U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) employment compliance program meeting
By Avant Healthcare Professionals
June 20, 2018
Brian Hudson, Senior Vice President and John Townsley, Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance attended the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) meeting in Tampa, Florida today.
The IMAGE program was created in 2006 as a joint government and private sector initiative designed to build cooperative relationships that strengthen hiring practices and encourages employer compliance.
Avant Healthcare Professionals has been IMAGE certified since 2010 and is the only international staffing firm to achieve this honor.
From the ICE website:
Undocumented workers secure jobs through fraudulent means such as presenting false documents, completing fraudulent benefit applications and stealing someone’s identity. To combat unlawful employment and reduce vulnerabilities that help illegal aliens gain such employment, ICE announced the Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program in July 2006. This program assists employers to develop a more secure and stable workforce. It also enhances fraudulent document awareness through education and training.
By voluntarily participating in the IMAGE program, companies can reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. As part of IMAGE, ICE and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide education and training on proper hiring procedures, fraudulent document detection and use of the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program. Members will also learn about the importance of avoiding discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision § 274B.8 U.S.C. § 1324b.