Immigration reform has been a hot topic in the media this year. Immigration policy issues have also grabbed headlines, as stories have arisen over the Deferred Action program for young immigrants and the federal immigration policy in deportation and removal proceedings known as prosecutorial discretion.
An immigration reform bill was introduced Wednesday in the United States Senate. The proposed measure seeks comprehensive immigration reform with provisions allowing for pathways to permanent residency for undocumented immigrants, a provision implicating businesses and a provision re-introducing the DREAM Act.
It is down to the last day for the current session in Tallahassee. After heated debate throughout the session the Florida Senate Tuesday voted down an amendment that would have required all Florida businesses to participate in the federal employment verification program known as E-Verify, or risk fines if a worker was found to be an undocumented immigrant.
There has been much debate over the federal electronic employment verification program known as E-Verify. Miami employment verification lawyers know that various measures have been debated in Tallahassee regarding whether the state will make use of E-Verify mandatory for private businesses. The department of Homeland Security has announced a pilot project that is intended to reduce bureaucratic mix-ups in the E-Verify system.