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On March 21, 2011, IRLI filed a public comment with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), supporting a new rule that will reform the method for determining prevailing wages for temporary labor certifications of H-2B non-agricultural workers.
IRLI, like our parent organization FAIR, advocates for smart sustainable reforms to our nation’s laws that protect the wages, working conditions, and employment opportunities of U.S. workers against the adverse consequences associated with increased competition from foreign nonagricultural workers.
Florida Independent: State rep. pushing Ariz.-style immigration law has ties to organization working to reform 14th Amendment
IRLI has filed a Petition for Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the City of Hazleton. Hazleton Pennsylvania gained international attention when it enacted two ordinances that prohibited business license holders from using unauthorized alien workers and landlords from knowingly renting properties to illegal aliens.
Three illegal immigrants residing in Georgia, Maria Lourdes Segobiano-De Soto, Corina Garcia Albarran, and Luis Magana, filed a lawsuit this month in the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, challenging the federal 287(g) program. Albarran et al v. Morton et al, 1:10-cv-03261-CAP (Oct. 8, 2010). The plaintiffs include a Mexican citizen who has stayed in the U.S. following the expiration of her 2004 authorization and was subsequently arrested after a car crash for not having a driver’s license; an illegal immigrant arrested on a shoplifting charge; and an El Salvadoran immigrant who was authorized to work in the U.S. but later arrested on felony forgery charges for using alleged false immigration documents to renew his driver’s license.