Prepare for an ICE Subpoena/Audit by Performing an Internal I-9 Audit

On Demand Webinar Duration 60 Minutes Credits HRCI 1 & SHRM 1 PDCs

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Speaker :Bruce E. Buchanan is the founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC

Areas Covered

  • Substantial increase in ICE enforcement, through I-9 Subpoenas/Inspections
  • More than doubling of ICE penalties to a maximum of $2292 per I-9 form violation
  • More investigations of document abuse and citizenship status discrimination by IER
  • Internal I-9 Audit
  • Correcting I-9 form errors
  • Immigration Compliance Policy


In this webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, the co-author of I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, will discuss the significant increase in ICE enforcement, through I-9 subpoenas/inspections, the higher ICE penalties up to a maximum of $2292 for a substantive paperwork error per I-9 form violation, and more investigations of document abuse and citizenship status discrimination by IER. Employers must be prepared for ICE audits/inspections and IER investigations by conducting regular internal I-9 audits, correcting errors on I-9 forms, and drafting an effective Immigration Compliance Policy for your organization.

Why should you attend

Employers must be aware of the heightened scrutiny they face in immigration compliance. If employers are complacent, they become more vulnerable to increased penalties assessed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) of the Department of Justice. Thus, employers need to be proactive and conduct internal I-9 audits and draft an immigration compliance policy.

Who will benefit

  • HR managers
  • COOs
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Presidents
  • In-house counsel

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Your Instructor

Bruce E. Buchanan
Bruce E. Buchanan

Bruce E. Buchanan is the founding partner at Sebelist Buchanan Law PLLC with offices in Nashville and Atlanta, where he primarily represents employers in all aspects of immigration law, with a special emphasis on employer immigration compliance. Mr. Buchanan is also Of Counsel to Siskind Susser for employer immigration matters. He received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and served as senior trial specialist for the National Labor Relations Board for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He entered private practice in 2003 and formed his own law firm in 2016. Mr. Buchanan is the co-author of the book, I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, authors his own blog on employer immigration compliance located on Twitter - @buchananvisalaw and is a contributor to HR Professional Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on employer immigration compliance issues at conferences for SHRM, American

Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Payroll Association, Associated General Contractors, and Tennessee Bar Association (TBA).

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