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In this 60-minute webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, the co-author of I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, will discuss the 5-fold increase in ICE enforcement, through I-9 Inspections, the doubling of ICE penalties to a maximum of $2191 per I-9 form violation, more investigations of document abuse and citizenship status discrimination by IER and higher penalties assessed by IER. Employers must be prepared for ICE inspections and IER investigations by conducting regular internal I-9 audits, correcting errors on I-9 forms, and drafting an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization.
Impact of Increased ICE I-9 Inspections and Higher Penalties on Employers
Internal I-9 Audit
Anatomy of ICE I-9 Inspection
Employers must be aware of the heightened scrutiny they face in immigration compliance. If employers are complacent, they become more vulnerable to penalties assessed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Department of Justice. Thus, employers need to be proactive and conduct internal I-9 audits and draft an immigration compliance policy.
Bruce E. Buchanan is a founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance, as well as employment/labor law matters. Additionally, he is "Of Counsel" to Siskind Susser concerning employer immigration compliance matters.
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He went into private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in late 2015.
Mr. Buchanan authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance for ilw.com, located at www.employerimmigration.com and is a monthly contributor to HR Professionals Magazine. He is also the editor of the Tennessee Bar Association's Immigration Law Section Newsletter and past-Chair of the TBA's Immigration Law Section. Mr. Buchanan is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and D.C. Circuits.