Judge denies request for quick hearing on No-Match

WASHINGTON – U.S. District Judge Charles Brever has reportedly rejected a Bush Administration request to expedite a hearing to considered the proposed No-Match Rule.

The No-Match Rule refers to what actions employers should take when they receive a no-match letter when checking on the eligibility of employees.

The abbreviated schedule could have reportedly made it possible for the rule to take effect before President Bush leaves office. Instead, President-Elect Barack will have to consider the issue. Obama has not taken a position on the rule.

The American Meat Institute (AMI) said it submitted comments on April 25, 2008, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s release of its Supplemental Proposed Rule that attempts to clarify the Final Rule issued on August 15, 2007, regarding Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter.


Source: American Meat Institute

Cattlemen's College to be held during NCBA convention

DENVER – Cattlemen’s College will have its 16th incarnation during the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show.

The event will be in Phoenix, Ariz. From Jan. 28 to 31.

Sponsored by the NCBA and Pfizer Animal Health, Cattlemen’s College offers solutions to challenges cattlemen face on a daily basis. The sessions, which start at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 28, provide outstanding opportunity to hear from leading authorities on the issues, as well as discussion with other producers facing similar challenges.

Cattlemen’s College registration information, as well as a complete schedule for the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show and Phoenix hotel information, is available at www.beefusa.org or by calling (866) 233-3872.


Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association