On May 04 2009 by William A. Stock

Department of Homeland Security Issues New Worksite Enforcement Directive Focusing on Employers Rather Than Employees

We’ve added a Client Alert to our main website about the new approach to enforcement the Department of Homeland Security announced recently. The DHS says enforcement efforts will now focus more on criminal prosecutions of the employers of unauthorized workers, rather than the workers themselves. This change in strategy is in keeping with the call to end or restrict the large-scale worksite raids of the Bush administration, which resulted in prosecution of many more employees than employers.