Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits and worksite raids have reached a record high across the country as the Trump Administration continues to make this a key priority of its immigration policy. The agency has expanded its focus beyond undocumented workers, and onto those who employ them. Employers in the construction, critical infrastructure, food processing (especially meatpacking), manufacturing, hospitality, and staffing industries are especially vulnerable. Additionally, sanctuary cities and sanctuary locations, federal contractors, and those organizations using e-verify are at high risk for being audited. This program, taught by Amy Peck of Jackson Lewis P.C., will discuss best practices in preparing for and responding to interactions with ICE to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Amy L. Peck is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She dedicates her practice exclusively to immigration law and worksite compliance, and she is Co-Leader of the firm's Immigration practice group.
Ms. Peck is one of 21 Directors elected to serve on the 14,000-member American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Board of Governors. She currently is serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council.
Ms. Peck is a member of the AILA National Verification Committee, which liaises with USCIS, ICE and OCAHO on I-9, E-verify and related worksite issues. Ms. Peck recently served on the AILA National USCIS Benefits Committee, the Interagency Committee, the Annual Conference Committee, previously chaired the AILA FOIA Liaison Committee, the AILA Comprehensive Reform Committee (2010-2011) and is a founding member of the Global Migration Action Group (2009 to present). She served as Chair of the AILA National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) liaison committee (2008-2010). Ms. Peck also served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for AILA (2008-2009) and served on the Spring Conference committee (2008-2010). She was chosen as the editor of the AILA Midyear Conference materials in 2010, and past Chair of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison committee (2004-2006). She is past Chair of the AILA Iowa-Nebraska chapter (2001-2003), and previously served as its treasurer (1999-2000).
Ms. Peck is a frequent speaker on worksite enforcement issues, and has recently been quoted in the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on employment and enforcement immigration issues.
Excellent and interesting presenter who made an otherwise somewhat dry topic engaging. The title of the course grabbed me, and I am glad I took the course, even if my practice likely will never involve these sort of issues directly.
Great hands-on experience leading to practical advice.
In the top 3 courses I’ve seen in 2019
Explained raid vs. audit and criminal and civil liabilities well. And the large increase in number of investigations in 2018 and 2019.
Very practical info, worth watching.
Amy Peck was fantastic. Very informative and pertinent. Great presenter, knows her stuff.
Amy's presentation was rock solid!
She was an excellent and thorough presenter.