Employer Sanctions Final Orders

Clarification of Terms

The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 (P.L. 99-603), was passed in order to control and deter illegal immigration to the United States. One major provision of IRCA is sanctions for employers, making it unlawful for any person knowingly to hire, recruit, or refer for fee any alien not authorized to work in the United States.

The Employer Sanctions list provided on this site is a summary of the Final Orders issued to companies fined for hiring persons not authorized to work in the United States. Immigration district offices issue the Final Order and the Debt Management Center is then authorized to process and collect the debt receivables. To better assist you in interpreting the data on the list, an explanation of each column is summarized below.


1. Location/Year/Case Number - is the file number assigned to the company to include the district and the year it was issued into the system.

2. Customer Name - identifies the name of the company sanctioned.

3. Address 1 - (including city, state and zip code columns) is the primary address of the sanctioned company.

4. Address 2 - (including city, state and zip code columns) refers to the second name or the care-of (C/O) address of the sanctioned company.

5. Established – refers to the date the fine was imposed.

6. Notice of Intent to Fine (NIF) Amount - identifies the initial fine submitted to the company sanctioned.

7. Principle - identifies the actual fine imposed by Final Order on companies that have been sanctioned. Sanctioned companies must pay the dollar amount in this column.

8. Collections - refers to the money collected from the Principle column. This column indicates the money collected as of the date of the spreadsheet.

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