In 1986, Congress reformed U.S. immigration laws and enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). This Act provided that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of each person hired, complete and retain a Form I-9 for each employee, and refrain from discriminating against individuals on the basis of national origin or citizenship.
It is unlawful:
1.) To hire any individual without complying with the requirements described below regarding verification of status and production and examination of documents, or to hire an alien when the employer knows, or should know, that he is an unauthorized alien. An “unauthorized alien” is an alien who is neither lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence nor authorized by this Act or the Attorney General to be employed.
2.) To continue to employ an individual, even though he had been lawfully hired, when the employer knows, or should know, that he is or has become an unauthorized alien.
It is against the law for any employer to knowingly hire employees who are not authorized to work in the United States. As part of the employment eligibility verification process, on the first day of employment, employees must provide proof that they are U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents, or people otherwise authorized to be employed in the United States. In keeping your business move ahead, we offer Immigration Reform Training for Employers. This specific training helps employers on the legalities of their international workers. This would also save time, money, and effort on all employers who are facing legal concerns on their employees.