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Enforcement Crunch Causing Builders to Hire More Black Laborers

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Black laborers in the construction industry used to be the norm, but with the increased migration of Latin Americans, the construction industry slowly became more Latino. Washington D.C. based concrete construction firm Miller & Long once employed a workforce that was 80 percent black, but as those black laborers slowly retired, they were replaced with Latinos, which now make up 71 percent of the company's workers.

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Business Groups Challenging Oklahoma Verification Law

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Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is asking the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for assistance in enforcing a recently passes immigration law that has come under some scrutiny from various business groups. The law requires that employers verify employees, contractors and subcontractors through the federal employment verification system.

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Report Finds Significant Fraud, Rule Violations Under H-1B Program

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A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report made public last week by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) discovered significant evidence of fraud in the H-1B program. USCIS found outright fraud or technical violations in 21% of 246 H-1B applications reviewed. However, as Professor Norm Matloff notes in a corresponding blog, while the fraud discovered in this study is significant, the loopholes in the H-1B program push its “abuse” rate to nearly 100%.

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Former HR Worker Arrested on Identity Fraud Charges

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ICE arrested a former worker in the Pilgrim’s Pride human resources department last week on charges of identification document fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to an ICE news release. The indictment against Hope Anguiano alleges that she and a co-defendant, Lucio Ramirez, conspired to provide identification documents to illegal aliens who did not have proper identification when applying for a job at the Pilgrim’s Pride Mount Pleasant, Texas facility.

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