The ICE Workplace Audits May Increase by Four to Five Times the Current Amount

ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, recently announced that ICE will significantly increase the number of workplace audits it conducts, reflecting the policy priorities of the Trump administration. ICE is expected to focus on I-9 violations, which carry substantial financial penalties for each violation. In preparation, employers are strongly encouraged to self-audit their I-9 records in advance to ensure compliance and/or contact EIG to discuss any potential issues.