Many employers who employ foreign nationals want to ensure that they are in compliance with U.S. immigration law and regulations, complex rules regarding Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). There are various types of investigations of employers who employ foreign nationals are conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) office. Due to the increase in targeting and investigations, employers who are not in compliance with the rules surrounding their employment of foreign nationals, may face civil fines and sometimes criminal prosecution and fines because the employer is not prepared for a government audit or investigation.
An experienced immigration professional can assist in avoiding an investigation or be prepared if an investigation or audit should occur.