Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ICE 5-year Plan Includes Hiring Additional Auditors

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE)5-year strategic plan for FY 2010-14, details the prospective strategic policy regarding its worksite enforcement program. The 5- year plan reveals that ICE is strengthening its civil audit program by hiring additional auditors and centralizing certain auditing functions.

Emphasizing the ICE IMAGE and E-Verify programs, ICE intends to hold U.S. employers accountable for their hiring practices by creating a “Culture of Employer Compliance” using:
“(1) aggressive criminal and civil enforcement against those employers who knowingly violate the law; and (2) continued implementation of programs, such as E-Verify and ICE’s IMAGE program, to help employers comply. Criminal investigations will increasingly focus on employers who abuse and exploit workers or otherwise engage in egregious conduct.”