Immigration Briefs

By Mark Krikorian on May 30, 2008

  • E-Verify -- the government's online system enabling employers to check legal status of workers -- is already handling more than 10 percent of all new hires.
  • Mechanical olive pickers are beginning to spread: "As efficiency of mechanical harvesting increases and cost of hand harvesting increases, mechanical harvesting will become more attractive." (h/t Randall Burns)
  • American livers transplanted to Japanese gangsters: "'If you want to destroy public support for organ donation on the part of Americans, you'd be hard pressed to think of a practice that would be better suited,' said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania." (h/t Michelle)
  • Beware the lifeguard gap! (h/t Chris Kelly)