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ICE Raids and ICE Audits Are Back: Employers Beware!

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bruce E. Buchanan


Webinar Description

In this 90-minute webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, co-author of the newly released I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, and immigration compliance blogger on Twitter at @buchananvisalaw, will look back at 2018, an incredible year for attacks on employers related to immigration compliance matters. Did you knowImmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can raid your business? If they do, management may be headed to prison. If not a raid, then your chances of being a target of an ICE audit of your I-9 forms went up over 400%. In just one week in 2018, ICE delivered over 2,700 notices of I-9 audits. And these audits are of businesses, small, medium, and large. When ICE fines you, the fines will be over double the size from a few years ago.

Is your company next? Don’t take a chance. Find out at the webinar what you need to do to protect yourself.

Mr. Buchanan will teach employers what to do now before an ICE raid or ICE inspection – require all employees to complete an I-9 form with proof of work-authorized status, conduct an internal I-9 audit, how to correct errors on I-9 forms, and draft and follow an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization. Finally, Mr. Buchanan will discuss what happens in an ICE raid and/or ICE audit and how an employer should respond.


  1. ICE Raids are Back
    1. Raids in Tennessee and Ohio
    2. Why are ICE Raids back after a 10-year Absence?
  2. Impact of Increased ICE I-9 Inspections and Higher Penalties on Employers
    1. 5-fold Increase in ICE I-9 Inspections in FY 2018
    2. ICE’s goal of Tripling of ICE Audits/Inspections from 2018 levels
    3. Doubling of Minimum/Maximum of I-9 Penalties
  3. 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
  4. Internal I-9 Audit
    1. Importance of internal self-audits
    2. How to conduct a self-audit
  5. How to Correct I-9 Errors
    1. How to correct the errors on the I-9 form;
    2. Who Corrects Section 1 Errors
    3. Who Corrects Section 2 Errors
  6. Immigration Compliance Policy
    1. Importance of an Immigration Compliance Policy.
    2. Key terms that should be in your Immigration Compliance Policy



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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Continuing Legal Education Credit

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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