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Articles Tagged: E-Verify

AILA’s 8 Points from the Senate Immigration Bill

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On Tuesday, the bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” Earlier today, AILA issued this press release commending the Senators for their work on the bill. Below are eight initial points of interest pulled from the bill’s provisions. AILA continues […]

Important Immigration Programs Extended

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By:  John Nicholas Mandalakas* The EB – 5 Regional Center , E-Verify Program, Special Nonminister Religious Worker, and Conrad state 30 J-1 Visa programs were approved for a three year extension late on Friday, September28. The EB – 5 Regional Center program allows immigrants who invest 500,000 -1,000,000 in ‘regional centers’ which provide at least […]

The Legal Workforce Act – The latest debate over E-Verify

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On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), proposed the Legal Workforce Act (HR 2164).  The bill would make it mandatory for nearly all businesses in the United States to verify the status of new workers through a government electronic database known as E-Verify.  If it becomes law, employers with […]

The “Business Death Penalty”

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By William Shwayri (law student Intern at Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates, PC) On May 26, in a 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a controversial Arizonan immigration law that critics believe amounts to a “business death penalty.”  The Court’s decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting is part of the wider debate in the effort […]

California Farmers Concerned About E-Verify

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“Farmers are growing increasingly concerned about a federal employment verification program that could have vast implications for local agriculture, Santa Cruz County’s top industry. Some Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have called for expanding a Department of Homeland Security program known as e-Verify, which allows employers to immediately check, electronically, a worker’s employment […]