OIG Issues Findings of ICE Inspection Process Investigation
OIG issues findings of ICE inspection
On February 14, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the findings of their recently concluded audit of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administrative inspection process. The administration inspection process refers to what employers would consider the typical ICE employer workplace audit. The investigation came to some conclusions that most employers with a nation-wide footprint will find as no surprise.
The OIG proposed that ICE should follow three recommendations to help it become more aligned with its stated goals:
1) Enforce its oversight procedures to ensure consistent application of the worksite enforcement strategy administrative inspection process nationwide.
2) Develop a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the administrative inspection process and modify the process based on the evaluation.
3) Direct Homeland Security Investigations field offices to provide consistent, accurate, and timely reporting and reconciliation of information on worksite enforcement strategy administrative inspections.
ICE agreed with two of the three recommendations but took issue with item 1, stating that variances in procedures “are the result of local mission priorities, resources, and local socio-economic characteristics rather than a lack of consistent processes or oversight.” Thus, employers hoping for a more even-handed approach across the country may still be left with frustrating variations in enforcement.
A complete copy of the report can be found at:
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