A recent story by Associated Press reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun a crackdown in all states, checking employers large and small to verify that employees are legally authorized to work. Fong & Aquino in Los Angeles represents companies as well as individuals.
Most employers and even some individuals are required to maintain Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification on all regular employees. If a company does not maintain its I-9s properly, the company can be fined. If a company is in doubt about whether its I-9s are properly completed and maintained, the company should contact reliable immigration law counsel to arrange for a review of the files. --jcf