Amidst hysteria among some groups that 2012 will be a year of chaos, and even Armageddon, there is a glimmer of hope that 2012 may not be all that bad (at least for those in favor of Comprehensive Immigration Reform or “CIR”). On a webinar hosted today by the CUNY Citizenship & Immigration Project called, “A Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants: Update and Advice,” Jeanne Butterfield and Allan Wernick gave their expert perspectives on a potentially forthcoming Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. While they were sure to point out that right now is too early to know much of anything (pointing out that “it may never happen”), they predicted that if a bill passes, it will likely be sometime between 2010 and 2012. Specifically, Ms. Butterfield stated that the lion’s share of the action would take place during the early part of 2011.
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As I was looking for the current events having to do with immigration, I ran across the following article which I thought would be of interest. According to Yahoo News, quoting the Associated Press, in an article released today:
WASHINGTON – Immigration officers are investigating workplaces in every state in the U.S. to check whether they are hiring illegal workers.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement told members of Congress in an e-mail Wednesday morning that it is beginning audits of documents that employees fill out when they are hired. The documents are known as I-9’s.
President Barack Obama has said his administration’s strategy for stemming illegal immigration is focusing on employers who hire illegal workers.
The Bush administration was criticized for raiding businesses and arresting workers but not doing enough to go after the employers who hire them.
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