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The Kansas Employment Crackdown: ICE Enforcement Actions

Counties in Eastern Kansas are being raided. Employers and employees, alike, are at risk of criminal charges if they work without proper documentation or hire workers who are without proper work authorization from the US government. What initially looked like one prosecutor’s office’s harsh enforcement of Immigration laws, under the veil of State law, against [...]

Infosys. Is it a Sea of Change for Businesses?

On October 30, 2013, Infosys, the Indian multinational provider of business consulting, information technology, software engineering and outsourcing services, agreed to pay $34 million in fines for I-9 violations. What makes this remarkable is the detailed 13-page settlement agreement that lays out in excruciating detail the company’s long use of B-1 visa holders to supplement their work [...]

New Americans in Kansas: Immigrants, Latinos and Asians by the Numbers

The political and economic power of immigrants, Latinos and Asians in Kansas continues to rise, accounting for growing shares of the economy and electorate in the Sunflower State. In a report released in April of this year, the Immigration Policy Center (a division of the American Immigration Council) released a report outlining the statistics of [...]

17th “This is my Mexico” Children´s Drawing Contest

In celebration of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad’s 10th anniversary, the IME is sponsoring important events through the year, including the prestigious Children’s Drawing Contest. For the first time, the contest will have an artist mentor – the world-famous Mexican artist, Jorge Marín, who specializes in painting and sculpting. Using his exhibit, “Wings of Mexico,” [...]

Applying for DACA is Not the Best Option for Everyone…

DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is the Obama administration’s program to address the immediacy of bringing undocumented children out of the shadows and functioning in the real world. DACA went into effect June 15, 2012, encouraging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use their resources [...] Continue Reading…