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California Employer Sues State Over Wage Claims for Illegal Workers

July 24, 2008
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The owner of a downtown Los Angeles sushi restaurant facing wage payment claims by two alleged undocumented workers has launched a novel counterattack by filing a class-action lawsuit against the California labor commissioner for defying federal immigration law.
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States Not Waiting for U.S. Reform

July 21, 2008
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Arizona is not the only state that's fed up with the glacial pace of immigration reform at the federal level. The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that 41 states enacted 170 immigration related laws in 2007. State legislatures were considering another 1,100 immigration related bills in the first quarter of 2008.
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Arizona's Hard Line on Immigration

July 21, 2008
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All eyes are on the Grand Canyon state as it tries to put new restrictions on employers into action. But the toughest reform law in the nation may raise as many issues as it aims to solve—including whether states should even be taking up immigration legislation in the first place.
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Social Security No-match Letters Considered

July 18, 2008
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Because “no-match” letters are often the result of inaccurate or incomplete employer records, employers are advised that, upon receipt of a no-match letter, the employee should be given a reasonable time to investigate the discrepancy.
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Employment Verification Debate Pushed Off to Next Year

July 10, 2008
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With the law establishing a government-run electronic system set to expire in November, Rep. Zoe Lofgren says there is too little time left on the legislative calendar to decide whether to expand, overhaul or end the mechanism known as E-Verify.
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Homeland Security Requires E-Verify for Federal Contractors

June 10, 2008
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Companies doing business with the government would have to use the electronic system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Social Security Administration to prove each person they hire for a contract and each employee who works on it is legal. It’s unclear when the directive goes into effect.
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Suit Filed Over Rule on Foreign Students

June 2, 2008
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New regulations that extend the on-the-job training period for foreign students with science, technology, engineering or mathematics degrees from 12 month to 29 months are said to amount to an end run around the limits of the H-1B program and harm American workers.
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Democrats Decry Immigration Raid at Iowa Processing Plant

May 20, 2008
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Congressional members say the growing emphasis on enforcement, in the absence of broader immigration reform, is leading to inhumane treatment of foreign workers and their families.
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