Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

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    The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) is a federal law that regulates the employment of foreign workers. It designates which workers are legal to hire and tells employers how to verify the legality of workers. It also prohibits discrimination against job applicants and employees based on national origin or citizenship. Under IRCA,...

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    Employers that recruit foreign workers to fill a position in the United States must ensure that the individual has obtained authorization to work in the U.S. to satisfy immigration laws. In appropriate circumstances, this can be accomplished by the employer sponsoring, and obtaining approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration...

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    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it will conduct 25,000 onsite inspections of employers with foreign employees during this fiscal year. That's almost 20,000 more H-1B inspections than the previous fiscal year! And employers are already being targeted. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced...
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    On July 1, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed 652 U.S. businesses that agents would be auditing their I-9s and other hiring records. And just this April, the Obama administration issued new guidelines for ICE agents to change the enforcement focus to employers. Learn what action you can take NOW to keep ICE from targeting your...
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      Just this February, ICE raided a small, family-owned engine manufacturing shop in Bellingham, Washington and made 28 arrests. Such guerilla-style enforcement tactics were par for the course under the Bush administration. Will ICE raids, arrests, and fines continue under the new President's watch? Learn what type of immigration enforcement...
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