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Immigration News – 2009

2 Jan

The links to the PDFs below represent immigration news and updates that occurred during 2012 and are provided as resources.

Date News Stories

12/31/2009 Driver’s License Challenge Struck Down
12/31/2009 U.S. Government Moving to Deport Longtime Legal Residents with Criminal Convictions
12/31/2009 Officials End Pilgrim’s Pride Immigration Inquiry for 4.5MM
12/30/2009 Pilgrim’s Pride Announces Settlement Agreement With U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
12/23/2009 Postville’s legacy: Fix immigration law
12/23/2009 Deported adults are leaving their citizen children behind
12/23/2009 A place where all belong
12/21/2009 Immigration Enforcement Fuels Spike in U.S. Cases
12/21/2009 Immigration cases fuel jump in federal prosecutions
12/20/2009 European Bloc Opens Borders to the Balkans
12/17/2009 Thanks to Chicago Terrorists, India Changes Visa Rules
12/17/2009 Immigration Reform and the Jewish Community
12/16/2009 Gutierrez, Ortiz Introduce Bill in House to Overhaul Nation’s Immigration Laws
12/16/2009 Immigration Screening Launches Today in City Jails
12/15/2009 House Starts Immigration Reform Push
12/15/2009 In-state rates for illegal immigrants attacked
12/15/2009 Feds Allege Pennsylvania Staffing Firm Stockpiled Visas
12/14/2009 Colorado Supreme Court Rules that Immigrants’ Tax Records are Private, Were Illegally Searched
12/13/2009 SEIU Urges Coordination with Dept. of Labor to Target Most Egregious Employers
12/12/2009 We Must Resolve to Fix Our Immigration System
12/11/2009 Immigration Database Adding Self-Check Option
12/11/2009 An Illegal Immigration Patchwork
12/10/2009 Send Us Your Tired, Your Poor, But Only if They’re ‘Culturally Unique’
12/9/2009 US Seeks Fine From Company in Immigration Case
12/9/2009 Howard Industries Official Pleads Guilty in Raid
12/8/2009 An Innovation Agenda
12/8/2009 Target Workers in Walnut Creek Quit After Questions About Immigration Status
12/8/2009 Report Analyzes High-Skilled Immigrants
12/8/2009 USCIS H1B Antifraud Letter
12/7/2009 CIS Plans to Introduce Program to Validate Employer Information on Visa Petitions
12/5/2009 Washington Raid Brings Deportations, Mixed Signals
12/4/2009 Audits Becoming the New ICE Raids
12/3/2009 Immigrants Get the Runaround
12/3/2009 Immigration Detention System Lapses Detailed
12/3/2009 Immigrants Get the Runaround
12/2/2009 Restaurants Closed After ICE Raids
12/1/2009 Persistent Illegal Alient Sentenced, Again
12/1/2009 Obama Aunt Anguished by Separation
11/30/2009 Owner, Managers and Restaurant Corporations Sentenced for Hiring Illegal Aliens in Mississippi
11/27/2009 Teacher Lives in Fear of Deportation
11/23/2009 Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification
11/23/2009 Columbia Farms Case Shows Need for New Policy
11/23/2009 Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
11/22/2009 How the Recession’s Affecting Immigration
11/22/2009 John W. Meyer in, Llevan Regios a EU Familia… y Negocio
11/21/2009 ICE Audit Plan for Employers Includes El Paso, Draws Criticism from Rights Group
11/20/2009 Obama Administration to Fine Employers as GOP Pushes to Replace Illegals with U.S. Workers
11/20/2009 More than 160 Texas Businesses to be Checked
11/19/2009 ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton Announces 1,000 New Workplace Audits to Hold Employers Accountable for Their Hiring Practices
11/19/2009 Feds Plan Increased H-1B Site Inspections
11/19/2009 ICE Audit Targeting 1,000 Companies 42 Houston-Area Businesses Among Firms that Must Prove They Comply With Immigration Law
11/17/2009 Feds Plan 25,000 On-Site H-1B Inspections
11/13/2009 Immigration Officials Weigh Fee Increase, Layoffs
11/12/2009 Law Enforcement Officials Call for Immigration Reform
11/12/2009 SRS Subcontractors Tighten Worker Certification
11/12/2009 Balloon Boy Parents Plead Guilty to Lying
11/10/2009 Don’t Blame the Workers. Blame the Employers.
