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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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Posted 1 year ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Pink Driver’s Licenses for NC Immigrants

As the debate over comprehensive immigration reform rages on, states are deciding how they will treat immigrants who are allowed to stay and work in the country but still live in a murky limbo when it comes to legal status. North Carolina has come up with one solution: pink driver’s licenses. As of the end of January, the federal government had accepted nearly 400,000 applications and approved over 150,000 in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The memorandum issued …

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Beware of Notarios [Video]

    Immigrants in Spanish-speaking communities, beware. “Notarios” or fake lawyers are preying on unsuspecting Latinos in the United States. Haga clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. From Dallas, Texas, Lawyers.com reporter Kevin Peters introduces you to one victim, Beronica Mascorro. She paid $1,500 to a fraudulent imposter who pretended to offer legal help and expertise. In many Latin American countries, the term “notarios” signifies a person who is accredited by the government and has a license to …

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Deferred Action for Young, Illegal Immigrants [Podcast]

  Matt:  This is Matt Plessner for Lawyers.com Radio and we’ll be talking about “deferred actions for childhood arrivals” and how this affects you. We’re joined by attorney David Cox of CoxEsq from St. Louis, Missouri.   What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? David: Deferred action for childhood arrivals is the Obama Administration’s attempt to help children who were brought into the United States without any choice of their own because they were minors at the time and don’t …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Immigration Program Explodes After Obama Re-election

Now that President Barack Obama has been reelected, even more young immigrants are applying for reprieve under his administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That’s because Obama and other Democrats have made it an important policy to give a break to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney had vowed to kill the program, according to recent reports. Over 53,000 immigrants have been approved to stay in the United States another …

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