Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

CRAWFORD: Strategic, smart compromises can move our country forward

by Bill Crawford Published: July 5,2013

Tags: America, Bill Crawford, constitutional law, immigration, Politics

The U.S. Constitution resulted from compromise — not just compromise for compromise’s sake, but strategic compromise to achieve a much needed solution. “Just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the Constitution,” said former Secretary of State Colin Powell, “sooner or later you’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a […] [...]

Attorney asks for time in illegal immigrant-harboring case

ABERDEEN — An attorney wants to delay the trial of a man charged with money laundering and harboring illegal immigrants. James Massey Jr. and A-1 Homes, LLC are accused of trying to conceal payments to an illegal immigrant who worked for the company. The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office shows the company with a Horn […] [...]

Restaurant owners, employee sentenced for hiring illegal workers

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2013

Tags: bench, court, employee, food, illegal immigrant, immigration, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, owner, probation, restaurnat, sentence

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — Three business associates of Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County have received probation on guilty pleas to a misdemeanor charge of hiring illegal immigrants. The three and an employee had been indicted on felonies in federal court after raids shut down their restaurants in Picayune and Poplarville on Feb. 23. The […] [...]

Judge sets opt-out deadline for discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — A federal judge has set an opt-out deadline of Nov. 29 for those eligible for part of a proposed, $1.3-million class-action settlement alleging discriminatory hiring practices at Howard Industries, which was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants. The discrimination was filed by four black women who claimed the […] [...]

Governor joins lawsuit against White House over immigration plan

by Associated Press Published: October 12,2012

Tags: citizenship, illegal, immigrant, immigration, naturalization, work, worker

JACKSON — Gov. Phi Bryant has joined in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its plan to stop deporting many young illegal immigrants and grant them work permits. Bryant’s action drew swift criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. The lawsuit was filed in August in federal court in Dallas on behalf […] [...]

Police in legal minefield on Ariz. immigration law

by Associated Press Published: September 9,2012

Tags: Arizona, immigration, Jan Brewer

More than two years after it was signed into law, the most contentious part of Arizona’s landmark immigration legislation is expected to go into effect following a federal court ruling issue late last Wednesday. But the U.S. Supreme Court laid a legal minefield that Arizona now must navigate when the critical provision takes effect. The […] [...]

Bryant orders agencies to not provide benefits to certain immigrants

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is ordering state agencies not to provide public benefits to immigrants who recently received deferred deportation status from the federal government. Republican Bryant issued an executive order today, hours before a GOP-led state House committee was to meet about immigration issues. He has received support from tea party groups for […] [...]

Businessman gets prison time for work visa fraud

GULFPORT — A 41-year-old South Florida businessman has been sentenced to prison, fined and ordered to pay $197,000 to 29 victims of visa fraud. The Sun Herald reports Michael V. Lombardi received a prison term of four years and three months, was fined $10,000 and given three years of probation after he serves his full […] [...]

Economic study touts virtues of offshoring

by Ted Carter Published: July 22,2012

Tags: economics, immigration, London School of Economics, offshoring

Here’s a little something that might not go down easy for workers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States: Offshoring of jobs and the influx of immigrant labor into the country do not — on the whole — damage the U.S. labor force, says a new paper from the London School of Economics Center […] [...]

Coast businesses sign illegal immigrant pact with Customs

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2012

Tags: borders, customs, illegal immigrants, illegal workers, immigration

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Three Gulf Coast businesses have completed training to strengthen hiring practices regarding illegal immigrants. Raymond R. Parmer Jr. with the U.S. Customs and Enforcement in New Orleans tells The Sun Herald the businesses signed agreements to protect the integrity of their workforce by participating in the IMAGE program and using E-Verify […] [...]

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