California seeking to fine employers for complying with ICE

February 15, 2018

In the aftermath of the passage of legislation aimed at limiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in California, the state has released rules employers must follow or risk fines of up to $10,000 per offense.

The Immigrant Worker Protection Act prohibits employers from voluntarily granting ICE agents access to private areas of worksites or to employee records. If ICE agents have a judicial warrant or subpoena for the records, however, the state law allows employers to grant them access, according to guidelines released by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

Under the new state law, employers must also notify employees of record inspections that federal immigration agents are conducting within 72 hours of receiving a notice of inspection. Likewise, employers are prohibited from reverifying workers’ employment eligibility at a time or in a manner that is not required by federal immigration law.

Employers can be fined up to $10,000 for not complying with eligibility reverification provision. Violations of other provisions of the law can result in fines of $2,000 to $5,000 for the first offense and $5,000 to $10,000 for subsequent offenses.

“The advisory and guidance released today are important tools to help workers and employers feel more secure, by educating them about their rights and responsibilities under the law,” Becerra said in a statement. “Everyone has an obligation to follow the law, whether it’s the Constitution, federal or state law. AB 450 works in concert, not in conflict, with our Constitution and federal laws.”

Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), the author of the legislation, also released a statement on the new rules.

“No one should have to go to work every day scared of the threat of deportation,” Chiu said. “AB 450 was meant to not only give protections to California workers but also to ensure employers know what to do if immigration officials visit their workplaces.”


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George Bailey

Folks,


We must retain American sovereignty and support the mission of Ice: Operation Safe Communities, so let’s not let the political libetards ruin California any further.


We must support ICE and recall that an illegal alien murdered Ms. Katie Steinle, and her last words were ‘Help me, dad’. If we want our state to be prosperous, demand deportations, demand E Verify, demand and recall politicians who put the interest of illegal aliens over the taxpaying public.


George Bailey


c.d.cox

Ca Chink more money Ca.


Myself

Please take notice of the D at these people’s names.


c.d.cox

Time to get all of those satcomonius out of sanctum Sacramento


shelworth

So if you obey a Federal Law the State fines you, if you obey the State Law the Feds get you? Remind me not to open a business in California…


Truthsayer

Wow. Forced to give a three-day notice to potential criminals. It is both stupid and crazy too. They could be anywhere in that time? They raise our state taxes and waste the taxes we pay to the federals in upholding our laws. We so need to vote these idiots out of office!


MrYan

Try reading the article again. Employers have to notify employees within 3 days that they allowed a record inspection to occur at their workplace.. They aren’t giving anyone a 3 day head start. Unless you actually think ICE sends out postcards ahead of their raid…I mean inspection.


copperhead

The lengths they will go to ensure a permanent underclass dependent on government from cradle to grave.


roy in nipomo

Yep, “employers will feel more secure” caught between between charybdis and scylla (the state and federal governments).


rukidding

Would this be considered aid and abetting. If you were legal there would be no fear of going to work. Shame on California.