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DOJ Challenges Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a challenge to the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court. The Arizona law, called the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act and scheduled to take effect on July 29, is already the target of at least five other lawsuits filed … Continue reading DOJ Challenges Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law
July 8, 2010

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Revival?

CIR, Obama, legal immigration
July 1, 2010

Obama Nominee Finds Himself in I-9 Hot Water

Obama Nominee Finds Himself in I-9 Hot Water A recent Washington Post report has succeeded in highlighting one of the more confusing compliance requirements for small business owners: the I-9 verification. It seems that Alan Bersin, the Administration’s nominee for (and current recess-appointed) Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the agency charged with protecting the nation’s borders, … Continue reading Obama Nominee Finds Himself in I-9 Hot Water
May 24, 2010

Working with ICE: Is it worth the IMAGE?

IMAGE ICE I-9 SSNVS
May 24, 2010

Another Lawsuit Filed Challenging Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070

The list of lawsuits challenging Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070) continues to grow. On May 17, 2010, 14 civil and immigrant-rights groups, along with 10 individuals, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 1070. At least five separate lawsuits have been filed … Continue reading Another Lawsuit Filed Challenging Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070
May 20, 2010

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Rides Again

While Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, continues to garner national attention in the months leading up to its July 29 effective date, employers in Arizona must not forget their obligations under the already effective Legal Arizona Workers Act (“LAWA”). LAWA imposes severe penalties on employers who either “knowingly” or “intentionally” hire unauthorized … Continue reading Sheriff Joe Arpaio Rides Again
May 19, 2010

DOL’s New Online H-1B Advisor

The Department of Labor has released a new online tool to help employers and employees understand how to comply with the H-1B visa program. This is part of the agency’s new compliance initiatives. As background, the H-1B non-immigrant visa classification was created under the Immigration and Nationality Act to help U.S. employers who cannot obtain workers … Continue reading DOL’s New Online H-1B Advisor
May 19, 2010

The “Green Card” Is Green Again

During the I-9 verification process, foreign-born employees often present a variety of Permanent Resident cards, commonly called “Green Cards.” However, for the last few decades, no version of the Permanent Resident card has been the color green. USCIS announced on May 11 a new version of the Permanent Resident card will be issued. The card … Continue reading The “Green Card” Is Green Again
May 14, 2010

More Challenges to Arizona Immigration Statute Announced

The city councils of two major Arizona cities – Tucson and Flagstaff – have announced their intentions to file lawsuits to challenge the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070). The Flagstaff City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution authorizing the lawsuit. The Council described the move as an … Continue reading More Challenges to Arizona Immigration Statute Announced
May 13, 2010

Opposition to Arizona Immigration Law: It’s About Pro-Diversity

While the business community has largely attempted to stay out of the debate surrounding Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (Senate Bill 1070), professional basketball team Phoenix Suns jumps to the center of the debate over the Bill with the team’s decision to wear “Los Suns” jerseys during its playoff game against … Continue reading Opposition to Arizona Immigration Law: It’s About Pro-Diversity
May 12, 2010

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