The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) effectively doubled fines for I-9 and other immigration violations by employers. On August 1, 2016, the new fines became effective. The new fines apply to violations which occurred after November 2, 2015.
The increased fine levels resulted from the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which mandated that federal agencies adjust civil penalties to reflect inflation.
|Knowingly Hiring or Employing Unauthorized Aliens – 1st Offense (per individual)||$539 – 4,313|
|Knowingly Hiring or Employing Unauthorized Aliens – 2nd Offense (per individual)||$4,313 – 10,781|
|Knowingly Hiring or Employing Unauthorized Aliens – 3rd or Subsequent Offense (per individual)||$6,469 – 21,563|
|Employer’s Failure to Notify Government of Continuing Employment of Individual Subject to Final Nonconfirmation of Employment Eligibility (per individual)||$751 – 1,502|
|Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices – 1st Order (per individual)||$445 – 3,563||Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices – 2nd Order (per individual)||$3,563 – 8,908||Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices – Subsequent Order (per individual)||$5,345 – 17,816||Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices – Document Abuse (per individual)||$178 – 1,782|
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.