The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested the 20 employees who are from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala respectfully.As a result of those investigations, those 20 illegal aliens, defendants, are alleged to have presented fraudulent documents between November 2016 and November 2017 to certify their identity and eligibility to work here in this country, said U.S. A Memphis employment agency, Provide Staffing, assigned multiple employees to Expeditors International, a freight forwarder based in Memphis.
The Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, amended, and the Immigration and Nationality Act together require employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their employees using a prescribed form, Form I-9 and require that employees present documents to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Each defendant is charged with knowingly using a false identification document as evidence of his or her employment eligibility, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1546 (a) or Section 1546(b) (2).
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