Posts Tagged ‘immigrants’

Judge delays trial of couple accused of using illegal immigrants

by Associated Press Published: March 8,2012

Tags: courts, illegal aliens, immigrants, immigration, irrigation, judge, labor

RIDGELAND — A federal judge has pushed back until May the trial of a couple charged with knowingly using illegal immigrants at their irrigation company in central Mississippi. The trial had been scheduled for April in U.S. District Court in Jackson, but has been postponed until May 21. A federal indictment says Paul and Barbara […] [...]

Mexican restaurants accused of hiring illegal immigrant workers

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court alleges the owner and managers of three Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County conspired to hire illegal immigrant workers and harbor them to avoid detection. The Sun Herald reports the complaint and the investigating agency have identified them as owner Jose Gutierrez and employees […] [...]

Protestors gather at Capitol; call immigration-enforcement bill ‘inhumane’

JACKSON — About 100 people, including immigrants with small children, yesterday gathered at the Mississippi Capitol to protest an immigration-enforcement bill that many called unfair and inhumane. The bill is similar to a law enacted in Alabama in 2011, including provisions that would require schools to check students’ immigration status. Alabama’s law is considered one […] [...]

Howard reaches tentative settlement in discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — Court records say a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has reached a tentative settlement in a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos. The lawsuit claimed one of the plaintiffs applied for a job at […] [...]

Landscapers’ illegal workers trial rescheduled

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: courts, employees, illegal immigrants, immigrants, immigration, landscapers, landscaping, workers

RIDGELAND — A federal trial for a landscaping business that allegedly used illegal immigrant workers has been moved to April 2. The Clarion-Ledger reports the jury trial was scheduled for today in U.S. District Court in Jackson, but attorneys for Love Irrigation said they need time to prepare. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved the […] [...]

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. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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, […] [...]

Ex-Howard official gets house arrest for hiring illegals

by Associated Press Published: March 3,2011

Tags: courts, illegal aliens, immigrants, immigration, manufacturing

LAUREL — The former human resources manager of a Mississippi company was sentenced today to six months house arrest for hiring hundreds of illegal immigrants who were rounded up in the largest workplace immigration raid in U.S. history. Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty in Dec. 2009 to conspiracy and admitted hiring people he knew were […] [...]

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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