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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

WILL E-VERIFY KILL THE FEDERAL STUDENT LUNCH PROGRAM?

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Farmers in California are worried about the impact that a new executive
order requiring businesses that contract with the federal government
must use the E-Verify electronic employment verification system. The Sacramento Bee reports
one group that is concerned is the state's association of 500 peach
growers. Those farmers supply 80% of the nation's peaches and many of
those peaches end up in the federal student lunch program for
impoverished youngsters. Given estimates that 50 to 75% of farm workers
are illegally in the US, there seems to be no way farmers across the
board can participate in the E-Verify program and continue to operate
in the short term. And that will likely mean that farmers will be
forced to stop supplying food to those supplying the federal student
lunch program. That in turn could mean the program won't be able to continue operating due to a lack of suppliers or that the federal program will be forced to import all of the food used in the
program. Talk about your unintended consequences!

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  1. brad's Avatar
    ZOMG! Think of the peaches! And the children!
  2. George Chell's Avatar
    Why are you worried about the Bush Admin which is on life support from whom the tubes would be pulled out on November 4 and which would be declared dead in less than six months. Are these clowns even relevant anymore? Perhaps as relevant as Brad.
  3. RAJ 's Avatar
    THIS IS OFF THE TOPIC, BUT I'M POSTING HERE TO GET THE ATTENTION OF ATTORNEY SISKIND AND OTHER ENLIGHTENED LEGAL MINDS WHO MAY VISIT THIS SITE.


    It seems USCIS is not following its own guidelines on the FBI namecheck issue. Several employment based immigrant petitioners are reporting that when they call to check on their AOS (485) petition status, they are told their FBI name check has been pending for one year or more and because of this their 485 will not be adjudicated even when their PDs are current.

    When the caller points out the USCIS memo from Feb 2008 which clearly stated that pending FBI namecheck clearance ALONE can not be the reason for not adjudicating 485, the information officers apparently tell them "we have our own internal timeline to clear the backlogs". THIS IS SIMPLY VERY INCORRECT INTERPRETATION OF THE FEB 2008 MEMO.


    1. FBI has a timeline to eliminate namecheck backlogs. Accorrding to this declared timeline, by Nov 2008 FBI hopes to clear ALL namechecks within one year.

    2. #1 above has nothing to do with the Feb 2008 memo from USCIS.


    It looks like folks at USCIS are mixing up #1 and #2 above and not following their own memo.


    Hope the immigrant community will take note of this and ask USCIS to correct this outrage.
  4. JarJar's Avatar
    Well.. not surprising for UsCIS. though this is not the best place probably to voice your concerns. this website is mostly news for a non-existent audience - illegal farm workers who most likely don't know how to get on the internets, let alone post comments here. You should try bringing the discussion up on Immigration Voice's forums.
  5. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    Oh, who cares about peaches for impoverished students! They can always be substituted for good ole Kraft mac&cheese with its 1,300 calories a pack and 60% of daily saturated fat alotement. How many of those kids did you say were obese? 30%? That's OK, this country can handle up to 50%.
  6. JarJar's Avatar
    >>> Oh, who cares about peaches for impoverished students! They can always be substituted for good ole Kraft mac&cheese with its 1,300 calories a pack and 60% of daily saturated fat alotement. How many of those kids did you say were obese? 30%? That's OK, this country can handle up to 50%.

    Oh please! Cry me a ...peach.
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