Oral Arguments in Supreme Court on Legal Arizona Workers Act – Imposes Sanctions on Employers of Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens must be ruled as invalid under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington argued Dec. 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a coalition...

SNCJ Spotlight: States all Over the Map on Immigration Reform

By Lou Cannon Two of the nation's most powerful politicians put aside partisan differences in the warm summer of 2007 and urged Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would at once secure the nation's borders and provide a path to citizenship for an estimated 12 million unauthorized...

What is IRCA, and What Does It Have To Do with Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

By Nolan Rappaport Former immigration official and congressional staffer Nolan Rappaport explains the lessons of the debate, passage, and results of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. Mr. Rappaport points out that advocates of comprehensive immigration reform now must learn from the effects...

Williams Mullen: Immigration Fraud Whistleblower Likely to Receive $5M Bounty from Infosys’s $34M False Claims Act Settlement: Is Your Business Immigration Program Prepared for a Similar Whistleblower Attack?

By Mary E. Pivec and John Staige Davis V | On October 30, 2013, Infosys Limited (“Infosys”), an Indian IT company, signed a settlement agreement with the United States in the Eastern District of Texas to resolve allegations that Infosys knowingly presented to employees of the United States...