Immigration Law

Alabama Immigration Law: Why All the Challenges?

The backlash against Alabama's tough new immigration law intensified on Friday as several civil rights groups sued to try and overturn legislation, calling it the most extreme in the nation. Are they correct?

Alabama Immigration Law Goes Into Effect

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed a severe immigration enforcement law this morning, drawing threats of legal challenges from civil liberties advocates in the latest iteration of a battle that has played out in state capitols and courtrooms across the country.

Immigrant Enforcement Program Faces Backlash From Obama Allies

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick yesterday became the third Democratic governor in a little more than a month to reject Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement program that has become a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's immigration policy.

Analysis: U.S. immigration probe fears weigh on Chipotle

An investigation by U.S. immigration officials into illegal unemployment at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) is making some investors nervous and could have implications for the fast-food industry as a whole. Chipotle, based in Denver, is one of the highest-profile employers to come under the scrutiny of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in recent years.

Interview: Spain aims to match immigration to job market

Spain's new immigration bill will adjust the inflow of migrant workers to the demands of the job market in the new economic cycle, Secretary of State for Immigration Anna Terron said. The demise of an economic model based on a decade-long construction and property boom which attracted a wave of South American

Chipotle fired 450 after Minn. immigration audit

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N) fired about 450 workers in Minnesota after an audit by U.S. immigration officials flagged questionable worker eligibility documents, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audited the company's Minnesota restaurants, which led to the dismissals mentioned above.

U.S. fast food caught in immigration crosshairs

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG.N) has a lot going for it -- an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years.

Q+A: How do I-9 audits find illegal workers in U.S.?

The U.S. government strategy to clamp down on illegal immigrant workers has been focused for the last two years on so-called I-9 audits that target employers rather than large-scale raids that net lots of employees .

UK campaign to tighten immigration fails to take off

UK campaign to tighten immigration hits a setback, but the Coalition is set on keeping up its election promise. David Coleman, Professor of Demography at Oxford University, asserts that Britain should tighten immigration policy and explains negative effects.