There is currently an immigration uptick not only in the state of Georgia, but across the nation, especially in the construction and lumber and trade related industries. While more jobs are available with people to fill those positions, this serves to boost the local and national economy and keeps the unemployment level down. At the same time, businesses need to be sure the employees they are hiring are legally able to work in the U.S and that all paperwork pertaining to a new hire is complete, especially the USCIS Form I-9 for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
February had the highest number of immigrants in 12 years, making it the highest total since 2007. However, before 2008, border crossings had reached the level of 100,000 per month on a consistent basis, and in 2000 the numbers rose to 200,000 per month.It is interesting that unaccompanied children and families with children were among 65% of the immigrants crossing the border and a majority of them gave themselves up seeking asylum. February's numbers rose to 65% from January's 61%. All of this is bound to have an effect on employment in the U.S. With government inspections on the rise, are you prepared?