Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

Bryant protests immigrant children being housed in state

JACKSON — Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families released data yesterday […] [...]

Ag commissioners visit border, see need for immigration reform

SOUTH TEXAS  — Agricultural leaders from states far from the U.S.-Mexico border, including Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, visited Texas yesterday and said they are more convinced than ever of the need for immigration reform after a tour of border security operations in the Rio Grande Valley. The eight state agriculture commissioners who joined Texas […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Strategic, smart compromises can move our country forward

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

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

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 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 […] [...]

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