Bellingham Marine signs agreement to curtail unauthorized workers

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Marina builder Bellingham Marine recently signed a two-year agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) to participate in a program designed to help businesses comply with employment laws.

The ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) is voluntary and is designed to help employers comply with employment laws by training them and providing them with necessary tools to maintain a legal workforce.

In order for an employer to be certified under the program, they must agree to complete the IMAGE Application Form, enroll in the E-Verify program within 60 days, establish a written hiring and employee eligibility verification policy that includes an internal form I-9 audit at least once a year, submit to a Form I-9 inspection and review and sign an official IMAGE partnership agreement with ICE.

To download an application and find out more, visit http://www.ice.gov/image.

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