Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2018

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62 LC DBM I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 1 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 2 8 The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, AB 450, went into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2018. It requires several things: immigration en - forcement agents must have a judicial warrant to enter a workplace, employers must give employees notice of immigration review of employment records and employers cannot re-verify employment at a time or in a manner that is not required by federal law. Fines range from $2,000 to $10,000. The Department of Homeland Security ended the Tem - porary Protected Status of more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador that were living in the United States. This will likely have an impact on industries across the nation, including landscaping, because El Salvador con - tributes the ninth most immigrants to the United States. Those affected by this decision have 18 months to either change their citizenship status or leave the country. The U.S. has placed a ban on future work visas for people from Haiti, Belize and Samoa. The Department of Homeland Security stated that there have been, "high levels of fraud and abuse" from Haitians regarding the visa program, with approxi - mately 39% of those granted an H-2B visa staying here illegally after it expired. For Belize, concern over human trafficking was the impetus for the restriction. And DHS claims that Samoa has not been letting its nationals back into the country once they have been ordered to leave the U.S. New California Employment Laws Protect Illegals Salvadorian Immigrants Are Facing Deportation No More Work Visas For Three Countries

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