The ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program was initiated in 2007 to help businesses reduce unauthorized employment by illegal aliens and the related use of fraudulent identity documents. This week, 26 additional companies joined IMAGE as full members, plus 10 companies and one association signed on as associate members, an ICE press release reports.
Businesses that sign on establish a formal partnership with ICE under which they agree to follow the best hiring practices recommended by the program, and to use the screening tools offered by the Federal government to ensure employees are lawfully authorized to work. The screening tools include E-Verify, an online employment eligibility verification system, and the Social Security Number Verification Service, an online wage report submittal system. Companies also agree to undergo an I-9 form audit, which is the Federal form required for all new hires. Full IMAGE members undergo this audit shortly after signing up, while associate members are given two years to fulfill all program requirements before the audit occurs.
The new companies come from a wide range of industries around the nation, including employment services, aviation, transportation, construction, high technology, shipping and manufacturing. The one association that signed on, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, pledged to promote IMAGE membership among its member municipalities. All members will be trained on how to uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited by illegal aliens, such as document fraud, and on the technical tools they need to sue to screen job applicants.
ICE says that companies that have been IMAGE members since its inception attest that they are seeing more stability in their workforces and more interest on the part of clients in contracting with compliant companies.
To learn more about the IMAGE program, click here.
Aluminum Precision Products - Santa Ana, Calif.
Atlas Pallet Company - Nampa, Idaho
Colcon Corporation - Sullivan, Ill.
Colorado Structures, Inc. - Colorado Springs, Colo.
General Dynamics - Falls Church, Va.
Hitch Enterprises, Inc. - Guymon, Okla.
National Association of Foreign Trade Zones - Washington, D.C.
Staff Management, Inc. - Chicago, Ill.
Systems Painters and Drywall - New Ulm, Texas
AccuWest Pacific, LLC - Sedro Woolley, Wash.
Apartment Rehabilitation Corporation - Newark, N.J.
Atlanta Northside Aviation, Inc. - Kennesaw, Ga.
CHEP USA - Orlando, Fla.
City of Palmdale - Palmdale, Calif.
Eagle Group International, LLC - Atlanta, Ga.
Employment Verification Resources, Inc. - Reno, Nev.
First Credit Union - Phoenix, Ariz.
First Montgomery Group - Newark, N.J.
Fluid Components International, LLC - Canoga Park, Calif.
Hire Standards, LLC - Phoenix, Ariz.
HR Ideas, LLC - San Ramon, Calif.
Little Lady Foods, Inc. - Elk Grove Village, Ill.
New Dimension Human Capital Solutions, LLC - Troy, Mich.
The Odom Corporation - Bellevue, Wash.
Porter Industries, Inc. - Loveland, Colo.
Puerto Rico Freight Systems, Inc. - San Juan, P.R.
San Diego Flight Training International - San Diego, Calif.
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority - Sarasota, Fla.
Class 8 Parts Inc. - New Holland, Pa.
Sindall Transport Inc. - New Holland, Pa.
Sindall Truck Service, LLC - New Holland, Pa.
Sindall Warehouse & Distribution Inc. - New Holland, Pa.
Sundt Construction, Inc. - Phoenix, Ariz.
Swissport Cargo Services, L.P. - Los Angeles International Airport, Calif.
SynQ Solutions, Inc. - Atlanta, Ga.
TASER International, Inc. - Phoenix, Ariz.
TrueBlue, Inc. - Tacoma, Wash.
United Communities - Newark, N.J.
All American Brothers Company, LLC - Houston, Tex.
DJ Manufacturing Corp. - Caguas, P.R.
El Conquistador Golf Resort & Casino - Los Croabas, P.R.
Express Employment Professionals - Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Express Employment Professionals - Bellingham, Wash.
International Shipping Agency, Inc. - San Juan, P.R.
National Group - San Juan, P.R.
Pulice Construction, Inc. - Phoenix, Ariz.
Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Smithfield, VA
Smith Protective Services - Dallas, Tex.
Talent Tree, Inc. - Houston, Tex.
New Jersey State League of Municipalities - Trenton, N.J.
Updated: Mon, May 15th 2017 @ 4:06pm EDT