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What to do when ICE comes knocking

T

hese days, the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
agency's presence in restaurants is
about more than breakfast, lunch or dinner
-- and that's not by accident.
Since taking office in January
2017, President Donald Trump and his
administration have made immigration
enforcement a priority with executive
orders that have emboldened and
empowered ICE to step up its efforts
and address the estimated 11 million
undocumented immigrants living in the
United States.
And those directives have brought
ICE into much-publicized contact with
restaurants across the country. Last
February, ICE officials entered eight
different eateries in southern Mississippi
and detained 55 undocumented workers.
On February 13, a Pennsylvania
restaurant closed after ICE officials
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arrested four of its workers. An attorney
representing the workers later told local
media that ICE raids were occurring
"constantly" around the state.
Similarly, a West Virginia restaurant was
forced to shutter in May after ICE officials
took the restaurant's manager and cook --
two of the establishment's three employees
-- into custody. The manager told a local
television station that he thought both men
were in the U.S. on visas that might have
expired.
AFTER HITTING A PEAK IN 2013,

immigration raids steadily decreased
thereafter, says Scott Fanning, a Chicagobased labor and employment attorney
at Fisher Phillips. Today, however, ICE
investigations and affiliated activities are on
the rise while Fanning predicts a continued
increase given ICE's swelling workforce --
the Trump administration has called for the

hiring of 10,000 additional ICE personnel
-- and heightened enforcement initiatives.
The uptick holds particular relevance
in the restaurant industry, a highturnover field that has historically
been a large employer of the nation's
immigrant population, which can include
undocumented workers.
In addition to losing employees or being
forced to close the restaurant, ICE can
levy fines for Form I-9 noncompliance
starting at $216 and rising above $2,000
per form, while fines for knowingly hiring
undocumented workers start at $539.
These collective realities make it all the
more important that restaurant owners
understand their responsibilities and rights
if ICE comes calling.
"At any point in time, ICE agents
can present themselves with a notice
of inspection if they believe there is
noncompliance," confirms Montserrat


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Pizza Today - November 2017
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
At Your Service
Destinations
Knead to Know
Menu Boards
Sauce & Cheese Pairings
Open-Faced Sandwiches
Mac & Cheese Main Dishes
Customer Demographics
Immigration Enforcement
Forced Closure
Road to Pizza Expo
Top 100 Pizza Chains
On the Road: Fire!, Spokane, Wa
On the Road: The Boiler Room, Spokane, Wa
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Cover2
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Contents
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Interact
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 19
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Respecting the Craft
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 21
Pizza Today - November 2017 - At Your Service
Pizza Today - November 2017 - 23
Pizza Today - November 2017 - Destinations
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Menu Boards
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Sauce & Cheese Pairings
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Open-Faced Sandwiches
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Mac & Cheese Main Dishes
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Customer Demographics
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Immigration Enforcement
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Forced Closure
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Road to Pizza Expo
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - Top 100 Pizza Chains
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - On the Road: Fire!, Spokane, Wa
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Pizza Today - November 2017 - On the Road: The Boiler Room, Spokane, Wa
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