Seems like the program worked really well to protect this company from liability. A panacea, it is not.

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