This week's supplement focuses on the areas where immigration and employment law overlap &mdash one professor has named this hybrid "immployment." The federal government ventures into this new field with its web-based E-Verify program.
|November 30, 2011
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This new hybrid of immigration and employment is a product of the recent increase in the number of foreign workers in the U.S. labor force, and the emergence of legislation and case law that simultaneously implicate immigration and employment policies.
The federal web-based program that “verifies” whether an individual is legally permitted to work in the U.S. presents businesses with an impossible choice: either discriminate against certain job applicants or risk substantial loss.
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