FARM BUSINESS NEWS
I-9 Audits Under Fire
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Apr 8, 2014 07:31 AM CDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- Agricultural stakeholders are worried that a bad report card recently issued to the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could hurt farm labor employers.

In February, Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General released an audit of ICE's worksite inspection program, which reviews employers' I-9 forms -- the forms that verify the identity and employment status of their workers. These inspections can generate warnings, fines and even prison time for employers who are found to be willfully and knowingly employing illegal workers.

The Inspector General's report criticized the large differences in the proportion ...

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