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Well, He Wrote Me a Letter: USCIS Provides Update on Initiatives under the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order

In April 2017, three months after taking office, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, which confirmed that his administration would be taking a tough stance on business immigration,...more

2018 Worksite Enforcement Investigations by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Already Double 2017 Total

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With more than four (4) months left in the federal government's 2018 fiscal year, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week reported it had already doubled the number of audits that it conducted during the entire...more

ICE Worksite Enforcement Increases as Promised During Fiscal Year 2018

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s former acting Director, Thomas Homan, indicated last fall that he wanted to quadruple worksite enforcement, and ICE is on track to do so. ICE recently announced it performed 3,510...more

Compliance News Flash

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Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization....more

Number Of Government Enforcement Investigations Doubles

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ICE announced its enforcements investigations in the last seven months have already doubled last year’s total. Since October 2017, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) opened 3,510 worksite investigations,...more

The ICE-Man Cometh: How to Avoid Becoming the Next Immigration Raid Headline

Last October, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), announced that 2018 would see a significant increase in worksite related investigations. He pledged a four-fold increase in...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Justice Department Delays Decision to Revoke Legal Fund for Immigrants, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

The Department of Justice, Reversing Course, Allows a Legal Funding Program for Poor Immigrants to Continue - Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...more

D.C. District Court Rebuffs DACA Rescission

On April 24, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Declaring...more

Is an Audit in Your Future? Best Practices and Advice for I-9 Compliance

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Late last year, Tom Homan, the Acting Director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), stated that he instructed his agency to dramatically increase the number of I-9 audits targeting U.S. employers....more

Critical Action Steps for Employer Compliance During ICE Raid

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Miles & Stockbridge lawyer Sufen Zhang covers steps employers can take to prepare for a potential enforcement action by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Federal Court Blocks White House from Punishing Sanctuary Cities, Florida Businesses Oppose Mandatory...

Los Angeles Federal Court Bars White House From Punishing Sanctuary Cities - On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Manuel Real ruled that the Department of Justice could not give special treatment to cities...more

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

ICE Raids Tennessee Meatpacking Plant, Apprehends And Detains Dozens

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In what appears to be the largest worksite enforcement raid under the current administration, ICE arrested 97 immigrants at a meatpacking plant in Tennessee. Eighty-six of the people apprehended were arrested on immigration...more

The Weekly Round-Up: White House Proposes Cuts to Government Benefits for Immigrants, Temporary Protection for Liberians, and New...

President Trump Proposal Severely Limits Government Benefits for Immigrants - A leaked proposed rule from the White House, if instituted, would deny almost all public benefits for non-American citizens, including certain...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Spending Bill Leaves Unanswered Questions on Immigration, Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Visas, and...

Proposed Budget Leaves Much Unanswered on Immigration - Congress released a proposed omnibus budget on Wednesday that addresses certain immigration issues but leaves many of the most important issues unaddressed. What...more

The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Spokesperson Resigns, Citing “Falsehoods;” H-2B Seasonal Worker Program Receives Increased Scrutiny; and...

Justice Department Sues California - On Monday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson, James Schwab, announced his resignation, stating that he did not “want to perpetuate misleading facts” posited by...more

Recent Updates On Immigrant Protection Legislation Under The Trump Administration

States, counties and municipalities are all passing legislation opposing the Trump administration's crackdown on the undocumented. The latest includes Westchester County, New York, which approved a bill on March 12 protecting...more

Web Exclusive: February 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first two months...more

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employer's Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

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On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450), among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Department of Justice Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities,” USCIS Likely to Suspend Speedy Processing for...

Justice Department Sues California - On Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of California, as well as Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General of the State Xavier...more

New Jersey County Withdraws from Controversial Federal Immigration Enforcement Program

Last week, Hudson County, New Jersey, officials announced the county’s withdrawal from a controversial immigration enforcement agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), known as the “287(g) Program.” Under the...more

ICE Storm: Immigration Compliance Threats To The Hospitality Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s no secret that immigration compliance is a priority to the Trump administration, so the recent announcement that it expects the number of worksite investigations to quadruple in coming years should come as no surprise....more

Federal Government Challenges California’s “Sanctuary State” Status

Yesterday, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento, naming California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants, and claiming that California’s proclaimed...more

The Plot Thickens: Trump Administration Sues California Over New Immigration Laws, Including AB 450

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The ever-escalating dispute between the Trump Administration and the State of California over immigration policy is starting to resemble a Shakespearean drama. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at an appearance...more

Compliance News Flash

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash, brought to you each Friday. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important...more

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