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ICE Plays Undercover with Employer

Husband and wife owners of two hotels in Kansas City have been arrested and charged with the following crimes by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): * One count of conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens for personal gain * Five counts of harboring undocumented aliens for personal gain * Four counts of wire fraud A desk clerk…

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“It’s in the Handbook, Man!” I-9 tips from ICE, right at your fingertips

USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers conducted a half-day training at the USCIS District Office in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  USCIS and ICE did a great job.  They presented “something for everyone” regardless of level of expertise in the areas of I-9 and E-Verify.  Employers who attended…

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I Now Have a “Real” Work Permit

Starting August 15, 2012, eligible individuals can submit applications for “deferred action” through the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” process (“DACA”).  Simply put, the DACA process is a method by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prioritizes its resources with respect to enforced removal (“deportation”) of undocumented individuals.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

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How Did We Get Here?

On June 15, 2012, Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security announced that effective immediately that the group of young immigrants known as the “Dreamers” will be eligible to be considered for an interim legal status, “deferred action.”    Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner. But they…