Immigration Law

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CA9 on CIMT, Identity Theft: Linares-Gonzalez v. Lynch
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Linares-Gonzalez v. Lynch, Mar. 21, 2016 - Court Staff Summary: "The panel granted Reyes Linares-Gonzales’ and Maribel Preciado’s petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ orders finding them ineligible for cancellation... Read More

Kansas Sup. Ct. on IRCA, Preemption, Identity Theft (Sept. 8, 2017)
Posted on 11 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kansas v. Morales Kansas v. Ochoa-Lara Kansas v. Garcia In all three: "Defendant's prosecution for identity theft for using another person's Social Security number to obtain employment is expressly preempted by the federal Immigration... Read More

Feds Charge Texas Immigration Scammer - Law360
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, July 10, 2015 - "A Texas woman who authorities say ripped off immigrants in federal detention centers by pretending to represent attorneys has been charged with wire fraud and identity theft. Jessica Rivas Alva visited two detention facilities... Read More

Bosses in Phoenix Car Wash Chain Held in Immigration Case
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Supervisors and managers of a Phoenix-area car wash chain were taken into custody over the weekend in a large-scale workplace enforcement operation targeting immigration fraud, federal authorities confirmed Sunday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read More

Study: Undocumented Workers Are Often Victims Of Identity Crimes
Posted on 3 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Nancy Lofholm, Dec. 29, 2016 - "In popular belief, undocumented workers steal someone else's identification and use false IDs so they can get jobs. But new research by University of Colorado Denver anthropology professor Sarah Horton shows those... Read More

Judge Blocks Arpaio's Workplace Raids, Arizona Statute Enjoined
Posted on 6 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio must stop enforcing Arizona's identify theft laws, U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled Monday , granting a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed against Arpaio. The lawsuit, filed by the Puente immigrant... Read More

7-Eleven Stores Raided in Human Smuggling Probe, Indictments Unsealed
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven convenience stores were charged on Monday in a scheme to exploit immigrants from Pakistan, including some business-owners who used Social Security numbers of children and dead people on the workers' pay stubs... Read More

The Costs to Employers of E-Verify: It is Free, But How Affordable Is It?
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

By Dawn Lurie and Kevin Lashus Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration & Compliance practice group have written a piece on what the costs are of using E-Verify to check whether employees are permitted to work in this country... Read More