The employer sanctions provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibits employers from hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee aliens known to be unauthorized to work in the United States. Violators of the law are subject to a series of civil fines for violations or criminal penalties when there is a pattern or practice of violations.
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) proves that a person is allowed to work in the United States.
U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. Individuals who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents, may need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove that they may work in the United States.
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