Park Avenue Presentations

ICE is Knocking at Your Door; Do an Internal I-9 Audit

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bruce E. Buchanan


Webinar Description

In this 90-minute webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, the co-author of I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, will discuss the 5-fold increase in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement efforts through I-9 inspections and the doubling of ICE penalties for I-9 violations. Mr. Buchanan will teach employers what to do now before an ICE inspection - how to conduct an internal I-9 audit, including how to correct errors on I-9 forms, and how to implement an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization. Finally, Mr. Buchanan will discuss what happens in an ICE audit and how an employer should respond.



I. Impact of Increased ICE I-9 Inspections and Higher Penalties on Employers

  1. 5-fold Increase in ICE I-9 Inspections
  2. Penalties for Many Companies Who Committed I-9 Violations
  3. $95 Million - Highest Penalty Ever
  4. Doubling of I-9 Penalties
  5. Example of Impact of New Penalties

II.  Internal I-9 Audit

  1. Importance of internal self-audits;
  2. How to conduct a self-audit
  3. How to correct the errors on the I-9 form;
  4. Importance of an Immigration Compliance Policy.
  5. Key terms that should be in your Immigration Compliance Policy

III. Anatomy of ICE I-9 Inspection

  1. Delivery of Notice of Inspection/Subpoena
  2. HR and Your Immigration Attorney Review I-9 Forms
  3. Provide I-9 forms and Other Documents to ICE
  4. After ICE Analysis, ICE will Issue Various Notices
  5. If Employer Receives Notice of Intent to Fine, How to Contest


Continuing HRCI Credit

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hour through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

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Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:


California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing to  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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