March 26, 2018
EL PASO, TX – We have been informed that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has an order to conduct 100 I-9 audits of LOCAL businesses per week, and is no longer extending the period to respond to subpoenas beyond the original 72-hours. See, for example:(http://www.kvia.com/news/politics/ice-pledges-immigration-crackdown-on-businesses/686000258).
Employers need to URGENTLY follow certain PROACTIVE steps to prevent mistakes that can lead to fines when ICE arrives at your business to conduct an I-9 audit. The fines can be very substantial, often reaching into 6 figures, for what an unsuspecting business owner might consider “clerical” errors.
ScottHulse has an I-9 response team that stands ready to help you and your business/organization promptly respond to ICE audits at any time.
In addition, because we have seen the recent significant increase in local and regional I-9 inspections, and have witnessed the devastating impact that ICE fines and penalties can have on our local and regional businesses, we are presenting a 1-hour, early morning seminar for employers, to counsel you on ICE’s new policies and practices, help you understand the need for prompt readiness, and give you the tools to help your business prepare itself before ICE comes knocking on your door.
|WHO:||ScottHulse Law Firm|
|WHAT:||I-9 Audit Readiness Seminar|
|WHEN:||Tuesday, April 3, 2018|
|TIME:||7:30 am, continental breakfast provided, 8:-00 am – 9:00 am, SEMINAR|
|WHERE:||The El Paso Club|
|201 E. Main Drive, 18th Floor|
|El Paso, Texas 79901|
|Registration:||Please click on the following link to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scotthulse-i-9-audit-preparation-seminar-tickets-44046807186|
|Contact:||Melissa T. Boyer (915) 546-8304
*** REGISTRATION: $50, includes continental breakfast, parking and door prizes.
ScottHulse is a full-service law firm with offices in El Paso and San Antonio, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. ScottHulse attorneys have represented individuals and major participants in the commercial and industrial sectors of the El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces Borderplex since 1889. Today, ScottHulse attorneys are involved in client and community initiatives that are transforming the Borderplex into the most dynamic commercial center in the Southwest and the epicenter of U.S./Mexico trade.