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AMIF Worker Safety Conference Highlight: BASIC Pilot, IMAGE Program Focus of Expanded Immigration Session

Friday, February 23, 2007

Washington, D.C. – As immigration and employee verification becomes increasingly difficult, an expanded session addressing those challenges will be featured at the 2007 AMI Foundation Conference on Worker Safety, Health & Human Resources, April 2-4, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

During the first half of the session, Katherine Lotspeich, chief, outreach and education with the Verification Division of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security will discuss the BASIC Pilot Employee Verification Program, including the most recent optional photo verification program, currently being tested by employers.

In the second half of the session, Katerina Gikas, national program manager of Smuggling and Public Safety Investigations with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security will discuss the IMAGE program. The program is currently being rolled out to employers who have applied to belong to the program. Gikas will describe the multi-part program.

Following the second presentation, the speakers will participate in a joint question and answer session. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions of both representatives at the same time.

The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is the premier hotel choice in downtown Denver, with convenient access to the business and entertainment districts of the Mile High City. Room rates are $164 for a single or double. For the special conference rate, be sure to contact the hotel directly at 303/436-1234 before March 8, 2007 and mention the Worker Safety Conference.

Registration can be completed online or by submitting a registration form. Early Bird Registration – prior to Mar. 8, 2007 – is $625 per person ($565 for three or more registrations from the same company). After Mar. 8, 2007, attendees pay the regular conference rate of $675 per person ($615 for three or more registrations from the same company). Non-member rates are $865 per person.

For more information, registration and ongoing updates, visit the Events/Education section of http://www.MeatAMI.com.

For more information contact:
Patrick Wilson
Manager, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Aff

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