JBS USA Holdings Inc. signs on as latest IMAGE partner
Today, I participated in a signing ceremony to officially welcome JBS USA Holdings Inc. as an ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers partner. This program, commonly known as the IMAGE Program, is designed to recognize businesses who work with ICE and who use our best hiring practices to ensure they are employing people who are legally authorized to work in this country. It is part of ICE’s worksite enforcement strategy that promotes national security, protects critical infrastructure and ensures fair labor standards.
JBS is one of the largest meat processing companies in the United States. They have invested a significant amount of time into doing the right thing, and we recognized that effort during today’s signing at ICE’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Upon certification, JBS will join an elite group of 169 other IMAGE members.
The public can and should choose to reward companies like JBS who follow the law and employ a legal workforce. And businesses should understand that the integrity of their hiring records and the legality of their workforce are of paramount importance to the federal government and to the safety and security of our nation.