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Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

Don’t Want to Be the Next 7-Eleven? Focus on I-9 Compliance

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has not been coy about the purpose of its January 10 raid on some one hundred independently-owned 7-Eleven franchises around the country. The agency’s press statement about the raid said...more

U.S. ICE Announces Plans for More Raids on Businesses

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents targeted 98 7-Eleven stores and arrested 21 undocumented workers in raids last week. In a public statement, Thomas D. Horman, ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official...more

Is DACA Really Back? Yes, DACA is Back! Immediate Action is Necessary to Preserve DACA Privileges.

Following last week’s temporary federal court order stopping the Trump Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pending the outcome of the underlying litigation, United States Citizenship &...more

Following A Long Thaw, ICE Returns With Increased Worksite Enforcement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: “ICE will enforce the law, and if you are found to be breaking the law, you will be held accountable.” Referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) early morning raids at nearly a hundred...more

Now We Know the Government Means Business: Prepare for an ICE Raid

by Barley Snyder on

The federal government has done everything but release a road map of what businesses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will raid to weed out illegal immigrants during President Donald Trump’s term of presidency....more

ICE Announces Enforcement Priorities, Raids Nearly 100 7-Eleven Stores

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On January 10, 2018 ICE issued a press release setting forth its three-pronged approach to worksite enforcement compliance: “compliance, through I-9 inspections, civil fines and referrals for debarment; enforcement, through...more

Nationwide 7-Eleven Immigration Raids Herald New Worksite Enforcement Strategy

by Fisher Phillips on

Slurpees are not the only ICE-y things being served at 7-Eleven these days. For the second time in five years, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided dozens of 7-Eleven stores across the country in search of...more

EMPLOYERS BEWARE, AND BE READY: How To Prepare For An ICE Raid

On Wednesday morning, officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement inspected nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country, and arrested 21 employees for being illegally present in the United States. This is...more

First Major Worksite Enforcement Action of 2018 Targets 100 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide in a Sign of What Business Can Expect under...

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On January 10 Department of Homeland Security agents raided 100 7-Eleven stores nationwide as part of an effort to ensure employees' legal work authorization in the United States. This week’s raids stemmed from a 2013...more

2018 Begins With Early Signs of Increased Worksite Enforcement Action

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As it signaled in late 2017, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative arm) began 2018 with an increased emphasis on targeting employers and unauthorized employees...more

California's New Form I-9 Laws Probably Affect You, Too

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Several of our clients have operations in California and their HR teams are often tasked with supporting facilities and employees that are based in California. Yet another important California difference is what employers...more

Three-Step Path to Citizenship Gives Hope to Undocumented Immigrants

by Ronald Shapiro on

July 28 saw the introduction of the American Hope Act of 2017. The bill is intended to provide protection from deportation and the opportunity to gain permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S....more

California Imposes New Rules on Employers in Worksite Enforcement Actions

by BakerHostetler on

With clear indications from the Trump administration that worksite immigration enforcement is near the top of the agenda for 2018, the state of California has taken a pre-emptive step to protect workers who may be affected....more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – December, 2017 #2

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: As principal of an elementary school, I welcomed a new family to our school at the beginning of the school year. Mom and dad enrolled their eight-year-old son and their six-year-old daughter last...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: McDonald’s Supplier Loses Millions of Dollars Following Immigration Raid, Actor Reveals Undocumented...

McDonald’s Bakery Supplier Reeling After Raid by Immigration Officers - Three months ago, the Cloverhill Bakery on the west side of Chicago, a major supplier of hamburger buns to McDonald’s located, was raided by...more

Making a Case for Sanctuary Hospitals

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution in its House of Delegates, opposing the presence of federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers....more

Labor & Employment E-Note - November 2017

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It seems that almost every day, another high-profile executive, politician or celebrity has now been accused of scandalous sexual harassment directed at subordinate employees. This topic not only increases news ratings, its...more

Deportation and Employment Enforcement Likely to Increase with Nomination of New Director for ICE

Worksite immigration enforcement is likely to increase dramatically in the near future, and employers should make a thorough review of their hiring and employment practices to ensure they are compliant with federal laws and...more

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: New Jersey’s New Governor, Federal Court Challenges to Immigration Enforcement, Global Increase in...

– New Jersey’s New Governor. On Tuesday, Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to become the next governor of the State of New Jersey. Throughout the campaign, Murphy stressed his desire to...more

ICE Director: “We’re Taking Work Site Enforcement Very Hard This Year.” Promises to Significantly Increase the Immigration...

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation, Thomas Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), echoed the Administration’s immigration enforcement focus on employers as a crucial part of curbing...more

Employers Should Prepare Now for Increased ICE Enforcement

by Littler on

Increased immigration enforcement and a reduction in illegal entry into the United States remain among the Trump administration's highest priorities. Notably, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan has reportedly ordered Homeland...more

National Origin Discrimination: California to up the Ante

by LeClairRyan on

Remember the travel ban? The Wall? Ramped up deportations? California is moving to counter and guard against potential negative employment consequences for foreign-born workers and more. The California Department of Fair...more

California Shields Workers From Immigration Enforcement While On The Job

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Effective January 1, 2018, new obligations will be imposed on California employers to shield their employees from immigration enforcement efforts in the workplace. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 450 along with Senate Bill 54,...more

AB 450: California’s Law of Unintended Immigration Consequences

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s new law, Assembly Bill 450, signed by Governor Brown on October 5, and effective January 1, 2018, imposes several new immigration-related duties on California employers and the potential for...more

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