The American Immigration Lawyers Association held their 2017 Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference February 10-11 in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Davis Brown Immigration Department Chair, Lori Chesser, was a featured speaker in two presentations.
Lori led a panel presentation, “Introduction to ICE HSI I-9 Audits,” which included two other attorneys from New York and Los Angeles, as well as a representative from the Tucson ICE Homeland Security Investigations office. The panel provided the attorney audience with an overview of the steps in an I-9 audit followed by a discussion of how to respond to the different types of notices a client may receive.
Lori served on another panel during the conference, “The Ethics and Obligations of Having ‘Knowledge’” with other speakers from Los Angeles and Chicago. The concept of employer “knowledge” about employee immigration status is becoming critical as worksite enforcement ramps up. The panel discussed how employers should respond to different types of information about employees to balance I-9 compliance and anti-discrimination concerns.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 14,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.
About the Conference
The 2017 AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement conference, a comprehensive two-day event led by nationally-recognized experts, is designed to educate attendees on the most pressing compliance and enforcement issues facing employers and attorneys, and provide essential tips and best practices for how to deal with them.