Immigration

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Oct 7, 2010

Federal immigration officials fined a Midland, Texas, company run by a Texas Tech University regent, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports.

According to the news provider, the company was fined $61,000 after violations in its employees’ documentations were discovered. After being issued to the company last fall, the fine was paid this summer by Texas Tech System Regent Mickey Long, who is the president of the supply company, Westex Well Services.

The news source said that U.S.

Oct 2, 2010

According to the Clarion Ledger, many companies in Mississippi that choose not to follow the Mississippi Employment Protection Act, commonly known as the E-Verify law, can likely get away with it.

During a recent two-day legislative hearing regarding immigration reform, concerns over the enforcement of the law were raised, the news source said.

Under the E-Verify law, companies in the state with more than 30 workers are required to use the internet to confirm the legal status of any potential employees.

Sep 21, 2010

While five states and Washington D.C. now issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, these marriages still may not guarantee the couples the same immigration rights as two married heterosexuals, the Washington Post reports.

According to the news provider, while gay couples that include one immigrant can receive marriage licenses in D.C., the immigrant is not allowed to start the process of becoming a U.S.

Sep 1, 2010

A Tucson police officer's challenge to the new Arizona immigration law has been dismissed by a federal district court, CNN reports.

According to court documents, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton recently rejected officer Martin Escobar's challenge because the officer lacked the legal standing to file a lawsuit.

Aug 13, 2010

In a recent lawsuit, a civil rights group is accusing Mississippi officials of conspiring to take custody of an illegal immigrant's newborn daughter, according to the Associated Press.