Federal Immigration Law: Administration Cracking Down on Employers Who Hire Undocumented Workers

Employers in Virginia, the District of Columbia and throughout the nation should take note of the Obama Administration’s increasing focus on companies who employ undocumented workers. As summarized in this Business Week article, the Government has launched a new round of worksite investigations and notified 1,000 companies that their I-9s are being audited.

Employers should take the enforcement initiatives seriously particularly in light of the increasing number of employers who are being arrested for violations of immigration laws and the substantial increases in fines in recent years.