Restaurants should prepare for an increase in immigration enforcement

February 28, 2017

With sweeping new rules on immigration enforcement by the Trump administration in play, now is the time for restaurant operators to make sure worker I-9 documentation is order. 

The Department of Homeland Security on Feb 21 issued orders outlining President Trump’s plan for immigration enforcement, instructing agents to identify, detain and quickly deport all undocumented immigrants they encounter, including those that have not been convicted of a crime.

The policy is making many in the restaurant industry nervous. And attorneys say they have good reason to be worried.

There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. A