As part of the Dept. of Homeland Security, US Immigration announced that it will increase the number of employer I-9 audits. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement will typically allow three business days to present the Forms I-9.
An employer may receive a monetary fine for all substantive and uncorrected technical violations. Monetary penalties for knowingly hire and continuing to employ violations range from $375 to $16,000 per violation. For an overview of the US Immigration Form I-9 Inspection see ICE_Form_I-9_Inspection_Overview
Employers, especially large employers, should consider conducting a self-audit of their Forms I-9 to ensure that they are in compliance. Certain industries such as agriculture, construction, food processing and staffing firms can expect to be targeted for these inspections, although no company will be immune.