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ICE reports increase in workplace investigations and arrests in 2018

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 11, 2018

    In FY18, Homeland Security Investigations opened 6,848 worksite investigations compared to 1,691 in FY17; initiated 5,981 I-9 audits compared to 1,360; and made 779 criminal and 1,525 administrative worksite-related arrests compared to 139 and 172, respectively. All of these categories surged by 300 to 750 percent over the previous fiscal year. [ID #365]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 11, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE

Prior Policies

  • The Obama administration in an April 2009 ICE memorandum issued a worksite enforcement strategy which prioritized the criminal prosecution of employers, but continued a policy to arrest and process for removal encountered undocumented workers.

    ICE Worksite Enforcement Strategy

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

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