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Immigration Attorney Carrie Rosenbaum Analyzes Federal Pre-Emption and 3rd Circuit Decision on Hazelton Anti-Immigrant Housing and Employment Ordinances

In this Analysis, Carrie Rosenbaum explains Lozano v. City of Hazleton , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 18835 (3d Cir. Pa. Sept. 9, 2010) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], the long-awaited Third Circuit decision on the City of Hazleton's...

At Its 25th Anniversary, IRCA's Legacy Lives On

"On November 6, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA). The law, which is best known for connecting strengthened immigration enforcement with legalization provisions for unauthorized immigrants, marked a significant milestone in immigration...

OSC Update Newsletter: IRCA 25th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) investigates and prosecutes allegations of national origin and citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment or referral for a fee, as well as unfair documentary practices during the...

Immigration Magnetized, Privatized and Depersonalized

"By privatizing immigration enforcement as a date-of-hire requirement foisted on employers, but not making identity verification essentially foolproof through the creation and distribution of a national ID card, Congress doomed IRCA to fail. In effect, federal lawmakers forced the nation's...

Minn. Ct. App. on IRCA, preemption, I-9s, perjury: Reynua

"The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), 8 U.S.C. § 1324a (2006), preempts state prosecution of a job applicant for perjury or forgery involving the I-9 federal form for employment-eligibility verification." - State v. Reynua, Dec. 5, 2011 .

Amnesty Americans: Six Immigrants' Stories

Reporter Liz Goodwin profiles six people who benefited from the 1986 Reagan amnesty, IRCA: - Introduction - From 'Dreamer' to Teacher: Maria Hernandez

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...

IRCA in Retrospect: Guideposts for Today’s Immigration Reform

"The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was an important milestone in U.S. immigration history, representing the first and most comprehensive legislation to take on the issue of illegal immigration to the United States. Like all major legislation, IRCA was based on imperfect knowledge...

CA9 Limits Hernandez-Arias (Admission; IRCA)

"The opinion filed on March 21, 2014 is hereby amended as follows: Following page 12, first full paragraph, the following footnote is appended: 3 Our review in this case is confined to the operation of IRCA and its unique implementing regulations. Our disposition of this case does not contradict...

GOP Did Not Complain When Bush Sr. Legalized 1.5 Million in 1990 by Executive Action

"Deferred deportation of unauthorized spouses and children of individuals legalized under 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) ... Bush INS Commissioner issued blanket “ Family Fairness ” policy, and dropped “compelling or humanitarian factors” requirement in prior...

Wisc. FMLA Protects Undocumented Worker: Burlington Graphic Systems

"Burlington argues that an employer cannot violate the Wisconsin FMLA by discharging an undocumented worker as that worker has no right to employment in the first instance and federal immigration law mandates the discharge. We disagree. Federal immigration law is not an absolute defense to an employer’s...

Drywall Installer Given Probation For Immigration Violations - Law360

Law360, June 6, 2016 - "The first individual in western Washington convicted of repeatedly and knowingly hiring workers who were in the U.S. without permission has been sentenced to a fine and probation in a Washington federal court. David Jones, 47, who pled guilty in February to Immigration Reform...

IRCA Penalties Bumped Up for Inflation (IFR)

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 - "In accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department. DATES: Effective date: This...