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The story behind 'Lost in Detention'

"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 for this information in several Freedom of...

Immigration Is Watching

"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 sites to carry out investigations." - California...

Warning: Employers Revisited by ICE for Past I-9 Mistakes

"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 re-visited by Special Agents to confirm that...

Dallas Immigration Officer Retires, Investigation Pending

"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 headed the detention and removal unit at the ICE...

Fresh Round of I-9 'Desktop Raids' Targets Hiring of Unauthorized Workers

"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 raids" haven't been publicly announced...

FBI to Review Texas 'Rain of Death' Shooting; DPS Chase Stats Appalling

"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 federal agents upon completion, according to Texas...

DOL Wage & Hour Investigates Extortion Against Immigrants in Florida

"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 and of extortion under Florida Statute 836.05. ...

How a Single Complaint Can Lead to an H-1B Investigation - Cora-Ann V. Pestaina

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 the DOL has to investigate an H-1B employer’s...

DOL's Investigative Powers Limited: In re Volt Management

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 he hadn’t been paid. Nefedyev had been admitted...