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Supreme Court Reverses ID Theft Ruling; DHS Targets Employers

May 5, 2009
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Justices rule that an immigrant could not be charged with aggravated identity theft if he wasn’t aware he was using a U.S. citizen’s information. Days before, the DHS issued new work-site enforcement guidelines targeting employers.
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SHRM-Backed Bill Launches Employment Verification Debate

April 23, 2009
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The legislation mandates that all employers sign up for the Electronic Employment Verification System, which is based on the new-hire system used in each state to enforce child support payments. About 90 percent of employers use the new-hire system already.
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E-Verify Mandate for Federal Contracts Delayed Again

April 17, 2009
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For the second time since President Barack Obama was inaugurated, the Department of Homeland Security has delayed a regulation that would significantly expand a government-run electronic employment verification system.
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H-1B Visas Applications to Decline, Target Existing Workers

April 1, 2009
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Applications for visas for highly skilled immigrants are expected to decline due to the recession, but technology companies maintain that foreign-born students represent a small but crucial part of the talent pool they must tap to remain competitive.
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C-Suite February

March 18, 2009
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C-Suite February
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Budget Extends E-Verify Program Through September

March 12, 2009
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The federal budget signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday, March 11, reauthorized the E-Verify immigration database. Federal contractors will have to use E-Verify beginning May 21.
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Obama Budget Plan Raises Employer Issues

February 27, 2009
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The $3.5 trillion budget unveiled Thursday includes proposals to reform health care, expand unemployment benefits and require employers to automatically enroll workers in retirement accounts.
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Cut From Stimulus, E-Verify Likely to Resurface in Immigration Debate

February 20, 2009
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The author of the bill that established E-Verify was angry that it did not survive in the $787 billion stimulus package, asserting it was ‘stripped out of the bill without discussion or debate.’
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