National Data | Chart | Employer Sanctions Collapse Even Further in 2004

Table 1:

Employer Investigation Efforts of

U.S. Immigration Authorities, 1992-2004

 

 

 

Agent Work-years Spent on:

Fiscal Year

Worksite Arrests

Notices of Intent to Fine

Worksite Enforcement

Other Investigative Areas

1992

8,027

1,461

NA

NA

1993

7,630

1,302

NA

NA

1994

7,554

1,063

NA

NA

1995

10,014

1,056

NA

NA

1996

14,164

1,019

NA

NA

1997

17,554

865

NA

NA

1998

13,914

1,023

NA

NA

1999

2,849

417

240

2,499

2000

953

178

176

2,472

2001

735

100

117

2,341

2002

485

53

132

2,290

2003

445

162

90

2,430

2004 

159 

3

NA

NA

2005 (7 months)

81

NA

NA

NA

Sources: GAO, "Immigration Enforcement: Weaknesses Hinder Employment Verification and  Worksite Enforcement Efforts," August 2005. Figures 3, 4, and 5. (1999-2004.)

Dept. of Homeland Security, 2003 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, September 2004. Table 39. (1997-1998)

Dept. of Homeland Security, 2001 Statistical Yearbook, Table 61. (1992-1996)

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.