Worksite Investigations: Preparing for Heightened Immigration Enforcement in the Trump Era

(321 Ratings)

Produced on: May 02, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

President Trump has made immigration a very hot topic. During his campaign and since his inauguration, he has focused on 1) investigating abuses of visa programs that he believes disadvantage American workers and 2) deporting undocumented aliens who enter and work in this country illegally. From his Executive Orders on border security and enforcement, including the highly publicized “travel ban,” it is clear that employers need to know how to prepare their companies to meet the new challenges of increased enforcement. Many employers, lacking expertise in forensic document review, may not even realize that they have hired individuals who lack proper work authorization and might be subject to deportation.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to prioritize prosecuting employers and company officials who knowingly hire illegal workers and reviewing I-9 and E-Verify records for substantive and technical deficiencies that can generate newly increased fines and penalties. The Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) has announced it will be conducting more targeted unannounced worksite investigations of companies that have filed H-1B and L-1 petitions. ICE will also be conducting more surprise worksite investigations searching for undocumented workers or aliens who are subject to deportation.

Amy L. Peck, a Partner in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis, LLP, will discuss how the enforcement climate has changed and what you need to do to prepare for that unexpected knock on the door by ICE or the FDNS. Amy dedicates her practice exclusively to immigration and is the Co-Leader of the Firm’s Immigration Practice Group. She is a frequent speaker on worksite enforcement issues, and has been quoted in the The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on employment and enforcement immigration issues.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Become familiar with the Executive Orders that are a blueprint for the Trump Administration’s enforcement efforts
  2. Understand the importance of I-9 and E-Verify Compliance and how to conduct a comprehensive audit to demonstrate your company’s “good faith” in order to reduce the chances of financial risk and public relations exposure
  3. Identify ways to prepare your company and its employees for an unannounced FDNS worksite investigation
  4. Assess whether your company might be subject to an ICE investigation and what to do if that occurs


Faculty

Amy L. Peck

Jackson Lewis P.C.

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.



Reviews

MC
MaryAnne C.

Very very interesting

ES
Elisabeth S.

this was the best speaker I've heard on this site.

LK
Lawrence K.

Excellent!

EJ
Edward J.

This was a clean, well developed, step by step program. A very effective speaker.

LC
Linda C.

Very well done - probably the best course so far. Great speaker, very knowledgeable.

KK
Karen K.

Particularly well done. Legal education with very practical suggestions.

IF
Ira L F.

Nicely presented.

RH
richard h.

Good, informative seminar

PM
Patricia M.

Very informative and helpful.

WM
William M.

Great presentation

VM
Virginia M.

The presentation was objective and balanced. I liked that.

BG
Brad G.

Best CLE that I have Ever listened too. Ms. Peck was concise and provided tons of information.

JS
james s.

good

JW
Jayne W.

she was very good in bringing up what is new and the pitfalls for the next couple of years.

MZ
Marc Z.

I liked Attorney Peck's practical examples and discussing her practice in relation to the area of law.

WE
William E.

nice

LB
Lou Ann B.

Very interesting topic, excellent speaker and excellent written materials.

EL
Eric L.

Very good presenter and program.

LL
Laurie L.

Excellent program.

CD
Catherine D.

Timely and important presentation. Ms. Lewis instills confidence in an area ;of uncertainty today.

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