In order to make sure their employees are eligible to work in the United States, immigration officials are getting ready to audit some 1,000 businesses, according to Fox News Latino.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) notified companies of new upcoming audits of their I-9s, forms new employees complete. These identification documents are proof to employees that they are eligible to work in the US.
ICE claimed in a statement, “No one industry is being targeted nor is any one industry immune from scrutiny.”
In the fiscal year that ended September 30, ICE performed 2,746 investigations and arrested 196 employers, which contributed to the record 393,000 deportations last year.