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Answer: This is a common immigration legal question. Employers must screen all new employees as a way of determining if they are eligible for employment. They must ask the same questions and require the same forms and paperwork of everyone. There are no sanctions for employers who have in the past hired an undocumented employee but there may be further penalties for people hired more recently. Whether in NYC or anywhere in New York, all employees must be treated the same during the hiring process.