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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 […]

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.

April First Friday in the Crossroads

Join us for a fundraiser for The Clinic this Friday, April 5, from 6-9pm. Meet artist Anu Srivastav, and watch her art come to life. Anu Srivastav is an East Indian born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, TX. For the past twenty years, Anu has worked primarily in oil & acrylic on canvas & […]

Judge Sends a Message With Withholding of Removal Ruling

Sharma-Crawford, a firm specializing in immigration law, recently won a significant victory in a pro bono withholding of removal case. When the judge granted our client’s withholding of removal, he also sent a message to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that it should protect its named witnesses in federal criminal cases. Immigration and Customs […]

Michael Sharma-Crawford Joins Panel of Public Policy Symposium

The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium, Perspectives on Immigration Reform will be held at the University of Kansas School of Law on February 22, 2013. Michael Sharma-Crawford, principal of the Sharma-Crawford Law Firm will join a distinguished panel of educators, policy scholars and thought-leaders as they tackle a number of current immigration […]