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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas White Cane success New Texas May Page 5A CountyAgent ranchers to be affected by new immigration regulations New Braunfels Noon Lions Club members and the Lionesses were out in force May 2 to raise money for sight conservation Of the money a third goes to the Lions Eye Bank in while twothirds stays in New Braunfels for local Some of the clubs projects include eye exams for children and eye guide dog train establishing homes for the blind and researching eye diseases and Pic tured during the fund raiser are Lioness treasurer Miriam White Cane Day chair man Ernie Mendez and Lioness president Jeanie Contributions may be sent to New Braunfels Noon White Cane Ernie Mendez Box New Braunfels Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt By County Extension Agent Discussion about this controversial new law will con tinue for a long but agricultural producers must remember that sanctions against employers who know ingly hire illegal aliens lake effect on June The primary political objection of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of which was passed on was to regain control of the As a a concentrated effort to encforce this law is Producers should insure that they understand the basic provisions of the law so they comply with the re quirements without subjecting themselves to fine and other stiffer The employer sanctions are what give this new law its If an employer knowingly hires an illegal he could be subject to a maximum fine of for the first offense and up to for each offense after the se If an employer repeatedly breaks the the violation will be declared a pattern or practice and the penalty climbs to a maximum six months in jail and fine for each unathorized alien The Immigration and Naturalization INS granted both public information period and warning The public information period expires on May This period allowed both workers and employers lime to learn about the laws The warning period begins June The law will be en but only warning citations will be given to first time The full force of the law will be enforced on secondtime offenders during the warning The law will be fully implemented with threetier which will go into effect on May Employers must verify a job applicants identity and right to work in the This can be done in several dif ferent One document svill be needed to prove inden such as a divers naturaliza tion birth certificale i with photo ID or state approved identity A persons legal right to work in the can be established with documentation such as a social security card or birth certificate with photo ID These two documentation requirements could be embedded into a single document such as a cer tificale of certificate of unexpirecl passort with a valid employment certificate or a green These documents must be requested from every including close Failure to do so could open the employer to discrimination charges or fines for not verifying a workers An Antidiscrimination provision was written into the law to prevent discriminalion against Citizens who look as though they could be illegal Failing to hire a person authorized to work because of their citizenship status or national origin could result in fines up to for the first offense and up to for the Employer sanctions do not apply to the employcment of an individual who has or referred before the enactment of this law 1986 This means thai verificalion requirements must be met for all employees hired since iS Satisfied with the Corkers the employer and the employee must fill out nvn hi rg hly verificalion which will be pmn nv ron The form requires the at he has reviewed the documenla sworkers icienlification and legal The employee must under penalty of perjury that his documentation is This form must be kept on file the entire time the worker is When the employee the form must be kept on file for either a 3year period afler hiring dale or 1 year after whichever is Not complying with any of the verification procedures carries its own set of fines and ramging bet ween and for each individual violation These fines are in addition to Ihose associated with employer sanctions for hiring Although employers are required to ask every appli cant for ihe necessary documentation and jointly fill out the ehgibilty verification Ihe employer will nol be responsible for proving the authenticity of the documents presented by the job If the documents are ob viously the employer would be held Labor contractors must follow the same verificalion procedures required of other What appears unclear at this is if the use of labor con tractors will relieve agricultural producers verificalion INS representatives were unable to clarify Ihis Implementing regulations will be needed to establish In the growers should obtain copies of eligibility verification forms from The new law requires all INS officials to obtain a search using the same procedures as law en forcement before they can legally enter a 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