How to find Administrative Law Decisions
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If an employer is charged with violating the Immigration and Nationality Act's (INA) nondiscrimination or employer sanctions provisions, the employer has a right to an administrative hearing.  The decisions issued by the administrative hearing examiner after an administrative hearing in an employer sanctions or nondiscrimination case are public record.  You can discover if any administrative hearing decision has dealt with situations you are interested in by going to the Comprehensive Guide to Published and Indexed Decisions maintained by the Office of Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO)

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The Comprehensive Guide lists various topics.  Under each topic is listed the names of cases dealing with the topic, citations to each case, and the year each case decision was issued.   However, there are currently no hot links to the actual case decisions.  To go to a case cited in the index, you will have to note its citation.  For example, the first case cited in the index is Rusk v. Northrop Corp & DOD 4 OCAHO 607 (1994).  To actually read that case, you need to go to http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/OcahoMain/ocahosibpage.htm#Administrative Decisions.  At the bottom of this webpage is a topic called Cumulative Alphabetical Listing of Published Decisions and Orders.  Under this topic are headings Bound Volume 1, Bound Volume 2, etc.   You can find the Rush v. Northrop Corp & DOD in Bound Volume 4.   You can tell what volume any decision is in looking at the citation in the index.  The citation to Rush v. Northrop Corp. & DOD is 4 OCAHO 607.  The 4 tells you that the decision is in Bound Volume 4.   The number 607 tells you the reference number of the decision.  So to read the decision in  Rush v. Northrop Corp. & DOD, go to http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/OcahoMain/ocahosibpage.htm#Administrative Decisions and click on Bound Volume 4, and than click on reference number 607.

"IRCA's ANTIDISCRIMINATION PROVISION - How It Works and Can It Be Used to Combat Anti-Immigrant Fears?" has links to Administrative Hearing Case Decisions named in it (links to named Federal Court decisions will be added in the future).  This means that if you click on the named case, you will be taken to the actual administrative hearing case decision.  To go back to where you were in the article after looking at case, just hit the back button in your browser.