New legislation that would expand penalties for employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The “Criminal Penalties for Unauthorized Employment Act of 2010” (H.R. 4627), introduced by Representative Frank Kratovil (D-Md.), would significantly increase imprisonment terms, criminal fines, and civil fines that can be levied against an employer
Many foreign workers are unaware of the immigration consequences of criminal pleading and plea agreements, especially with regard to crimes that many consider “minor” due to the minimal fines and lack of jail time. Unfortunately, not all criminal lawyers are aware of the immigration consequences either.
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