Homeland Security Investigations I-9 audits are more common than you think. New technology makes it easier for the Immigration Service to verify if a name and Social Security number match. Employers may find themselves subject to an ICE raid, sanctions, thousands of dollars in fines, or even criminal charges and a prison sentence.
While it may seem simple to complete the requisite documents to take on a new employee, even simple errors in the process can put the business in jeopardy of an audit and subsequent penalties. An investigation usually begins with a notice from Homeland Security Investigations, called a no-match letter. Employers that receive a no-match letter must proceed with caution. It is always advisable to get help from an experienced immigration attorney. Don’t let a minor detail or error put your business in legal trouble. Contact the attorneys at Robichaud & Alcantara today.