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ICE Steps Up Worksite Enforcement Efforts

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), recently issued a final rule, effective Sep. 14, 2007, amending the regulation relating to the unlawful hiring or continued employment of unauthorized aliens. This amended regulation is part of the administration’s stepped-up enforcement effort to crack down on illegal immigration. It describes the employer’s legal obligations when the employer receives a no-match letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or receives a letter regarding employment verification forms from the DHS.

Cleaning the hard drive

If you are getting rid of your old computer and you still have your personal information saved on it, never forget to format your hard drive. The importance of purging your entire hard drive before giving it away is to reduce the possibility of it being placed in the wrong hands. This could lead to your personal or any other sensitive information being exposed.

Grassroots Organizing Needed to Advocate for Debt Relief

It all started when the oil producing nations decided to hike oil prices in the late 1970's. Just like that, these mostly Middle Eastern countries had vast sums of money.  And they needed a secure place to keep it, so they put it in Western Banks. Now, suddenly, banks had more money than they knew what to do with it.  So, they loaned it out. They loaned it out to developing nations at absurdly low interest rates. 

PATIS Did Africa Proud

The three-day Pan African Trade and Investment Summit (PATIS) that took place in Minneapolis last month, the first of its kind, has come and gone! The energetic organizers of this momentous event, mainly African-born immigrants in Minnesota, gave their time and leadership skills for free to ensure its success.