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ICE: Current Policy Re Prosecution of Employers & I-9 Audits

On September 30, 2009 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) regarding ICE’s current worksite enforcement policies. The response revealed an ICE strategy designed to maximize the impact of its worksite enforcement efforts. Of particular interest is information pertaining to the  Read more→

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Immigrants Add Billions of Dollars and Thousands Of Jobs To NC

A recent report by the non-profit Immigration Policy Center documents the contribution of immigrants to North Carolina. According to the IPC report: Latino and Asian entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and tens-of-thousands of jobs to North Carolina’s economy. . The 2008 purchasing power of North Carolina’s Latinos totaled $11.9 billion—an increase of 1,314.2%  Read more→

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Flu Shots Urged For Immigrants

USA TODAY reports that unlike "the debate over health care for illegal immigrants, there is little dispute they should be included" in the national voluntary vaccination program. In its September 30th edition the paper quotes Jon Feere, legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants and  Read more→

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AILA: ‘Worksite Enforcement Likely to Increase’

The American Immigration Lawyers Association notes that on August 19, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published notice in the Federal Register of its rescission of the safe-harbor procedures for employers who receive a no-match letter. Note: In July 2009, ICE issued more notices of inspection in one week than the Bush administration did  Read more→

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E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule Is Now Effective

WASHINGTON— Effective September 8, 2009 federal contractors and subcontractors may be required to use the E-Verify system to verify their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. The E-Verify federal contractor rule extends use of the E-Verify system to cover federal contractors and  Read more→

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AILF Mourns Ted Kennedy

The American Immigration Law Foundation issued the following statement upon the death of Senator Edward Kennedy: America and the immigrant-rights community have lost one of their greatest champions. Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s life-long commitment to civil rights extended from African Americans to the disabled to the millions of immigrants and refugees who come to our  Read more→

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President Obama Committed to ‘Fair and Reasonable’ Immigration Reform.

August 21 – At a meeting today hosted by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, and attended by some 130 immigrant advocates, business and labor leaders, and law enforcement representatives, President Barack Obama confirmed his commitment to fair and reasonable immigration reform. "I was pleased to hear of the Secretary’s intention to step up her leadership on  Read more→

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Study Finds Legalization Could Save $180 Billion.

The Center for Trade Policy Studies has issued a report finding an immigration reform program which including legalization would save billions of dollars over the current policy of enforcement only. The Executive Summery of the report "Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform" (by B. Dixon and Maureen T. Rimmer) states: By  Read more→

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