As my readers know, my legal practice covers advising organizations on both compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Background screening and immigration.  In the end, both federal laws address employee onboarding issues related to work authorization and background checks.

In addition to writing my (almost) weekly

I’m a speaker at the upcoming Federal Bar Association Chicago Chapter’s 7th Annual Workplace Enforcement and Immigration Program.  If you are in Chicago please join us. View the agenda and register by clicking here.

Conference Title — What You Should Know about Workplace Enforcement and Immigration

Date — October 16, 2012 (8:30 am –

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified recently before the House Judiciary Committee regarding DHS’ efforts with respect to the enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws.  Secretary Napolitano testified about criminal aliens, prosecutorial discretion, detention reform, enforcement along the borders, comprehensive immigration reform and of course, worksite enforcement, which in her

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to issue Notices of Inspection (NOI) to employers at a stunning rate!  It appears that they have already surpassed the number of NOIs issued all of last year in the first half of 2012 and in the past two months they’ve issued approximately 3,000 NOIs.  What’s a NOI?  That’s