Ever wonder what’s the worst that can happen if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement finds out you’re hiring illegal workers? Now we know. The U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego has moved to seize the land on which The French Gourmet restaurant sits—in other words, put it out of business—because of a series of questionable I-9 filings. It’s a mighty stiff price to pay for some paperwork snafus. Property seizures are common in federal cases, but they usually involve ill-gotten ...
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