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The Costs to Employers of E-Verify: It is Free, But How Affordable Is It?

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. This piece can help attorneys advise clients on an...

7-Eleven Stores Raided in Human Smuggling Probe, Indictments Unsealed

"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. Most of the defendants were arrested early Monday...

Bosses in Phoenix Car Wash Chain Held in Immigration Case

"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 agents swarmed 16 locations associated...

Judge Blocks Arpaio's Workplace Raids, Arizona Statute Enjoined

"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 rights group, argues that the laws are unconstitutional...

Feds Charge Texas Immigration Scammer - Law360

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 in Louisiana this year and offered the immigrants...

CA9 on CIMT, Identity Theft: Linares-Gonzalez v. Lynch

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 of removal in part because their convictions...

Study: Undocumented Workers Are Often Victims Of Identity Crimes

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 workers are more commonly the victims of identity...