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10,000 Americans Sign Petition Urging Pres. Trump to Mandate E-Verify

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More than 10,000 Americans signed a petition on the White House website urging Pres. Trump to sign an executive order mandating the use of E-Verify for all employers nationwide. The petition must garner another 90,000 signatures by mid-June before it can be presented to Pres. Trump to sign.

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Worksite Enforcement Doubles During First 6 Months of FY18

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DHS reported yesterday that it made almost four times the number of worksite arrests and conducted more than double the number of investigations within the first six months of FY2018 than it did for all of FY2017. Worksite enforcement reports show that the agency carried out 3,510 worksite investigations, 2,282 audits, 594 criminal arrests and 610 administrative arrests -- significantly more than annual totals for the year before.

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CA Company Will Pay H-1B Workers $173K in Wages

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The Dept. of Labor announced in a statement today that Cloudwick Technologies Inc., a California-based data solutions services company, will pay $173,044 to 12 guest workers in back wages. The announcement comes after an investigation conducted by the department revealed that the company failed to pay employees the wages required by the H-1B program and made illegal deductions from their paychecks.

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MI Company Forced to Pay Wages and Damages to H-2B Workers

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The Department of Labor (DOL) said in a statement Monday that Metropolitan Concrete Corp., a concrete contractor in Sterling Heights, Michigan, must pay a total of $102,808 -- $73,647 in back wages and $29,161 in civil damages -- to H-2B employees it improperly classified in order to get cheap labor.

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Dept. of Labor Denies Employer of H-2B Workers for Not Advertising for American Workers

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This week the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) upheld the Dept. of Labor’s (DOL) decision to deny DDM Hauler Inc.’s request for seasonal H-2B workers. The DOL claims that the employer did not show proof that they had tried to hire American workers first by placing ads in the local newspapers as required.

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LA Company Pays Over $100,000 to American Workers in Discrimination Settlement

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The Dept. of Justice announced that Barrios Street Realty Inc. has paid around $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers as part of their settlement agreement. The settlement is an effort to resolve claims that the Louisiana based company gave preference to foreign H-2B workers and discriminated against Americans workers.

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Mississippi Company Agrees to $1.3M Discriminatory Hiring Settlement

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Howard Industries accepted a $1.3 million settlement agreement in a lawsuit in which four African-American women alleged that the company held discriminatory hiring practices toward non-Hispanics. Agreeing to the settlement allows the company to avoid what was expected to be protracted litigation.

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Texas Company Indicted For Harboring Illegal Aliens, Not Verifying Status

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GPX, a Texas-based seismic surveying company, and a field operations supervisor were indicted for harboring and transporting 19 illegal aliens, and for failing to verify their immigration status. GPX faces a possible maximum fine of $10 million if convicted while the supervisor, Douglas Wiggill, could face a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison and a fine of $5 million.

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Houston-based Tree Company Pays $2 Million Fine for Hiring Illegal-Alien Workers

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ABC Professional Tree Services, based in Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $2 million in fines after a Department of Homeland Security investigation found that the company had been hiring illegal-alien workers. DHS found that 30% of the company's workforce was made up of illegal aliens. The company agreed to pay the fines in lieu of criminal charges.

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Illegal Alien Employed at New Jersey Airport for 20 Years

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Newark airport security supervisor, Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, a Nigerian national used the name of a murder victim to hide his illegal alien status for twenty years. Authorities say Oyewole worked undetected for years as a security guard and later a security supervisor. Had the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2885, been enacted, the no-match provisions would have detected Oyewole.

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Owners of Famous Bay Area Taco Shop Chain Busted for Hiring Illegal Aliens

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The owners of El Balazo, a well-known California taqueria or taco shop chain, are getting sentenced this week for hiring illegal aliens and hiding their wages from the IRS, Mercury News reported. El Balazo owner Marino Sandoval, 59, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and his wife, Nicole Sandoval, 51, was sentenced to five years or probation and one year of community confinement, according to federal prosecutors.  The couple was also ordered to pay $2,216,010 in restitution to the IRS.

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Major Herb Industry Company Busted and Charged for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

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Immigration officials discovered that herbal industry powerhouse HerbCo International, Inc. was knowingly hiring illegal aliens and over half of the 150 crop workers at the company's Duvall, Washington organic farm were illegal aliens. According to King 5 News, the Duvall farm immigration bust is one of the biggest federal investigations of its kind in the United States.

