Shane Falco

Source Notes #14 (Institutional)

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2009 at 8:41 am

Title: IMAGE– ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers

Summary: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.  IMAGE is a voluntary program that began in 2007 that trains and advises employers on how to detect fraudulent identification documents in order to maintain a more secure and stable workforce.

Topic: Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Institutional

What is it? Informational web page
Author: ICE
Accessed: 2/19/09

Support: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), E-Verify, Social Security Administration (SSA)

IMAGE teams up with USCIS and E-Verify as part of the IMAGE foundation provided to employers.  The SSA sends “no-match letters” to employers to check accurate I.D. documents.

Audience and Agenda:
According to,, receives 117,000 visits a month.  The ICE is a branch of the Department of Homeland Security and is funded by the U.S. government.  The ICE is responsible for upholding public safety and  protecting national security.

This is a useful web page because it shows how the ICE is looking for employers to take some initiative in working toward hiring legal citizens of the U.S.  Many employers are presented with false identification documents from their potential employees.  The IMAGE program provides employer training on how to recognize fake or stolen documents in the hiring process.  IMAGE requires the use of E-Verify, which poses a problem because there is evidence that E-Verify is not a perfect system.  If the Department of H0meland Security can get employers to use IMAGE, then it makes their job easier in tracking down employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants for more financial gain.

Works cited:
quantcast, ICE, google.

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