Defending Employers When ICE Puts the Heat On

The Department of Homeland Security, through its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division, aggressively pursues employers suspected of hiring and harboring illegal aliens. Matthew Leitman and Paul Hudson discuss several defenses and arguments available to employers facing immigration-related charges. They recommend that employers challenge ICE’s deportation of exculpatory witnesses and seek a narrow construction of the alien harboring statute.