What happens during an ICE/DOL investigation?

Minneapolis immigration attorney DeAnne Hilgers describes what happens when an employer is raided by Immigration Customs Enforcement or the Department of Labor.

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ICE is the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s the police arm of our Department of Homeland Security, and when they conduct a raid on the employer, it can involve lights and sirens and paddy wagons and guns and a lot of intimidation. A Department of Labor investigation in the immigration context usually involves the investigators coming out unannounced and interviewing the employer and conducting an investigation immediately onsite.