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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

595 Arrested in ICE Raid at Mississippi Transformer Plant

ICE agents executed a federal criminal search warrant on Monday at Howard Industries, Inc. in Laurel, Miss., for evidence relating to aggravated identity theft, fraudulent use of Social Security numbers and other crimes, as well as a civil search warrant for individuals illegally in the U.S.

As a result of the raid approximately 595 undocumented workers were arrested, making this the largest raid in Immigration's ongoing enforcement program.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ICE raids factory in Mississippi arresting 350 workers

On Monday, ICE agents raided the Howard Industries factory in Laurel, Mississippi, arresting 350 suspected illegal workers.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

ICE launches Scheduled Departure, to allow non-criminal fugitive aliens opportunity to leave without arrest and detention.

New ICE program gives non-criminal fugitive aliens the opportunity to avoid arrest and detention, while they coordinate their removal with Immigration. This pilot program will be available in 5 cities. Non-criminal fugitive aliens who live in and around Santa Ana, San Diego, Phoenix, Chicago and Charlotte can visit their local immigration office to discuss their departure plans.

Monday, August 04, 2008

House Immigration Subcommittee approves EB recapture and RN/PT bills

The House Immigration subcommittee approved two key employment immigration related bills. The first would allow for the "recapture" of about 500,000 unused visa numbers from previous years, that were not allocated due to processing delays. This would result in eliminating most if not all of the employment based quota backlogs. The second bill would provide for up to 20,000 green cards for RN's and Physical Therapists. Congress has now adjourned for their August recess. Hopefully, these bills will be passed when it returns.