January 05, 2012

Knoxville contractor joins ICE enforcement program

Knoxville contractor joins ICE enforcement program (Josh Flory, Knoxville News-Sentinel)

To many business owners, voluntarily opening their books for a federal inspection may sound like a terrible idea.

One local contractor is doing just that, though, and says its customers are the reason.

On Monday, general contractor J.A. Fielden became the first company in the state to join the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement "IMAGE" program.

Launched in 2006, IMAGE — which stands for ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers — requires participants to submit to an inspection of their I-9 employment records. In return, the agency agrees to waive or mitigate any fines associated with violations and to refrain from additional I-9 inspections for two years.

Full article located at: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/07/knox-contractor-first-state-join-ice-program/