Immigration Law

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Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama Administration is launching another round of worksite investigations — this time, returning to employers that have already been the subject of I-9 inspections during the last three years. Approximately 500 employers are being... Read More

DOL's Investigative Powers Limited: In re Volt Management
Posted on 21 Jun 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, v. Volt Management, June 16, 2016 - "The Administrator of the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (the Administrator) initiated this matter after Sergey Nefedyev complained of wages... Read More

How a Single Complaint Can Lead to an H-1B Investigation - Cora-Ann V. Pestaina
Posted on 31 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cora-Ann V. Pestaina, Dec. 31, 2015 - " A recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), is worth noting as it addressed the issue of how much latitude... Read More

DOL Wage & Hour Investigates Extortion Against Immigrants in Florida
Posted on 10 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Given the facts that the Wage and Hour Division has preliminary established during its investigation of the employer, there is reason to believe that Mr. Barreno, and others like him, were victims of witness tampering under 18 U.S.c. Section 1512... Read More

Immigration Is Watching
Posted on 18 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most users of social media sites probably think only their Facebook friends view what they post. But not everyone uses social media to share family photos or helpful hints about where to get the best haircut. Government agents also use these... Read More

The story behind 'Lost in Detention'
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Workshop requested data going back a decade about people held by the U.S. government for deportation, including detainee names, when and where individuals were booked in and booked out of detention, and what prompted their arrest. We asked... Read More

Fresh Round of I-9 'Desktop Raids' Targets Hiring of Unauthorized Workers
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Homeland Security, continuing its crackdown on employers who hire [unauthorized] immigrants, has ordered hundreds of companies in recent weeks to submit their hiring records for inspection. This year's first "silent... Read More

Dallas Immigration Officer Retires, Investigation Pending
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The top federal immigration officer in Dallas has been on leave since March 16 and will retire on March 31 amid an investigation about money seized from detainees. No reason was given for the retirement of Nuria Prendes, who... Read More

FBI to Review Texas 'Rain of Death' Shooting; DPS Chase Stats Appalling
Posted on 3 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Texas DPS chief on Friday asked federal agents to review the deaths of two Guatemalan immigrants, killed last week when a state trooper opened fire on a smuggling vehicle near La Joya. The Texas Rangers will hand over their investigation to... Read More