Las Vegas Casino Sued by DOJ for Screening Workers

The federal employment verification (I-9) program demands that employers check to ensure that workers are authorized in the US. The program requires employers to check employment authorization and to keep records available for immigration authorities to confirm that the checks have taken place. However, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department in Nevada has penalized some …

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Teen Returns to US After Being Temporarily Barred

When leaving and returning to the US, one of the things that travelers are most wary about are any immigration problems which may interrupt their travels. The news is filled with stories of people being detained by border authorities unfairly. While in many cases border authorities are simply trying to keep those in the US …

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Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been working to create a more online environment and to get away from paper-based solutions in order to reduce costs and to become more environmentally-friendly. As part of that effort, the USCIS has recently introduced USCIS ELIS, its online immigration benefits system. USCIS ELIS allows the process of …

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New Bill lures High-Tech Entrepreneurs to the U.S.

Immigration helps many sectors of the economy, including the high-tech sector. The US high-tech sector routinely relies on foreign investment and foreign workers with specialized skills. As a result, that segment of the economy has been one of the loudest to advocate for streamlining and simplifying the immigration process to allow more skilled workers into …

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New Voter Identification Law for Kansans

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach recently stopped in  Pittsburg, Kanass, to explain the controversial new voter ID law in that state. Under the law, the Secure and Fair Elections Act, there are three requirements for voters to cast their ballots. First, voters will need to present government-issued photo ID in order to voter. Secondly, …

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Undocumented Workers Terminated

Undocumented immigration is a hot-button topic today and immigration authorities have been cracking down on undocumented workers, most recently resulting in the dismissal of 41 employees at Apalachicola’s Leavins Seafood. According to the owners of Leavins Seafood, the employers were not able to comply with requirements to provide valid documentation for the 41 Hispanic workers …

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