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DeAnne Hilgers Discusses Temporary Work Permits for Immigrants with the Minneapolis Star Tribune

01.24.15

Minnesota employers question how the state’s new immigrant worker program will affect them, as discussed in the article, “Push to give immigrants temporary work permits draws praise, worry in Minnesota discusses how.” Recent moves by the Obama administration are expected to allow more than 4 million parents of U.S.-born children to apply for temporary work permits this spring. While many Minnesota employers welcome that development, some are anxious about how the deportation reprieves will play out for them—especially on the heels of a major increase in immigration audits since 2009. Experts say most employers have nothing to fear. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that will process deportation reprieve applications, has committed not to share information with ICE, unless an applicant is a criminal or other deportation priority, or the agency has evidence of “egregious violations” by an employer.

“As long as you’ve done your verification paperwork correctly, you shouldn’t have any anxiety,” stated DeAnne Hilgers, a Lindquist & Vennum attorney on the national American Immigration Lawyers Association verification and documentation committee.

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