Attorney Charles Kuck spoke to the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 21.
Kuck, who specializes in immigration law, said a “major national employer” will be facing millions of dollars worth of fines levied by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement for improperly documenting employee eligibility.
Kuck did not release the name of the company but said the news would be revealed in the coming weeks.
In Fiscal Year 2012, ICE levied $12.4 million in fines. Kuck said the pace of fines has increased as ICE has turned the work of auditing companies over to accountants.
“That’s why they can do so many more audits than they’ve ever done,” Kuck said.
Kuck said if immigration reform isn’t passed by Congress this year, it will likely be shelved until after 2014.
He added that historically, immigration bills have passed in lame-duck sessions of Congress, when representatives are leaving office or are far enough away from the next election.