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Chairman Smith: Legal Workforce Act can curtail underground market for fraudulent documents

Rep. Lamar Smith

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The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing yesterday on Document Fraud in Employment Authorization and How an E-Verify Requirement Can Help. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) made a statement during the hearing about the growth of the underground market for fraudulent identification documents as a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 which requires employers to check the immigration status of an employee.

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Postville Raid Delayed Because of Politics

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Retired federal agent Estela Biesemeyer said that the federal government was ready to deal with illegal hirings at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa in 2000 before the operation was delayed for fear that it might impact the 2000 presidential elections. The raid eventually took place in 2008 and resulted in the arrest of more than 400 illegal workers.

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Chipotle Fires Hundreds of Illegal Aliens in Minnesota

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National restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill, has fired hundreds of illegal aliens from its workforce in Minnesota freeing up jobs for unemployed Americans. The chain announced that a substantial number of its 1200 employees in 50 restaurants across the state had been identified by a federal immigration audit of their employee records.

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South Carolina Poultry Plant Accused of Hiring Illegal Aliens

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Columbia Farms of Greenville, SC, has been charged with knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens. In June 2008, six plant supervisors were arrested hiring illegal aliens and instructing illegal employees to use falsified documents and the plant manager was indicted in April for hiring illegal workers.

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Illegal Immigration and Environmentalism: The Rule of Law

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  by  Charles Breiterman

The business lobbies that have been so successful in keeping our immigration laws from being enforced operate out of the same motives when they lobby against environmental laws: profit. And if they can get away with it and secure amnesty for illegal aliens, then we have to be very concerned that the process can be repeated versus any law, including the environmental laws.

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New immigration charges filed against Rubashkin

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Federal prosecutors today filed a 142-count criminal indictment against former managers at Agriprocessors Inc., the struggling Postville slaughterhouse, and increased the number of immigration charges against former plant executive Sholom Rubashkin.http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090515/NEWS/90515015/-1/NEWS04

By Grant Schulte -- Des Moines Register

NumbersUSA Quoted

A year later, Iowa raid still marks a flashpoint

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“I am disturbed that local religious leaders in Postville seem to think it is immoral to arrest people who violated federal laws,” said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group that believes in limiting immigration.

Beck said he believed the detainees were being treated humanely despite claims from local religious leaders to the contrary.http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1191522.html

By Mike McGraw -- The Kansas City Star

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At Postville Raid Anniversary, Religious Leaders Make Mockery of Their Faith & Ethics

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  by  Roy Beck

The intellectual bankruptcy and juvenile morality of trendy open-borders clergy is on embarrassing public display during events marking the first anniversary of ICE raids of the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant. Many of these are the same clergy who remained silent for years as the meatpacking plant physically endangered its workers and violated child laborers. Like witnesses to clerical pedophilia, these clergy allowed the meatpacker workers to be chewed up by an immoral corporation and now blame immigration laws for the collapse of the business.

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Company Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Hiring, Harboring Illegal Aliens

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Francesco Insolia, the former owner of a New Bedford Mass. manufacturing company, yesterday pled guilty to helping harbor and conceal illegal aliens by allowing the company to submit false Social Security numbers for employees under Federal government contracts. As part of the plea agreement, Insolia will serve a jail term of up to 18 months and pay a fine of $30,000. A worksite enforcement operation at the company last year resulted in the detention of over 361 illegal aliens.

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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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Company Execs Face Criminal Immigration Charges

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The president and three managers of the Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply Company were charged last week with various immigration violations, including knowingly hiring illegal aliens and felonious conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens. The charges against the Houston-based company arose from a criminal investigation ICE initiated early this year that resulted in the administrative arrests of 27 illegal aliens in April.

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Nevada McDonald's Franchisee Fined $1 Million for Hiring Illegal Aliens

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A Reno McDonald's franchisee has been fined $1 million for giving illegal aliens false Social Security numbers so they could be hired.

Mack Associates filed guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to encourage and induce an alien's unlawful residence in the United States and one count of aiding and abetting an alien to remain in the United States. Both are felony offenses.

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Government probing work of immigration law firm

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"The nation's largest immigration law firm is under federal scrutiny over whether it helped major U.S. corporations disqualify American job applicants and give thousands of high-paying positions to immigrants.

The unprecedented Labor Department inquiry centers on Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy -- a New York firm at the forefront of a political effort to ease hiring of skilled foreign workers...."

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