Original Date AnnouncedDecember 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]ICE News Release: ICE worksite enforcement investigations in FY18 surge
Effective DateDecember 11, 2018
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedOctober 12, 2021
2021.10.12 Memo from Secretary Mayorkas on worksite enforcement
The Biden administration action revokes in part the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On October 12, 2021, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum instructing ICE to cease mass worksite enforcement actions and "refocus. . . workplace enforcement efforts" on "unscrupulous employers."View Document
Trump-Era Policy Documents