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 regulations.… Read More
– 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 protect the immigrants of New Jersey, including the so-called “Dreamers” who entered the United States at young ages and have been going to school and working in the United States. … Read More
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 immigrants who entered the U.S. as children to the remain in the country. These policies would mark a fundamental shift in immigration laws and enforcement in America.… Read More
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 states that have adopted “immigrant sanctuary” policies, such as refusing to honor ICE detainers or failing to report certain immigration-related information and immigration law violators to federal authorities.
ICE reported that the operation netted over 450 immigrant arrests across the 10 cities, with Philadelphia at the top of the 10-targeted cities list with 107 arrests.… Read More
The Catholic News Service (“CNS”) reported a new study that assessed the economic impact of the administration’s plans related to removing individuals in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
TPS is a program that began nearly three decades ago to provide a reprieve from deportation to individuals from several federally designated countries that are recovering from a conflict or natural disaster. … Read More
With the Administration’s plan to build a huge wall along the United States-Mexican border stalled without funding and with waning support, the White House has increasingly shifted its immigration enforcement to employers. Most of the 15,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers expected to be hired over the next year and beyond are expected to focus on employer immigration law compliance, including random employer inspections to conduct audits of a company’s Form I-9 records, site inspections for undocumented employees, and demands to review private corporate and employee records. … Read More
While President Trump has vowed to strongly enforce the southern border and deportation laws in the United States, states and counties have been picking up sizable portions of the costs for doing so.… Read More
Officials from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) recently concluded a five-week operation, Project Shadowfire, which resulted in the arrest of 1,133 individuals, including 239 foreign nationals, on charges related to international gang activity.
While many of the individuals detained were American citizens, the nature of the operation meant that individuals from a number of other countries were also taken into custody.… Read More