Enforcement

Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency audits employer I-9 records regardless of whether foreign workers are employed.  The purpose of an audit is to ensure that the hiring records of U.S. businesses are in compliance with the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).  Employers  receive a Notice of Inspection to inform them of the intent to conduct an audit.  Typically, the employer is given three (3) days notice.

Click here to view ICE’s Worksite Enforcement Strategy.

Fraud Detection & National Security (FDNS)

The Fraud Detection & National Security agency  (FDNS) is a division of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).  It  employs +/-600 individuals around the U.S.  The agency was formed in 2002 as a tool to the administration in detecting fraud.  The agency says it is not an enforcement agency and refers all suspected fraud to ICE.