Posts Tagged ‘illegal workers’

Jury indicts 12 in alleged fake ID scheme

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2011

Tags: courts, federal government, identity theft, illegal immigrants, illegal workers, indictments

HATTIESBURG — A federal grand jury has issued a second indictment for 12 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards for illegal immigrants. Court records detailed a sophisticated operation in which names and pictures were allegedly sent by cell phones and then used for […] [...]

Local workers suing Howard Industries for hiring illegals

LAUREL — A Mississippi company that pleaded guilty to conspiracy related to the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants is now facing a second lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against non-immigrants who applied for jobs. In February, a discrimination lawsuit was filed in federal court against Howard Industries on behalf of four black women […] [...]

Illegal immigrant to plead guilty to fake ID charges

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2011

Tags: courts, illegal immigrants, illegal workers, immigrant workers, immigrants, workers

HATTIESBURG — An illegal immigrant from Mexico plans to plead guilty to participating in a group that allegedly created and distributed fake identification documents, according to federal court records in Mississippi. Pastor Quihua-Gonzalez is one of 11 people charged in an alleged scheme to make fake Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and state identification cards. […] [...]

Weitzel facing forfeiture for using illegal workers

by Associated Press Published: June 29,2011

Tags: federal government, illegal aliens, illegal workers, immigration

GULFPORT — Federal prosecutors want a South Mississippi businessman to forfeit $475,000 in an illegal immigration case. Randy Weitzel of Gulfport allegedly earned the money by employing illegal immigrants, including some who worked construction jobs at the federal courthouse in Gulfport where Weitzel was convicted and Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi. Weitzel was identified […] [...]

State first to implement RIDE for employee verification

by For the MBJ Published: June 14,2011

Tags: federal government, illegal workers, immigration

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE), a new feature which allows USCIS’ E-Verify program to validate the authenticity of Mississippi driver’s licenses used by employees as Form I-9 identity documents. Mississippi is the first state to partner with USCIS to implement RIDE. USCIS […] [...]

Men plead guilty to using illegal immigrants for construction

by Associated Press Published: June 6,2011

Tags: construction, employment, illegal workers, immigrants, jobs, workers

BILOXI — Three men have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to employing illegal immigrants, including some who worked construction jobs at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 50-year-old Randy Weitzel of Gulfport, 61-year-old Woody Brodtmann Jr. of Bay St. Louis and 44-year-old Agustin Arcadia of Vancleave entered the guilty […] [...]

Controversial immigration bill dies at Capitol

by Associated Press Published: March 30,2011

Tags: illegal workers, immigration, state government

JACKSON — The push for a comprehensive anti-immigration bill in Mississippi began with a series of hearings and a rally in opposition, but the measure has quietly died under a legislative deadline. There appeared to be little serious discussion about a compromise on the bill that was patterned after the law enacted in Arizona in […] [...]

Alabama co. suspected of using illegal workers at Keesler

by Associated Press Published: March 25,2011

Tags: construction, employment, illegal workers, illgeal immigrants, immigration, law enforcement, military, raid

BILOXI — An Alabama business was raided this month as part of a federal probe that stems from suspected illegal immigrants working construction jobs at Keesler Air Force Base. Federal immigration officials confirmed the March 17 raid on Hernandez Stucco in Alabaster, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. It’s at least the third business targeted as […] [...]

Workers can now check status on E-Verify

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2011

Tags: employees, employers, illegal workers, immigrants, jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Immigrants and other job seekers in Mississippi as well as four other states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that people in Mississippi, Arizona, […] [...]

Lawsuit brought against Howard for ‘withholding jobs’

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2011

Tags: courts, employment, illegal workers, immigrants, jobs, lawsuit, manufacturing

LAUREL — A company that pleaded guilty to conspiracy related to the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants has been accused in a civil lawsuit of intentionally withholding jobs from U.S. citizens. Immigration agents detained about 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ plant in Laurel in 2008. The company pleaded guilty last week to […] [...]

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