United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is considering building more immigration detention centers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, even though the number of immigrant detainees has considerably decreased in these areas (primarily due to the pandemic). ICE is looking for detention sites that can house up to 900 detainees within a 60-mile radius of its New York City, Newark, or Philadelphia field offices. » Read More
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, with billboards featuring the images of immigration violators who are either charged or convicted of crimes in the United States. This campaign is also aimed at educating the public about the dangers of non-cooperation with immigration policies. » Read More
Legislation to grant a driver’s license to undocumented immigrants has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Reps. Danilo Burgos, D-Philadelphia; Joseph C. Hohenstein, D-Philadelphia; Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny; and Christopher M. Rabb, D-Philadelphia were among the few who sponsored House Bill 2835. » Read More
Faced with the quick community spread of COVID-19, federal officials have extended state REAL ID compliance deadlines for one year to prevent overcrowding in state motor vehicle offices across the United States who are already struggling to meet the quickly approaching October 1, 2020, deadline. » Read More
A recent study by Pennsylvania State University and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that between 2000 and 2016, the foreign-born immigrant workforce throughout Pennsylvania rose significantly and now makes up a considerable portion of Pennsylvania’s rural and urban economy. » Read More
With the Trump Administration’s increase in employer immigration enforcement, businesses of all sizes and in all types of industries must be prepared.
Ensuring a compliant Form I-9 processing system demands that all employers stay current on the changing Form I-9 regulations and increased enforcement. » Read More
A new law was passed in Pennsylvania prohibiting employment of unauthorized employees.
Starting in October 2020, the construction industry employers are mandatorily required to verify the Social Security numbers of the employees. » Read More