Tag: Immigration

U.S. District Court Upholds E-Verify System

This week, a Maryland U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the U.S. government in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the E-Verify system (Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Napolitano). This means that beginning September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use the E-Verify system to ensure their […]

Working in Canada without a Work Permit: Common Exemptions

by Ingrid Anton and Gilda Villaran In order to work in Canada, the general rule requires a foreign worker to obtain a work permit. There are certain exceptions to this rule. We present below the most common ones. Although some of the activities described below are normally considered “work” for immigration purposes, Canada’s immigration regulations […]

U.S. Senate Approves Several Amendments Dealing with Immigration Enforcement

By Hector A. Chichoni On Wednesday, July 8, 2009, the U.S. Senate approved several amendments dealing with immigration enforcement and benefits that were not included in the 2010 homeland security appropriations bill (H.R. 2892) passed previously by the House of Representatives. An amendment introduced by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) dealing with E-Verify was passed by […]

Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify Starting September 8

Beginning Sept. 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use the E-Verify system to ensure their employees are legally authorized to work in the United States.The requirement is designed to stop federal contractors and subcontractors from hiring illegal immigrants. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced this week that the […]

DHS Shifts Worksite Enforcement Strategy to Employers, Not Illegal Workers

On April 30, the Department of Homeland Security distributed its Worksite Enforcement Strategy describing how it plans to step up its efforts to enforce immigration laws. The new strategy focuses on reducing the demand for illegal employment by targeting employers that knowingly hire illegal workers as well as the workers themselves. Last week, updated guidance […]

Issues When Entering Canada with a Criminal Record

Times have changed. Borders, too. Frequent business travelers know that and leave earlier to allow for longer security controls. But they are sometimes astonished when a border officer declares them inadmissible to Canada for criminality. A new environment Nowadays, border officers work in an enforcement environment. A much greater emphasis is now put on security […]