California's Mi Pueblo chain, catering to Latinos, was founded by an illegal immigrant. So the company's announcement that it will participate in a worker immigration-status program has spurred anger.
Alabama’s HB 56 was already the harshest state immigration law in the nation. But new revisions took new steps toward making life for the state’s immigrants even more difficult.
As of Monday, a provision in a controversial citywide ordinance in Fremont, Nebraska, will require some 3,000 businesses to use E-Verify to check the work eligibility of potential employees.
Democrats are counting on enthusiastic support from Hispanics to propel them to victory one year from now, even though a lack of progress on immigration reform under President Obama and increasingly harsh rhetoric from Republicans has left many Hispanics disenchanted with both parties.
E-Verify has made it harder to find enough workers for many farm jobs, especially during spring growing season. Though the U.S. unemployment rate is stalled above 9 percent, business owners say few native-born workers are willing to do tough jobs, leading employers to hire immigrants.
To accelerate job growth, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that prevents local government from forcing employers to use the often-criticized E-Verify system to check immigration status on employees.
What will the effects of Georgia’s anti-immigrant law be on the state? We already have a sense of just how devastating H.B. 87 will be to Georgia’s economy with evidence trickling in that migrant workers are bypassing the state because of its immigration law.
Two bills in Congress would gut the H-2A visa program, replacing it with one more open to abuses.
A growing chorus of conservatives is hammering a Republican proposal requiring businesses to verify the legal status of the workers they hire.
Arizona’s immigration laws were designed to drive undocumented immigrants out of the state by levying punishments on Arizona businesses that hire undocumented immigrants. The laws seem to have accomplished this immediate goal, but they have done so at the expense of Arizona’s economic recovery.
California is poised to nullify immigration enforcement ordinances in about a half dozen Inland Empire cities – and to continue to buck a national trend – by restricting the use of E-Verify, the national online database used to check the immigration status of workers.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up legislation tomorrow that, while advertised as vital to fighting illegal immigration, in reality will move America closer to a form of national ID and will put the feds in even greater control of businesses across the country.
What it will cost employers, employees, and taxpayers.
A group calling itself Keep Conservatives United has come up with a radio spot that will start airing on stations across South Carolina, THE AD MAKES it clear that Michelle Bachmann wants to crack down on all those foreigners in this country, while saying that Rick Perry as the governor of a border state is somehow at fault for letting them in.