TAG: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Government Affairs: Stay up to date on immigration law

July 1, 2019By

President Trump has made immigration enforcement the centerpiece of his administration. This enforcement thrust has increased the pressure on the landscape contracting industry to be vigilant in following federal rules regarding employee work authorization documentation. The landscape contracting industry has one of the highest proportions of unauthorized foreign workers in its workforce at 21 percent in 2014, according to the... read more

Government Affairs: The next move on immigration reform

December 2, 2014By

On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions that would defer deportation for an estimated 4.5 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the U.S. The executive actions had been anticipated since last spring, but the Obama administration postponed taking action to give Congress the opportunity to act on comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The Senate passed a... read more

Government affairs: Delayed reform

July 7, 2014By
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In my June blog, I expressed some hope a window had opened a crack to move immigration reform forward in Congress: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) were sending positive signals the House would move bills; The Obama administration had suspended efforts to seek administrative solutions in lieu of congressional inaction; Pro-immigration forces were marshaling... read more