Immigration Law

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Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')
Posted on 5 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity”... Read More

Tags: balca , worksite , kowalski , faq , H-2B

ICE Immigration Enforcement Efforts Reach Less Than 0.02% of U.S. Employers - CRS Report
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Despite the increases in recent years ... the number of Final Orders for civil money penalties remains very low relative to the number of U.S. employers. Employers receiving Final Orders in FY2014, as shown in Table 1, represent less than .02% of... 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

Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures
Posted on 9 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new guidance on immigration-related worksite enforcement. Under the guidelines, DHS “will use all available civil and administrative tools, including civil fines and debarment, to penalize... Read More

Shifting Gears, Trump Administration Launches High-Profile Worksite Immigration Enforcement Operations - MPI
Posted on 25 Jan 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

MPI, Jan. 24, 2018 - "In January 2018, the Trump administration carried out its largest immigration action yet against a U.S. employer, with hundreds of federal immigration agents descending upon 98 stores in the 7-Eleven chain in 17 states and the... Read More

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

Feds to Step Up Immigration Enforcement at Job Sites in 2018
Posted on 28 Dec 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Daniel Connolly, Commercial Appeal, Dec. 27, 2017 - "The federal government plans to increase job site immigration enforcement actions across Tennessee in 2018, said Robert Hammer, a high-ranking enforcement official. Workplace immigration investigations... Read More