In the last post, this blog began a discussion about the aftermath of the Chipotle restaurant chain's I-9 audit, where immigration officials reportedly found hundreds of workers who may not have had proper employment eligibility verification documentation.
This blog has previously reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted several waves of audits of businesses in Florida, and nationwide, concerning I-9 compliance records. Employment eligibility verification is required of Florida businesses, even amidst the national public debate about the use of the federal E-Verify system.
Immigration agents are embarking on a new round audits business records related to employment verification. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made the announcement Wednesday that it is sending out notices to 1000 companies across the United States that the agency will inspect the companies' I-9 forms for compliance with immigration employment law.