january, 2018

10jan11:30 am1:00 pmTexoma HR Management Association Professional Development Meeting January 10th11:30 am - 1:00 pm Events:Chapter Meetings

Event Details

Special Agent Joseph (Chip) Black, with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. ICE), began his federal law enforcement career in 1995. Special Agent Black has been involved in a variety of criminal investigations, including fraudulent identity creation, identity theft, fraudulent identity document vending, and alien smuggling. He is currently serving as the North Texas and Oklahoma coordinator for HSI’s IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) program. 

Session Overview: With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986, employers in the U.S. are required to hire only authorized workers and to document employees’ identity and work eligibility on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, within three days of hire.  However, unauthorized workers often attempt to secure a job by fraudulent means through the use of false documents. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws relating to unauthorized workers gaining unlawful employment. To minimize vulnerabilities that help unauthorized workers gain unlawful employment, the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program has been developed. The goal of the IMAGE program is to reduce the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach, education and training. This program, as part of the IMAGE outreach program, will provide attendees with an overview of some of the documents most frequently submitted to employers by new employees during the Form I-9 completion process. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn about basic tools, such as magnifying loupes and ultraviolet lights, which can be utilized to identity genuine documents
  • Attendees will learn about some of the identifying traits which may indicate that a document is genuine

RSVP to Kelly Lowery so we have an accurate headcount for lunch.



(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Grayson College, CWL Auditorium room


TEXOMA HR Management Association