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Rep. Sam Johnson's "New Employee Verification Act": Another Version of the Shuler-Tancredo Bill

Provides a summary of the Johnson EEVS bill (HR5515) and its negative impact on U.S. citizens, employers, and the Social Security Administration.

Published On: Fri, Mar 21, 2008 | Download File

Immigration Enforcement in the Wake of Immigration Reform

This paper describes some of the government's enforcement actions and a handful of government rules issued in 2007 affecting immigrant rights.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

Questions and Answers about Driver's Licenses Now That Final REAL ID Regulations Have Been Issued

This fact sheet's questions and answers take an in-depth look at the provisions of the final REAL ID Act regulations that particularly affect immigrants.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | Download File

America Needs AgJOBS, not Harsh Guestworker Programs

Background:  Immigration is a critical issue for farmworkers.  The majority of farmworkers are undocumented, with estimates ranging from 53% to 75% of the workforce.  Without legal status, most farmworkers are too fearful of deportation to challenge unfair treatment.  Intensified immigration enforcement efforts have driven undocumented workers further underground, leaving them even more vulnerable to exploitation.  Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

What are the Three Year, Ten Year & Permanent Bars to Admission?

U.S. immigration law contains three-year, ten-year, and permanent bars on admission to the United States for a variety of immigration status violations.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Pulling at the Thread: Anti-Immigrant Proposals Threaten Social Security Traditions

Proposals in Congress adversely target immigrants' retirement security in ways that would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to alter the current retirement benefits framework by significantly changing the way work history is credited to individuals.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

The Benefits of Family Sponsorship

Provides facts and figures about the family-based immigration system in the U.S.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Summary of AgJOBS: The Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act of 2007

What is AgJOBS?     

AgJOBS, the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act, is a proposed immigration law that would provide agricultural employers with a stable, legal labor force while protecting farmworkers from exploitative working conditions.  The AgJOBS compromise was reached in 2000 after years of Congressional and labor-management conflict resulting in tough negotiations between the United Farm Workers (UFW), major agricultural employers, and key federal legislators.  On January 10, 2007, Senators Kennedy (D.-Mass.), Feinstein (D-Cali.), and Craig (R.-Idaho) and Reps. Cannon (R.-Utah) and Berman (D.-Cal.) introduced AgJOBS in the 110th Congress.  Read more...

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

Why Denying Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants Harms Public Safety and Makes Our Communities Less Secure

States need to create practical, workable solutions, and denying undocumented immigrants licenses is simply bad public policy.

Published On: Tue, Jan 01, 2008 | Download File

The "Secure America through Verification and Enforcement" ("SAVE Act") of 2007 (H.R. 4088) Summary and Analysis of Provisions

The “SAVE Act” was introduced in November 2007 by Reps. Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Brian Bilbray (R-CA).  A companion bill (S. 2368) has been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).  The “SAVE Act” is an immigration enforcement-only package that would dramatically expand the error-ridden Basic Pilot electronic employment verification system and make a number of harsh and unnecessary changes to current law .  The Basic Pilot system is currently used by only 30,000 employers, but would expand to cover over 6 million employers in just four years – roughly a 20,000 percent increase.  Beyond that, the bill seeks to increase the Border Patrol and spend more resources on the southern border, codify recently withdrawn DHS regulations related to the Social Security Administration “no match” letters, expand local police responsibilities to include immigration enforcement, and a number of other enforcement measures.  Absent from the bill are any provisions that would address the more than 12 million people in the US without status. 

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Published On: Sat, Dec 15, 2007 | Download File