The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that ICE enforcement activities have expanded to the southeastern U.S., including in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. ICE will be issuing 180 Notices of Inspection to businesses in this region to examine Form I-9 records, employee records, financial records and other business records. These inspections are to determine whether these businesses are complying with Federal employment eligibility verification laws and regulations. ICE’s movement into the southeast is a reminder to all businesses to make sure their Form I-9 policies produce accurate results and to develop plans and procedures that ensure compliance with applicable Federal statutes and regulations. Please contact our office if you’d like to discuss these issues with respect to your company or employer.