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Feb 18, 2020

Construction E-Verify May Force Some Companies Out

David Spaulding

Due to shortages in the labor market, employers for highly skilled positions have lowered minimum qualifications. Less skilled laborers are able to move more easily between manufacturing and construction jobs. New immigration policies may force some construction companies out.

Oct 18, 2019

Kansas V. Garcia is Before the U.S. Supreme Court... This is One to Watch

David Spaulding

On August 26, 2012, Ramiro Garcia, an undocumented immigrant working under an assumed Social Security Number, was stopped for speeding. Garcia knew he faced immigration consequences, but he likely didn’t expect to be prosecuted for identity theft. The question before the Supreme Court of the United States is whether states can use information reported on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”) to prosecute identity theft cases. Learn more in this blog.

Sep 17, 2019

Social Security Administration (SSA) Programs Present Challenges to Employers Which Rely Upon Unauthorized Workers

David Spaulding

When we talk about immigration enforcement, we are usually talking about the three “sister” agencies: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We may not easily see the role that agencies like the Social Security Administration (SSA) play in immigration enforcement; yet, the Trump Administration is enforcing a wide field of laws in ways that will likely impact potentially undocumented immigrants and, by extension, their employers. Learn more.

Aug 23, 2019

Worksite Employment Raids Point to the Employer Need to Take Preemptive Action

David Spaulding

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) conducted one of its largest immigration raids, arresting 680 foreign nationals who appeared to the government to be workers without authorization. By the end of the week, ICE agents had arrested more than 850 people in Mississippi alone. Learn more in this blog.