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Nov 5, 2019

Jacquelyn Ruiz and Zachary Lyons Partnered with Human Rights Asylum Clinic For "Know Your Rights Presentation"

Jacquelyn A. Ruiz

On November 4, 2019, Green and Spiegel Associate Attorney Jacquelyn Ruiz and her colleague Zachary Lyons of Roberto Gonzalez Law Office partnered up with the Human Rights Asylum Clinic at Brown University to give a Know Your Rights Presentation. Read the full event recap here.

Jul 12, 2019

Trump Administration to Begin Immigration Raids Sunday

Stephen Antwine

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to begin raids on Sunday to target recently arrived migrant families who have already been issued final orders of removal. The Trump Administration has stated that the operation will focus on those with orders of deportation, but the operations may detain others on the scene who were not the initial targets of the raids. Learn more in this blog.

Jul 9, 2019

Form I-9 Audits Shift Into High Gear

David Spaulding

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), within the Department of Homeland Security, audits and investigates immigration violations of work rules. The document at the center of those inquiries is the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Form I-9 may not be the easiest form to complete though. Learn more in this blog.

Jun 28, 2019

Trump Administration Issues Immigration Enforcement Threats

Stephen Antwine

President Donald Trump announced last week that his Administration would begin targeting immigrants for large-scale arrests and deportation. Just five days later, he halted the operation. Learn more in this blog.

May 3, 2019

U.S. Practice Director Interviews Frank Real, Forensic Auditor with Homeland Security Investigations at AILA Philadelphia April Dinner

Jonathan A. Grode

On Thursday April 25th, U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode curated a conversation for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association as part of their April Chapter Dinner. The insightful, hour-long discussion conversation was between Jonathan and Mr. Frank Real, a Forensic Auditor at Homeland Security Investigations with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). Learn more in this blog.

Feb 15, 2019

ICE Raids Fake University in Michigan

Joshua H. Rolf and Jonathan A. Grode

Over the past two weeks,Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has arrested more than 100 students and 8 recruiters connected with the University ofFarmington, located in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. The University of Farmington is a fake university the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) established to ensnare not only foreign nationals seeking employment authorization while studying in the United States, but also the recruiters who sold them this program. Learn more.

Jan 3, 2019

ICE Stats Show Massive Increase of Worksite Compliance Investigations for FY2018, Agency Expected to be More Aggressive in 2019

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

ICE’s published statistics mirror our own experience in 2018, as our firm has received an unprecedented number of inquiries from employers receiving visits from HSI. We strongly advise that employers should take proactive and/or remedial measures – such as internal Form I-9 audits -- in order to avoid the costly and unfavorable consequences of ICE audits that can damage businesses and their employees’ welfare.

Dec 27, 2018

Immigration Consequences of Government Shutdown

Joshua H. Rolf

Following a flurry of failed deals to keep the government open during the holiday season, the Federal Government shut down as of 12:00AM on December 22, 2018. This post covers how the shutdown affects immigration processes.

Nov 23, 2018

Consumers Beware: Counterfeit Goods Are An Indicator Of Forced Labor

The bustling holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Many stores have launched their advertisements for all of their best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. More and more consumers are turning to online shopping through websites like Amazon or the Walmart Marketplace. Here, some unscrupulous individual sellers are able to slip counterfeit goods into the market.

May 18, 2018

Associated Press: Form I-9 Audits Surge, ICE Mulls Creation of Employer Compliance Inspection Center

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

This week, the Associated Press (AP) reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has opened 2,282 audits between October 1 and May 4, 2...

Apr 11, 2018

ICE Continues Pressure on American Businesses with Its Largest Worksite Raid Since Bush Administration

Jonathan A. Grode and Matthew Galati

On April 5, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a worksite raid on Southeastern Provision, a meatpacking plant located in rural Bean Stat...