5 Ways to Manage the Workplace Immigration Process

Ongoing I-9 and E-Verify enforcement efforts let employers know that serious civil and criminal sanctions can be imposed for noncompliance. By Avalyn C. Langemeier and Kari Blackman Whether immigration becomes more restrictive or expansive following the November general election,...

E-Verify May Be More Trouble Than Ease For Some Employers

By Allissa Wickham Law360, New York (May 20, 2016, 5:07 PM ET) — Although E-Verify can be a useful tool for companies seeking to make sure their employees are authorized to work, attorneys warn that jumping into the program can lead to staffing shortages, and E-Verify data...

Texas Agencies Must Soon Verify U.S. Worker Status

Dozens of new state laws will take effect on September 1. One is intended to make sure everyone who is hired at a state agency is legally authorized to work in the United States. But some immigration law experts aren’t sure whether the new mandate will be all that useful. Senate...

Texas Governor Signs Bill Mandating E-Verify: New Law is Limited to State Agencies, Not Businesses That Contract With Them

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 374 into law.  Effective September 1st of this year, the new law requires that all state agencies register and participate in E-Verify to verify information of all newly hired agency employees and will...

Floridians seek mandatory E-Verify system through referendum

If John Oliver has his way, the state of Florida will adopt a new E-Verify system that will ensure the enforcement of immigration laws and hold lawmakers accountable to the citizens while helping to protect jobs. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com Sunday, Oliver said his...

Record-Breaking Bias Fine Hints At Power Of E-Verify Info

The U.S. Department of Justice‘s Office of Special Counsel recently nabbed the department’s largest civil penalty ever for an Immigration and Nationality Act bias claim, a move attorneys say may have been bolstered by access to E-Verify statistics that has led to more...

Immigration Executive Orders from Rick Perry and President Barack Obama: What They Mean for Texas

Even the most ardent critics of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration must acknowledge they are undeniably sweeping, historic in scope and will have a huge impact on the large undocumented long-term residing population of the United States with one or more U.S....

Governor Perry Mandates Use of E-Verify By State Agencies and Their Contractors

In a press release on December 3rd, Texas Governor Rick Perry, announced his executive order that Texas state agencies under the direction of his office must now use the Federal Government’s E-Verify program to verify the employment eligibility of all current and prospective...

Will I-94 Automation Cause More Headaches for U.S. Employers?

By Susan J. Cohen and Gary Endelman Did you get the memo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that the I-94 card is now being automated?  Don’t worry if you didn’t. Most employers didn’t either.  We wrote about those developments on our sister blog here. Why I-94...

Sometimes You Can Go Too Far: How to Avoid Citizenship Status Documentation And Document Abuse

By Gary Endelman Sometimes you have to know when to stop.  That is not as easy as it sounds. Conscientious employers are well aware that the I-9 cops will be on them like a cheap suit if they hire anyone who does not have permission to work in the United States. So, the thought...
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