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Deportation Deferrals Put Employers of Immigrants in a Bind

Published: Sep 26, 2012 6:30 am By: JULIA PRESTON

"Immigrants applying for two-year deportation deferrals can ask employers to verify their job status as one way to meet a requirement showing that they have lived for at least five years in the United States. But employers who agree to those requests could be acknowledging that they knowingly hired an unauthorized worker — a violation of federal law. Mr. Cunha fears that the enforcement authorities could one day use the information in their files to prosecute the employers."

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