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.
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...
ImmigrationWorks USA held a national conference call to discuss President Obama's announcement of an executive action that will grant work permits to up to 4 million unauthorized immigrants – primarily parents of U.S....
Americas Majority Foundation, an organization that I work with, held several polls over the past three months, including post-election polls. In August, the foundation polled 1100 Hispanics, and in a national post-...
People should be in JAIL over ObamaCare!What Gruber exposed about the “crafting” of the ObamaCare lie is, as Katie Pavlich put it recently, tantamount to a corporation lying about a product it sells.Katie rightfully said...
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...
From the Office of Rick Perry - Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our...
Originally published in the Houston Chronicle.President Barack Obama's Thursday night announcement constitutes historic, sweeping and necessary action to not only do what is the right and humanitarian thing for the...
Last week, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA). The IAEA addressed Employment-Based immigration issues that are meant to boost the United States economy.I. Portable Work...

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