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Federal Contractors Must Use E-Verify Starting 1/15/09

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using E-Verify starting Jan. 15, 2009 to check their employees’ eligibility to work in the U.S. Companies awarded a contract thereafter will be required to enroll in E-Verify within 30 days and begin using the employment verification system to verify that all new hires and current contract-related employees are work eligible.

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Tyson Foods Using E-Verify

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The corporate team at Tyson Foods took a recent plant tour as an opportunity to communicate their hiring practices. The company employs more than 100,000 people with more than $26 billion in sales. With the recent string of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at poultry packing plants, Tyson said it employs only documented workers.

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Poll Reveals NO Mandate for Amnesty

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The Federation for American Immigration Reform had Zogby international conduct a post-election poll and the results show that Americans are against an immigration plan that includes amnesty. The poll revealed that actual voters from the recent election favor tougher enforcement and that amnesty for illegal aliens would "further harm the interests of struggling American workers."

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South Carolina County to Increase Local Enforcement

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Greenville County in South Carolina will join Beaufort and York counties as well as several other municipalities across the country in an effort to increase illegal immigration enforcement. Greenville County Councilman Bob Taylor told the Greenville News that illegal aliens are a burden on schools and health care systems.

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Immigration to go Paperless

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The Bush Administration has launched an initiative with the help of IBM for changing the way immigration applications for visas, citizenship and approval to work in the United States are handled. The five-year, $500 million effort would convert the case-management system for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from paper to electronic.

The new system would allow other federal agencies to access immigration records faster. It would save time from the paper files and reduce the labor-intensive filing system currently in place.

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Nine State Chambers Change Hands

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Tuesday's elections didn't just impact the federal level of government, but it also had a major impact at the state level as well. At least nine different state lawmaking bodies have seen a shift in party control.

The Alaska Senate which was controlled by the Republicans is now a tie. The New York Senate, Delaware House, Ohio House, Wisconsin Assembly and Nevada Senate have all switched from Republican control to the Democrats. Both the Tennessee House and Senate, Montana Senate and Oklahoma Senate have moved from the Democrats from the Republicans.

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ICE's Myers to step down

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers has stepped down according to a statement released by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Her resignation is effective Nov. 15.

"Under Julie's leadership, ICE has undertaken exceptional law enforcement operations with unprecedented results. She has instituted and overseen several key law enforcement programs that have dramatically enhanced the department's efforts to curb illegal immigration and ensure strong enforcement of customs laws," Chertoff said in a written release.

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