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GAO: ‘287(g) is DOA’

A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on ICE’s 287(g) program (coinciding with a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing), confirms what community groups and local law enforcement authorities have long alledged, the 287(g) local policing program doesn’t work.

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Rhode Island: Suit Over Detainee Death

new_york_times:http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/us/10brfs-SUITOVERDETA_BRF.htmlThe New York Times reports that the widow and children of a Chinese man who died of cancer in immigration custody last summer filed suit in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island charging that detention center guards broke his spine days before his death, then taunted him as he screamed in agony. Defendants, include Immigration  Read more→

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Government Contract Employers Ordered to Use E-Verify

On June 6 an Executive Order was issued providing that all federal agencies and departments that enter into contracts with contract employers use the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) electronic employment eligibility verification (E-Verify) system to verify the employment eligibility "of all persons hired during the contract term by the contractor to perform employment duties  Read more→

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AILA Reacts to Fragomen PERM Audits

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an unprecedented press release stating it is auditing all labor certifications filed by Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, the nation’s largest immigration law firm. The press release alleges that Fragomen attorneys may have improperly advised clients to contact their attorney before hiring U.S. workers in some cases.  Read more→

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CBP Warns Travelers Re Documents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning spring break trips to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean to make sure they have the proper documents. All travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, are now required to present proof of citizenship and identity to enter the United States at land and sea ports of  Read more→

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DHS Publishes REAL ID Rule; Affects Drivers Licenses

The Department of Homeland Security has established minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards that federal agencies would accept for official purposes on or after May 11, 2008. This includes: information and security features that must be incorporated into each card; application information to establish the identity and immigration status of an applicant  Read more→

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Allen and Pinnix: ‘American Business Is Scapegoated In Immigration Debate’

(September 12) Allen and Pinnix attorneys Lynn Calder, Alice Glover and Jack Pinnix authored the lead article in the North Carolina State Bar Journal Fall 2006 issue. The article "Immigration–A Broken System" notes: While highly regulated, legal business immigration is replete with examples of why and how the current immigration system is broken. The immigration  Read more→

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