The National Association of Home Builders has teamed up with a team of immigration law experts to provide members with information on what to expect – and what to do – when a jobsite gets a visit from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
ICE has ramped up oversight of employers’ obligations to verify the validity of each employee’s identity and employment, and is serving up inspection notices all over the country.
When ICE Comes Calling: U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement on the Jobsite offers a look at how these inspections work.
While the report offers great tips for members, it’s important to understand that it is not legal advice: Employers should consult with immigration counsel and establish a response protocol in case of a raid or audit, and ensure that all field superintendents are prepared and all employees know that the first thing to do is to contact their boss.
“Federal government inspection can be intimidating, and ICE visits are no exception. However, planning ahead will facilitate compliance and place you and your company in a far more confident position,” the report says. Read it here.