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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration Labor and Employment by John McCarthy  
System to Track Immigrants Needs Major Overhaul [Video]

  Comprehensive immigration reform demands a system that can instantaneously and accurately check an employee’s immigration status. That would require an enormous expansion of the current system, eVerify. In his video news story, Lawyers.com journalist John McCarthy reports that immigration attorneys say without massive improvement, eVerify will inevitably cause even more mistakes in denials of citizenship, inconveniences and unfair hiring practices. Marketa Lindt, a partner at Sidley & Austin in Chicago and a leading authority in immigration and employer enforcement, …

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Can Undocumented Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses?

The ability to drive a car can be essential to many of the tasks of daily life — taking the kids to school, picking up groceries, going to the doctor and, perhaps most importantly, getting to work. Most states do not issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. This leaves immigrants with a difficult choice: meeting their daily needs or risking arrest for driving without a license. A driver’s license also serves as an ID to obtain many essential services and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Immigration Video by Matt H. Mayes  
Mentally Disabled Immigrants Win Legal Representation [VIDEO]

  Jose Antonia Franco-Gonzalez spent nearly five years in detention, separated from his mother after his deportation case was closed. Severe mental impairment prevented him from defending himself. Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes introduces you to Franco-Gonalez, who cannot even speak a complete sentence. But in this landmark court case, a Los Angeles federal judge ruled the U.S. government must provide legal representation for mentally disabled immigrants who cannot afford lawyers and are facing deportation. Franco-Gonzalez’s lawyer, Ahilan Arulanantham, deputy …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Government Immigration by Janet Raasch  
U Visas Protect Crime Victims

People, often  women, illegally in the United States can feel that they must choose between lives of abuse or, if they report a crime, the threat of deportation. As a result, many illegal immigrants suffer silently rather than reporting abuse. This is not necessary. They can petition for a U visa.   U Visa Protections U visas grant victims and their close relatives temporary legal status and work eligibility for at least four years. After three years of living in …

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Posted 2 years ago in gun rights Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Legal Aliens Have Right to Carry Concealed Weapons, Courts Say

A gun rights group is fighting in court to arm legal immigrants, filing lawsuits over the Second Amendment’s application to those who are in the country legally and want to tote weapons. In Nebraska and New Mexico, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) says gun laws that restrict conceal carry permits to U.S. citizens unconstitutionally prohibit legal immigrants from carrying concealed weapons. And judges are agreeing.   One State at a Time  In New Mexico, on Mar. 30, a federal court issued …

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