On January 28, 2013, a bipartisan Senate group consisting of four Democrats (Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado) and four Republicans (John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona) announced plans to

By the end of 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) efforts in I-9 audits broke previous records:  it inspected more than 3,000 businesses for I-9 employment eligibility verification compliance and issued nearly $13 million in fines.  To put these numbers into perspective, ICE conducted only 250 workplace compliance audits in 2007; 503 in 2008; 1,444