ICE suspect being restrained.
February 14, 2017

Prepping for a Visit From ICE

Top Story  |   |  By: Jim Dickrell

With stepped up enforcement raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, dairy farmers are increasingly nervous their facilities could be targeted.

The Trump Administration has redefined who is considered a “criminal alien,” which as greatly expanded the number of undocumented individuals targeted for deportation. Criminality now includes:

  • Illicitly crossing the border
  • Those who committed acts that constitute a chargeable criminal offense
  • Fraud or willful misrepresentation in connection with any matter of application before a governmental agency, including use of a fake social security number. 

To know your rights and to understand best practices for worksite raids, the American Dairy Coalition is hosting a national webinar this Friday, February 17, at 10 a.m. Central Time.

Kelly Fortier, with the Michael Best Law Firm, will discuss how President Trump’s New Executive Actions may increase deportations on dairy operations as well as employer rights, best practices during a raid, and how to correctly prepare and make correction on employee I-9 forms.

Fortier is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations practice group and Co-chair of the Immigration and International Migration team. She handles compliance issues for corporations that transfer dozens of employees into and out of the United States each year as well as small companies seeking to bring in a few key hires from abroad.

Register for the webinar here.