Comment: Precedent for President
National Journal looks at all the legislative changes that have taken place on immigration of the undocumented since 1965, and finds that almost every time they are preceeded by Presidential action

The playbook is pretty simple: Parole some undocumented people. Wait for the furor to die down. Sign a law a few years later to legalize them permanently. It is how presidents for the past 40 years, Republicans and Democrats, have handled the thorny problem of immigration.

This pattern of action can be seen in a variety of examples: during Cuban exodus of 1980, Haitian flight in 1986, Goerge H. W. Bush's deferral of deportation of 1.5 million children and spouses of recepients of the 1986 amnesty, and more. President Obama has plenty of Presidential precedent in initiating executive action to protect the worthy undocumented who are an integral part of the American economy.

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Focus: I-9 & E-Verify for Experts
We are proud to announce the newest seminar series, "I-9 & E-Verify for Experts." The first session will take place this Wednesday, November 26. The Discussion Leader is Cynthia Lange and other speakers for this series include Dan Brown, Ira Burkemper, Larry Finder, Carl Hampe, Sarah Kelling, Kathy Lotspeich, Patrick Shen, and Jennifer Sultan. The curriculum is as follows:

First Phone Session on Wednesday, November 26th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time): Recent Developments with E-Verify's Monitoring and Compliance Branch

  • What are the purpose and role of the E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance (M&C) Branch?
  • What are some of the recent E-Verify M&C activities?
  • What should you do if your client is contacted by M&C?
  • What are desk reviews and is participation really voluntary?
  • What takes place during an M&C site visit and how are they triggered?
  • What standards does USCIS apply in determining whether to refer case for possible discriminatory pattern?
  • What types of referrals has M&C been making recently when it suspects misuse, abuse, and/or fraud in the E-Verify Program?

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Don't delay, ACT today. The registration deadline for the first session is Tuesday, November 25th at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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