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No-Match Rule Abandoned in Favor of E-Verify

Employers are advised to verify that job applicants are eligible to work in the U.S. Although the Obama administration has made E-Verify the centerpiece of its workplace enforcement efforts, many employer groups, including the Society for Human Resource Management, criticize it as ineffective and inefficient. Despite DHS’ action and the ongoing debate over E-Verify, employers remain obligated to ensure that they do not hire or continue to employ individuals who are not authorized to work in the U.S.
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Heightened Focus on H-1B Employers

September 18, 2009
The task of the Department of Homeland Security's fraud unit is to gather the facts necessary to determine whether anyone has committed fraud while attempting to obtain immigration benefits. H-1B employers who fit a particular profile run a high risk for a visit from the unit, whose findings may lead to immigration benefits denial, I-9 audits, criminal investigation and potentially even civil and criminal penalties.
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Is Your Immigration Compliance Program Up to Date

September 18, 2009
The public got a glimpse of the beginning of employer-focused enforcement when Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued an unprecedented 652 I-9 audit notices on one day this summer. That's more than the total number of audit notices issued in the previous year. Here are steps employers should take to ensure they are in compliance—just in case ICE pays a visit.
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