US immigration crackdown disrupts businesses

By Courtney Weaver, Financial Times It started at Corso’s, an Ohio landscaping and gardening company, located near the Lake Erie shore. On June 5, beginning at 7am, 200 officials from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies descended on the company’s two...

Tips on Hiring Gig or Independent Workers

By Partner Avalyn Langemeier, Foster LLP For workers who seek more autonomy, more flexibility, or a second income, the idea of a freelance job, or “gig,” may sound like a good option. For employers who can’t provide full-time employment and benefits or who need...

Bastrop traffic operation leads to multiple deportations

By Sean Collins Walsh and Brandon Mulder, American-Statesman Staff BASTROP —At 7:23 p.m. Saturday, 27-year-old Jacqueline Benitez-Quintana was driving in western Bastrop County when she was pulled over by a sheriff’s corporal for failing to use her blinker while changing lanes....

ICE executes federal criminal search warrants at Fresh Mark, 146 arrested on immigration violations

SALEM, Ohio – Special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) late Tuesday executed a criminal search warrant at Fresh Mark in Salem, Ohio, in addition to federal document search warrants at three other Fresh Mark...

Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must I Carry?

By Avalyn Langemeier, Partner, & Olsa Alikaj-Cano, Senior Attorney Recently, immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even U.S. citizens find themselves asking this question, and wondering what documents to carry daily. With the rapid changes in immigration law and policies, never...

Documenting Lawful Status – What Documents Must My Employees Carry?

As the human resources representative or legal counsel for your employer, you may have recently received questions from immigrants, nonimmigrants, and even naturalized U.S. citizens about what documents to carry daily within the United States. With the rapid changes in...

Homeland Security arrests more than 100 in sweep of Erie County business

ERIE COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) – Special Agents with the Homeland Security Investigations announced that more than a hundred suspected illegal immigrants were arrested Tuesday morning during a planned at an Erie County gardening and landscaping company. The business,...

Can educators call ICE on students? Betsy DeVos finally answers.

by Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday walked back controversial remarks she made to Congress two weeks ago, clarifying in a Senate hearing that she does not think teachers and principals can report students to immigration authorities....

ICE Worksite Enforcement Doubles; On Pace to Quadruple

This week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it had doubled the number of ongoing worksite cases in just the first seven months of the current fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year in its entirety. ICE statistics show that from October 1, 2017...

Companies propose immigration detention centers for Midwest

By Adam Geller |  AP Companies and local governments have proposed building new immigration detention centers in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, responding to a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials stepping up arrests in the center of the country....
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