There will be a luncheon on “Regional Competitiveness and Latino Integration: Developing Our Workforce,” from noon-2 p.m. next Friday, March 12, at the World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Portland, Ore. (Directions.) Keynote speakers will include Oregon Speaker of the House Dave Hunt and Portland mayor Sam Adams. Additionally, OAN secretary Gary Furr of […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last week that more than 25,000 additional H-2B guest worker visas are now available for the 2009 filing period. Petitions will be accepted immediately. The agency had announced way back in January that all 66,000 visas allocated for fiscal 2009 were already spoken for, nine months before the […]
Yesterday, we promised you analysis. Today, here it is. Labor law attorney Ron Guerra takes a look at how the end of the No Match Rule – and the administration’s concurrent support for the E-Verify program – will affect employers.
When the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (under the Bush Administration) announced its Social Security No Match Rule in August 2007, there was immediate concern about its unfair and far-reaching impacts on employers and workers. The rule intended to crack down on illegal workers, and employers who knowingly hire them, by requiring employers to take […]
The Department of Homeland Security division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week announced a change in focus in its immigration enforcement efforts. While the Bush Administration staged workplace raids in which illegal workers were arrested, the Obama Administration will stage immigration audits at workplaces instead, with the intent of fining and prosecuting offending employers. […]
The senior U.S. senator from New York – and third-ranking Democrat in the Senate – indicated last week that he would like to scrap the controversial E-Verify system for checking employment eligibility, and replace it with something else: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on immigration, faulted the government system, known […]
President Obama is holding a meeting today to “launch a policy conversation” on immigration reform. CNN reports: The meeting comes less than a week after the president reiterated his commitment to passing comprehensive immigration reform that paves the way for citizenship for millions of undocumented workers. On Friday, Obama told a Hispanic audience that the […]
From a commentary by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.): According to a recent poll of 1,000 voters by the Benenson Strategy Group, more than eight in 10 Democratic, Republican and independent voters support Congress passing comprehensive reform, as do 86 percent of voters who are undecided on the 2010 congressional race. Only 14 percent oppose […]