Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

State Senate passes immigration bill

by Associated Press Published: January 19,2011

Tags: illegal workers, immigration, law enforcement, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate passed a bill yesterday to let law enforcement officers check the status of people they think might be in the United States illegally. The bill passed 34-15 after a debate that stretched on more than four hours. Several supporters of the bill, including Tea Party members, watched from the Senate […] [...]

Senate debating controversial immigration bill

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2011

Tags: illegal workers, immigration, law enforcement, state government

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate is debating a bill designed to crack down on illegal immigration. Lengthy discussion was expected today, and several supporters are watching from galleries in the Senate chamber. The bill says a law enforcement officer would be allowed to check a person’s immigration status if the officer suspects the person might […] [...]

Immigration bill causing rifts in Legislature

by Associated Press Published: January 17,2011

Tags: illegal workers, immigration, state government

JACKSON — An Arizona-style immigration bill is shaping up as one of the most divisive topics of the 2011 Mississippi legislative session, and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour might end up as a moderate voice on the issue. Barbour can’t seek a third term this year and is considering a presidential run in 2012. He said […] [...]

Senate lawmakers approve immigration bill

by Associated Press Published: January 14,2011

Tags: illegal immigrants, immigration, jobs, law enforcement, state government

JACKSON — A Senate committee yesterday cleared a bill — similar to one in Arizona — that would allow police officers who stop people for violations such as speeding or a broken tail light to check their immigration status if there’s reasonable suspicion they are here illegally. But at least one state lawmaker, Sen. Kelvin […] [...]

Simpson concerned about immigration law

by Associated Press Published: January 12,2011

Tags: illegal workers, immigration, jobs, law enforcement

JACKSON — The head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety says a proposed immigration enforcement law could cause a burden on some law enforcement agencies. MDPS Commissioner Stephen Simpson says there are costs associated with detaining suspected illegal immigrants, holding hearings for them and transporting them to federal facilities. Simpson told the Senate Judiciary […] [...]

Sentencing postponed in illegal workers case

by Associated Press Published: January 3,2011

Tags: courts, employment, illegal workers, immigration, law enforcement

LAUREL — A federal judge has again postponed sentencing for the only executive convicted in the nation’s largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants, and a legal expert said the continued delays could mean he’s cooperating in an ongoing investigation. Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty in Dec. 2009 to conspiracy and admitted he knowingly hired illegal […] [...]

« Previous Page Next Page »

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments