Can I employ undocumented workers? 4 Answers as of July 26, 2017

I want to hire independent contractors who are undocumented workers as cleaning ladies. What kind of legal trouble might I get into for doing this? I own a cleaning service.

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S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
You would risk imprisonment and a fine for employing undocumented workers
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 7/26/2017
McKenzie,Wilkes & Mahmoud | Henry Nasif Mahmoud
It is illegal. Are you doing it because you think it is cheaper? Factor in the costs of fines and dislocation of you business by immigration raids. Do you still think it is cheaper?
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 7/26/2017
KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
Don't. These ladies will not be eligible to work in the US, and they are in fact employees since you are controlling their work. Big trouble from all sides.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 7/26/2017
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Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
If found by the government (ICE) you may be fined or worse charged with a crime.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/26/2017
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