Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture
laws and seizing the assets of businesses employing illegal aliens. In a
departure from the Bush-administration emphasis on worksite raids, U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on July 7, 2009, it had
recently issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652 businesses
Many employers of newly hired young and/or foreign workers are faced with the dilemma of paying them before the workers are able to obtain a Social Security number (SSN). Despite the widespread misunderstanding that it is illegal for an employer to pay an employee who does not have an SSN, there is nothing in the law prohibiting it.