Our colleague Alka Bahal has written an article for the Immigration View blog about a dramatic increase in the number of I-9 audits being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More than 5,200 businesses around the country have been served with I-9 inspection notices since January in a two-phase nationwide operation that appears to be the largest I-9 inspection action ICE has undertaken to date. This latest round of workplace audits on employers clearly indicates that the I-9 inspection is now a top priority in U.S. immigration enforcement policy that targets employers rather than employees via the workplace raids of the past. You can read the article here.

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