Immigration

Immigration and border security go hand in hand. The border must be secure, and the Republican Party has to put forward a plan to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants in this country. President Obama’s executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. That way, no one gets a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.
In a state considered by others around the country to be the Economic Shining City on a Hill, it is almost unimaginable that lawmakers would give serious consideration to proposals that threaten to undermine that vitality....
A bill aimed at cracking down on companies that intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees could help reduce the numbers of unlawful workers in Texas.
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has released a number of reports purporting to show that all employment growth since the year 2000 has gone to immigrants. The CIS report does not include econometrics.
President Obama’s executive action on immigration will come with a financial cost, including government filing fees and attorneys' fees, and employees often look to their employer for financial help. As an employer, you must...
U.S. Customs and Immigration Services announced they will begin to accept requests for consideration of expanded DACA Wednesday, Feb 18. That means some of your employees may now be gathering evidence to support their DAPA...
In many Latin American countries a notario, or notary, is the equivalent of an attorney. In others, the title denotes someone who is a public official with quasi-judicial power. However, in the United States, a notario is...
A report from a bipartisan panel of Texas lawmakers says companies that pretend their employees are independent subcontractors are undermining free markets and encouraging illegal immigration, among other serious problems....
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) just introduced the bipartisan Immigration Innovation Act (I-Squared), which aims to liberalize and expand the immigration system for highly skilled workers.As virtually all the research shows,...
In an effort to keep employers apprised of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, Monty & Ramirez LLP has identified 10 steps that every employer needs to do now. Listed below are the 10 steps every...
President Obama’s executive action on immigration revealed some deep-seated problems with our immigration laws. They include broad grants of presidential discretion, arbitrary immigration restrictions, and complicated quotas...
While the economic need for substantive immigration reform is crystal clear, politics and partisanship have fogged the issue. Disruptive factions within both parties in Congress have prevented the advancement of any...
The worst part of the bill, Adams argued, is that it requires the Attorney General to review each complaint and file a petition. "Can you even imagine the red tape and wasted time and expense? Neither the AG nor local law...
An enduring argument against reforming the immigration system is that new immigrants will become a solid voting bloc for the Democratic party and support liberal economic policies. Neither of these assertions is true. New...
The best possible scenario would be if the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill use this opportunity to pass a clean DHS funding bill, leave the fate of the President’s actions up to the courts, and begin to seriously debate and...
Enforcement is vital, but it is merely an expensive band aid without a functional guest worker visa program. The government can’t get a handle on illegal immigration without a guest worker visa program to legalize much of...
What should an employer do when an employee named “Juan” comes in one day and provides a new Social Security card and driver’s license indicating that he is actually “Carlos?” Companies will face name change dilemmas as a...
That difference especially once again highlighted the divide that exists among Republicans on the topic of immigration reform. Curbelo, for example, campaigned on a promise to tackle immigration reform. He recently joined...
In efforts to keep employers apprised of President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, Monty & Ramirez LLP will provide weekly tips and updates to employers regarding this executive action.
When President Obama could not get what he wanted from Congress on immigration, he simply issued an executive order. Now, it seems Governor Rick Perry is following President Obama’s example.The Legislature has on multiple...
This past Tuesday the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) — an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide—gave an award to the most influential journalist in America, Jorge Ramos. The award...

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