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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

by Burr & Forman on

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

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

California Employers Must Comply With Additional Obligations to Protect Immigrant Employees

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Effective January 1, 2018, public and private employers in the state of California will be required to provide employees with prior notice of any federal immigration enforcement action, among other obligations....more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

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

Increased Immigration Worksite Enforcement Looming in 2018

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The days of speculation may have ended. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director recently made clear that Form I-9 audits and worksite enforcement actions will surge in the coming year....more

Window On Washington - This Week in the Nation's Capital - Vol. 1, Issue 32

by Clark Hill PLC on

House Narrowly Passes 2018 Budget Resolution: The House passed the Senate’s version of the budget resolution by a vote of 216-212 allowing Republicans to begin their work on tax reform. The budget resolution calls for...more

Immigration Law Update

by Clark Hill PLC on

On October 17, 2017, acting ICE Director, Thomas Homan, said during a presentation at the Heritage Foundation that the agency will increase worksite immigration enforcement in the coming months by "four or five times." He...more

Targeted ICE Investigations ~ in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Following a six year investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit issued a statement confirming a guilty plea on September 28, 2017 by Asplundh Tree Experts,...more

ICE Acting Director Confirms Plans For Significantly Higher Worksite Enforcement Activity

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

When President Donald Trump issued his first immigration executive orders in January, enforcement was a primary focus. With the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, it was clear that the Administration plans to...more

California Governor Signs Bill Restricting “ICE” Access To Worksites

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 450 into law. This bill requires a warrant for employers to allow immigration enforcement agents to enter a worksite. Background- Current law...more

New Law Governs Immigrant Worksite Enforcement Actions in California

by Littler on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 450 (“AB 450”), imposing new requirements for public and private employers regarding immigration worksite enforcement actions by Immigration...more

Under Pressure: Form I-9 Compliance Increasingly Important as ICE Quadruples Workplace Enforcement

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced during a speech at the Heritage Foundation that he has instructed ICE to increase immigration enforcement at workplaces by four to five...more

ICE Director Confirms Significant Increase in Workplace Immigration Enforcement

by Baker Donelson on

Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency has plans to increase workplace immigration enforcement. In a speech to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Homan...more

New California Laws Provide Protections To Immigrant Employees

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 bills essentially making California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act (SB 54) aims to protect undocumented immigrants living in California. Brown...more

President Trump Sets Showdown on Federal Budget and DACA, Seeks Much Stricter Immigration Enforcement

In a letter provided to Congress on Sunday, the White House set out a list of immigration policies and programs that it wants put into place in order to make a deal on extending DACA, the program that allows undocumented...more

Targeted ICE Investigations - in it for the Long Haul with Record $95 Million Plea Deal for I-9 Violations

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a record $95 million plea deal for I-9 immigration violations following a six year investigation, the outcome for a Pennsylvania company with operations nationwide serves as a reminder of the federal...more

ICE Raids Philadelphia in Operation Safe City. Over 100 Arrested.

Federal immigration officials conducted sweeping raids in 10 cities across the United States last week in what Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) dubbed “Operation Safe City.” The enforcement actions targeted cities and...more

ICE Levies Largest Settlement Ever: Asplundh Tree Expert Co. To Pay 95 Million Dollars

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Asplundh Tree Expert Co., one of the largest privately owned corporations in the country, with 30,000 employees and 3.5 billion in annual sales, according to Forbes, has been ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine...more

Historic $95M Fine Issued Against Company for Hiring Undocumented Workers

by Baker Donelson on

Asplundh Tree Expert Company has been ordered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to pay $95 million in fines and civil penalties after admitting to employing undocumented immigrants. The penalty is the largest ever...more

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