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Immigration Daily December 10, 2007
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Focus

Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics

ILW.COM is pleased to announce "Conquering The Tsunami: Employer Enforcement Hot Topics", with discussion leader Cynthia Lange, the noted national scholar and expert in this area of immigration law. The curriculum for the 3-part phone seminar series is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on December 20th: Practical Aspects of E-verify, State Enforcement of Immigration Laws and Preemption

  • How does E-verify work and how does an employer decide to participate?
  • Which states have passed Employer Sanctions legislation and what do the laws cover?
  • Are employees outside the state subject to the rules?
  • Has there been any enforcement action and what role does Federal preemption play?
SECOND Phone Session on January 24th: Developing Company Policy in light of the New I-9, No Match Letter controversy, OSC and ICE investigations and workers rights
  • The New I-9 form and reduced documents
  • How has the No-match litigation and the government's response affected employer's "constructive knowledge"
  • How should employers/workers respond to a mistaken no match triggered by basic pilot or Social Security
  • What are the recent investigations and charges is OSC involved in?
  • Do employers have responsibility to protect individual worker's rights in anticipating federal enforcement programs?
THIRD Phone Session on February 7th: ICE Enforcement and Criminal Prosecution - What every employer needs to know
  • Case stories of ICE enforcement actions
  • What can you do to prepare?
  • What rights do employers and employees have?
  • Cooperating with government - how far to go?
  • How to handle workers you think are unauthorized
The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, December 18th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2007. shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/december2007.pdf).


Article

The Passport: The History Of Man's Most Travelled Document
Patsy Baudoin writes "The passport and its precursors evolved in countries whose boundaries shifted with war and other territorial redesigns, and The Passport takes us back to its earliest incarnations in Egypt and the Roman Empire."

Working For A Better Life: A Profile Of Immigrants In The NYS Economy
David Dyssegaard Kallick et. al for The Fiscal Policy Institute answers the following questions "What role do immigrants play in the New York State economy? How about in upstate New York? In the downstate suburbs? In New York City? What countries do immigrants come from? Where do they work? How well are they doing? in their recent report.

To submit an Article for consideration, write to editor@ilw.com.


News

USCIS Releases Latest H Visa Cap Count
USCIS released its "Current Cap Count for Non-Immigrant Worker Visas for Fiscal Year 2008" showing that H2B visas remain available.


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comingsNgoings

Readers can share their professional announcements (100-words or fewer at no charge), email: editor@ilw.com. Readers interested in learning about featuring your event or conference in Immigration Daily, see here. To feature your newsletter in Immigration Daily, see here.

Immigration Event - Cambridge, MA
"Population movements, forced migration, and national security". The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration. 5:30-7pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, MIT Center for International Studies, 292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA. http://web.mit.edu/cis/seminar_2007_fall2.pdf. Speaker: Kelly Greenhill, Tufts University. Contact: Sukanya Krishnan, (617) 253-3848 or sukanya@mit.edu.


Letters

Readers are welcome to share their comments, email: editor@ilw.com (300-words or fewer preferred). Many letters to the Editor refer to past correspondence, available in our archives.

Dear Editor:
Like many hundreds of thousands of folks waiting on the USCIS/FBI name check clearance to become legal permanent residents, I am confused as to what is being achieved there in with these name checks if it is going to take so long. They claim it is for national security however, I think if someone wants to do harm to the country and are trying to become legal permanent residents, they would have all the time in the world - while USCIS/FBI are dragging the name check - to do whatever harm they intend while living freely within these borders. Congress needs to step in and provide the resources needed for the FBI to automate this process as soon as possible. If name checks involve contacts with countries of origin, I can see where certain nationals may not be lucky enough to get the checks completed as fast as others. Then the problem lies outside the realms of the FBI or USCIS. USCIS should also endeavor to be more upfront wit their customers. They should provide enough information to new applicants such that hopes are not help high only to be devastated with unending waits on name checks. Something has got to give sooner rather than later, most will agree. Thank you for the time and space. Keep up the good work.

Bamba J


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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X


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