Federal Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Requirement

The owners of this web site support current United States legal immigration.  They oppose all illegal immigration in the United States.

The owners of this web site believe the present existence of multiple millions of undocumented or improperly documented illegal immigrants working within the United States can be quickly corrected without any additional Federal legislation other than that which is already existing law.

Here’s how –

·         In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 was enacted.  It REQUIRES that ALL employers complete Federal Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Requirement within 72 hours for EACH new employee PRIOR to allowing the employee to work.  Evidence that it is still in effect and being meekly enforced is in a recent new release from ICE shown elsewhere on this site.

 

·         NO ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION IS REQUIRED.  The penalties and enforcement procedures in the Employers’ Handbook, available by download on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site (www.uscis.gov), are stated in plain English, very simple and very easy to understand.

·         The present Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appears to have the primary responsibility for enforcement.  However, for whatever reasons they need to explain, they have not chosen to effectively enforce the Form I-9 requirements of the Act.

 

·         If the Federal government were to make PUBLIC its intention to enforce the EXISTING law, businesses that now employ illegal immigrants will assess the financial risks (easily determinable by reading portions of the Employers’ Handbook) and decide whether the potential fines are worth taking the risk.  The fines established for initial infractions are minimal; however, repeat and multiple offences result in graduated fines that quickly become very expensive (you can read excerpted information from the Employers’ Handbook by clicking here).
For evidence of its effectiveness, take a look at the accompanying News Releases.