The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, working with U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is continuing its crackdown
on U.S. companies that fail to properly verify their employees
are authorized to work in the U.S. In fiscal year 2011, ICE
conducted I-9 audits of 2,496 companies, up from 503 in fiscal
year 2008; launched 3,291 work site enforcement cases; criminally
arrested 221 employers; issued 385 Final Orders for $10,463,987
in fines; and debarred 115 individuals and 97 companies.