California Values Act and ICE Enforcement Issues

Attend the live presentation or participate via webcast.

California businesses are experiencing an unprecedented rise in ICE enforcement.  As well, with the impending termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of EL Salvador and Honduras, California businesses are understandably concerned about what the future holds for employees from these countries who soon will no longer be eligible for TPS work permits.

Please join us on April 13th as we will discuss the recent enactment of the California Values Act and identify several measures employers should take in order to properly maintain their I-9 files and respond effectively to ICE enforcement measures.

Our topics will include:

  • Introduction on the California Values Act (SB 54 – Also known as the “Sanctuary State Law”);
  • Implications of increased immigration enforcement for California businesses;
  • I-9 employer maintenance and steps to prepare and respond to an ICE I-9 audit;
  • Discussion on Temporary Protected Status for citizens of El Salvador and Honduras and immigration alternatives in light of the impending termination of TPS for these countries; and
  • EAD (Work Permit) automatic extensions

The Seminar and Webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Boxed lunches will be provided to those attending in person.

Location:  Conference Room A can be accessed from the main lobby via the first elevator bank left of the Security Console. Take the elevator down to LL and follow the signs to Conference Room A.  You can access the building directly from the Montgomery Street BART station. 

As always, there is no charge for our seminar/webinar.  We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Bennett at

For information on our presenters, see below:

Melissa M. Whitehead
Direct: 916.472.3306

Ms. Whitehead is a partner with the firm and practices in the Sacramento office of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Ms. Whitehead has successfully litigated numerous cases in California’s state and federal courts and various administrative agencies, in a wide variety of general liability and employment matters, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, FEHA claims, and EEOC claims.  Ms. Whitehead advises and counsels employers concerning their workplace policies, practices, and personnel decisions.

Kenneth S. Levine
Direct: 770.551.2700

Mr. Levine is a partner with the firm and practices in the Atlanta office at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Mr. Levine focuses his practice on U.S. immigration and nationality law, and international immigration matters.  Mr. Levine provides representation in obtaining business and professional visas, student visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, naturalization, derivative citizenship and naturalization disability waivers.   

Layli Eskandari Deal
Direct: 770.551.2700

Ms. Deal is a partner with the firm and practices in the Atlanta office at Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Ms. Deal focuses her practice on U.S. immigration and Nationality Law, and international immigration matters.  She concentrates her practice on business immigration, including temporary employment visas and permanent residence for professionals, international transfers, investors, researchers, and nurses.


*Note – FMG applies for Continuing Education and Continuing Legal Education Credit in multiple states. Until a course is approved by a particular state, we cannot guarantee credit. You must be present (online or in-person) during the full session to receive credit.