11/10/2009 Stealing Talent From Uncle Sam
11/10/2009 Green Card Gamble: Investing in the U.S.
11/10/2009 Diplomat Says Immigration Threw Him in Jail
11/9/2009 1,200 Janitors Fired in ‘Quiet’ Immigration Raid
11/9/2009 Foster Fall 2009 Immigration Update Seminar – Rio Grande Valley
11/6/2009 Grassley Pushes Immigration Authorities to Hold Employers Accountable for H-1B Visa Fraud
11/3/2009 Justices Seek White House Input on Illegals
11/3/2009 Crux of Immigration Case: Did Bosses Know?
11/2/2009 Agencies: Glitch With Foreign SS Numbers Is Fixed
11/2/2009 Walking A Mile In An Immigrant’s Moccasins
10/31/2009 Obama Lifts a Ban on Entry Into U.S. by H.I.V. – Positive People
10/30/2009 Federal Complaint: Filipino Teachers Held in ‘Servitude’
10/30/2009 Un Balon de Oxigeno Para la Reforma
10/29/2009 Slump Sinks Visa Program
10/28/2009 Foster Fall 2009 Immigration Update Seminar – Rio Grande Valley
10/28/2009 Groups Call for Balance in Labor, Immigration Laws
10/27/2009 Worker-Status Checking Gets Done Without Fuss
10/25/2009 Making New York ‘Immigrant Friendly’
10/25/2009 Billionaire Aids Charity That Aided Him
10/24/2009 Temp Agency Got $2.5 Million Using Illegals, Courts Say
10/23/2009 Law Enforcement Officials Call for Immigration Reform
10/23/2009 DHS Officer Charged with Bribery
10/22/2009 Woman Guilty in Immigration Fraud
10/22/2009 DHS Adjudications Officer Charged with Bribery – DOJ Press Release
10/21/2009 Ignacio Donoso in KTMD-TV Interview, Explains why the U.S. Can’t Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas (en Español)
10/21/2009 Congress Passes Green-Card Bill for Spouses of Deceased U.S. Citizens
10/21/2009 Minority Businesses Recognized
10/20/2009 Ill Workers to File Complaints on E-Verify System
10/20/2009 GAO Report Regarding Social Security Admininstration’s Data Exchanges Support Current Programs, but Better Planning Is Needed to Meet Future Demands
10/20/2009 Poultry Firm: Deportations Hurt Defense
10/19/2009 Immigrant Scientists Create Jobs and Win Nobels
10/19/2009 USCIS Reminds Applicants for Travel Documents to Apply Early
10/13/2009 Trial to Begin on Illegal Workers
10/13/2009 Gutierrez Outlines Core Principles for a New Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
10/12/2009 Waiting Game: Visa Problems Continue to Frustrate Scientists Seeking Entry to the United States. Karen Kaplan Investigates the Roadblocks.
10/12/2009 US Visa Nightmares. Barriers Faced by Foreign Scientists Seeking Entry to the United States do More Harm than Good.
