South Carolina Immigration Law Takes Effect January 1, 2012

As of January 1, 2012 South Carolina’s new immigration law is in effect.  That said, due to a federal judge’s ruling in December, certain parts of the law are not currently enforceable.  These uneforceable provisions include some of the most controversial parts of the law including transportation of illegal immigrants and requiring officers to check the immigration status of people they pull over if they suspect they are in the United States illegally.

E-Verify, an online program that allows employers to input information from required I-9 hiring forms and find out a new employee’s legal work status, is in effect for South Carolina businesses.  Employers who are not registered to use E-Verify will have a grace period until July. After that, businesses that violate the law will get a year probation and have their license revoked for repeat violations.

Should you, your business, or a loved one violate an immigration law, whether new, old or pending, Miller|Conway, Goose Creek Attorneys, urges you to call 843.764.3334 for a complete analysis and review of your case.  Miller|Conway, South Carolina Immigration Attorneys, are here to fight for your rights.