According to the Department of Homeland Security, there are about 11 million of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.A. now. It is roughly 5% of the U.S. workforce. The number of illegal aliens declines during recession and rises during economic growth. The reason for this is quite simple – most undocumented immigrants enter the U.S. looking for a job. Federal authorities fight illegal immigration by making fewer jobs available for undocumented aliens. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) prohibits employers from hiring illegal immigrants. It applies to all employers, regardless of size and industry and provides penalties from $250 to $2,000 per each hired undocumented employee. For subsequent […]
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Immigration to the USA is usually a complicated and long process. Sometimes you will need an immigration attorney right from the very beginning in order to understand whether you are qualified and what your chances are. Your next step, when you are already here, would be to look for a job. This is also a painstaking process that may take months. You will dramatically increase your chances, if you get acquainted with some basics of the US immigration and employment law.
This site aims at helping you better understand major immigration and employment rules and trends in the USA and the State of New York.
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