10/7/2009 FY2010 Conference Summary: Homeland Security Appropriations
10/6/2009 O’Brien: Nobel Prizes Remind Us Why Immigration Matters
10/5/2009 Nixon Peabody Hiring Partner: Student Recruitment Model is ‘Antiquated’
10/5/2009 Houston Buisnessman Guilty of Harboring Cop Killer
10/2/2009 Vetting E-Verify
10/2/2009 Agency Plans for Visa Push by Residents Made Legal
10/1/2009 Union Claims Filipino Teachers Held in ‘Virtual Servitude’ in Louisiana
9/30/2009 Immigration Crackdown With Firings, Not Raids
9/30/2009 Former Agriprocessors CFO Pleads Guilty
9/26/2009 A Commitment to Citizenship
9/25/2009 Film Fest
9/25/2009 Immigration Faces Shortfall
9/24/2009 Attorney Admits to Falsifying Immigration Papers
9/22/2009 Pros y contras del E-Verify
9/22/2009 Foster Fall Immigration Update Seminar
9/17/2009 Foster LLP, 2009 Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year
9/17/2009 Mace General Counsel Sentenced to Year of Probation
9/16/2009 Man Sentenced for Employing Undocumented Workers
9/15/2009 Overseas Stints for U.S. Workers Are Shorter but Still Challenging
9/15/2009 Cassville Plant Pays $450,000 Fine in Immigration Case
9/14/2009 Official: E-Verify Changes in the Works
9/11/2009 Feds Launch E-Verify to Check Workers’ Legal Status
9/1/2009 USCIS Update: Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Beginning Sept. 8, 2009
8/28/2009 Judge Upholds Verification Rule
8/28/2009 Guilty Pleas Entered in Flowood Immigration Raid
8/27/2009 USCIS Update: Expiration Date of Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Extended to Aug. 31, 2012
8/26/2009 New Houston Task Force to Fight Immigration Fraud
8/26/2009 Kennedy ‘Fashioned the Modern Day’ Immigration System
8/24/2009 Alcohol Factors into Increased Visa Denials
8/24/2009 Nice Guys Finish Last
8/20/2009 Obama Addresses Immigration Reform
8/19/2009 Navarrette: Just Admit You’re Scared
8/19/2009 Lucio: Of Passports and Midwives
8/18/2009 U.S. Intensifies Audits of Employers
8/18/2009 Months After Raid, Federal Prosecutors Charge Wash. Company with Hiring Illegal Immigrants
8/15/2009 Some Lawyers Said to Prey on Illegal Immigrants
8/12/2009 Napolitano Focuses on Immigration Enforcement
8/12/2009 Alejandro Mayorkas Sworn in as USCIS Director
8/12/2009 At House of Raeford, far fewer Latino Workers
8/11/2009 Obama Sets Immigration Changes for 2010
8/7/2009 Shipley Pays $1.5 Million for Hiring Illegal Help
8/6/2009 Farmers Preparing for Strict Immigration Rules
8/6/2009 USCIS to Accept New H-2B Fiscal Year 2009 Petitions
8/6/2009 USCIS Reopens Fiscal Year 2009 H-2B Petition Filing Period
7/28/2009 Feds Accuse Salt Lake City Law Firm of Helping Undocumented Immigrants Get Jobs
7/25/2009 Constitution on Ice: A Report on Immigration Home Raid Operations
7/22/2009 Do Not Be a Victim of Immigration Fraud
5/19/2009 Magali Suárez Candler in KTMD-TV Interview, Explains Impact of New Policy of Immigration Checks For those Arrested for Any Infraction (en Español)
5/19/2009 Immigration Policies and Issues on Health-Related Grounds for Exclusion
4/15/2009 America’s Perilous Anti-Immigrant Protectionism
4/11/2009 Magali Suárez Candler in KXLN-TV Interview on Nuestra Vida: Immigration Workshop (en Español)
2/2/2009 Magali Suárez Candler KTMD-TV Houston Interview on Verificacion de Empleados (en Espanol)
1/30/2009 Visa Waiver Program
1/23/2009 Immigration-Related Document Fraud: Overview of Civil, Criminal, and Immigration Consequences
1/14/2009 Homeland Security Intelligence: Perceptions, Statutory Definitions, and Approaches