President Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan to be Announced Thursday Night

President Barack Obama will unveil his immigration reform plan on Thursday evening at 8 pm.  The plan could potentially affect millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Obama said, “Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Washington has allowed the problem to fester for far too long. ...
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President Obama’s Proposals to Fix Our Immigration System

Today, President Obama released a fact sheet that includes proposals he believes should be included in commonsense immigration reform.  This comes on the heels of an immigration reform plan agreed to by a bi-partisan group of Senators yesterday. Could immigration reform really happen this time around?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s encouraging to see our politicians finally making...
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Be Alert for a New Immigration Phone Scam

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has received reports of a potential scam aimed at aliens.  In this scam, a person purporting to be a USCIS officer calls the alienAny person not a citizen or nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state of the United States., asks for verification of his or her name and address, and says that there is a discrepancy with the alienAny...
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Breaking News – DHS to Offer Immigration Relief to DREAMers!

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children who do not present a risk to nationalA person owing permanent allegiance to a state security or public safety, and meet several key criteria, will be considered for relief from removalThe expulsion of an alien from the United States. This expulsion may be...
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North Carolina Passes E-Verify Law

Recently, North Carolina passed a new law that would make E-Verify, a Federal employment verification program, mandatory for all businesses.  Under the new law, cities, counties and businesses that employ 25 or more workers will have to use the electronic verification system. The law will be phased in as follows: October 2011 – cities and counties October 2012 – companies with more than 500...
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ICE Targets 1000 Firms with I-9 Audit Notices

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced it will notify 1,000 employers that it will audit their hiring records to determine compliance with employment eligibility verification laws.  These Notices of Inspection (NOIs) often request I-9 documentation, payroll records, copies of immigration filings, copies of Social Security Administration communications requesting corrections,...
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