77 California businesses asked for workers’ documents

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served the notices Monday through Wednesday to businesses in Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco.

Published on February 2, 2018 9:47AM


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigration agents this week delivered inspection notices to 77 restaurants and other businesses in Northern California and gave them three workdays to prove their employees are authorized to work in the country.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served the notices Monday through Wednesday to businesses in Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco.

A notice of inspection asks business owners to produce so-called I-9 forms, which employees are required to fill when first hired to confirm they are legally authorized to work.

The audits come two weeks after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned business owners they could face fines of up to $10,000 if they violate a new state law that bars them from turning over workers’ records to federal authorities.



Marketplace

Share and Discuss

Guidelines

User Comments