Immigration

  • February 23, 2016

    Ranchers Say Shepherd Wage Suit Doesn't Belong In Court

    The ranchers and organizations facing allegations they violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to fix the wages of shepherds on temporary work visas urged a Colorado federal court Monday to toss the case, saying the workers' arguments lack sense, are motivated by politics and don't belong in a courtroom.

  • February 23, 2016

    3rd Circ. Orders BIA To Consider Ebola In Asylum Bid

    A Liberian man will have a chance to convince the Board of Immigration Appeals that he is entitled to asylum because of the Ebola crisis, after the Third Circuit ruled Monday it wasn’t clear whether the board had fully addressed the issue.

  • February 22, 2016

    Calif. Board Defends Decision To Reject Man With Fake SSN

    The California State Personnel Board told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that it broke no law when it denied an appeal from a man who was disqualified from being a correctional officer after admitting to using a false Social Security number.

  • February 22, 2016

    5 Tips For Rocking A Musician's Visa Application

    While some musicians may think that the hardest part of coming to the U.S. is finding a couch to crash on, getting a visa for your latest tour or recording session takes careful planning and knowing what pitfalls to avoid along the way. Here are five tips for nabbing a visa for musicians, from rock stars to YouTube sensations.

  • February 22, 2016

    HHS Unit Fails To Check Care Of Migrant Kids, GAO Reports

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unit tasked with providing care to thousands of Central American children hasn’t provided consistent site visits to its facilities, according to a Monday report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

  • February 22, 2016

    NJ Immigration Officer Accepted Sex And Bribes, Feds Say

    A former deportation officer is facing federal allegations that he accepted cash bribes and sex in exchange for providing worker authorization documents, and concealed his employment of an undocumented citizen at a New Jersey hair salon he owned.

  • February 22, 2016

    8th Circ. Denies Review To Haitian Fearing Imprisonment

    The Eighth Circuit on Friday denied a petition from a Haitian woman who claims she’ll be imprisoned in terrible conditions if she’s deported, saying an appeals board used the right legal standard in weighing whether she’d shown a probability of being tortured.

  • February 22, 2016

    Emergency Procedures Start For Backlogged H-2B Applications

    Employers on Monday can begin requesting emergency treatment of their pending H-2B visa applications while the U.S. Department of Labor continues to grapple with a processing backlog.

  • February 22, 2016

    EEOC Says A Jury Needs To Hear Anti-Muslim Bias Case

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged a judge Monday not to award a Nebraska meatpacker judgment against four former employees who are part of a broader discrimination suit, telling the judge there are questions better left for a jury to decide.

  • February 22, 2016

    Big Airlines Beat Racketeering Suit Over Mexico Tourism Tax

    A Georgia federal judge tossed a proposed class action alleging seven airlines, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Airlines Inc.,  engaged in racketeering to unlawfully charge Mexican citizens millions of dollars in tourism taxes, saying Friday the suit lacked evidence that the companies had worked together.

  • February 19, 2016

    Sports Agent Smuggled Cuban Baseball Players, Feds Say

    A professional baseball agent who represents several Cuba-born players was indicted on charges he helped smuggle players in from Cuba, according to Florida federal court documents unsealed on Friday.

  • February 19, 2016

    Clinton Sets Immigration As Priority For Her 1st 100 Days

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday promised voters in Nevada that during the first 100 days of her presidency, she will work to introduce legislation that would address a reform of the nation’s immigration system.

  • February 19, 2016

    Hu & Associates Hits Back In Immigrant Investor Suit

    A California law firm targeted in a fraud lawsuit came out swinging with a series of counterclaims on Thursday, claiming the suit is a misguided attempt from a Chinese national to get out of a valid investment deal. 

  • February 19, 2016

    LA Immigration Judge Raised To Assistant Chief Status

    The Executive Office For Immigration Review has brought on a new assistant chief immigration judge for courts in Los Angeles and a city in San Bernardino County.

  • February 19, 2016

    BALCA Flips 2 Cert. Denials For Project Manager Jobs

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Thursday ordered that two previously denied companies be granted permanent labor certifications for project manager positions, including an IT company that listed $1 as the maximum pay for the position in a job order.

  • February 19, 2016

    NJ Grower Must Pay For Wage Violations, DOL Judge Says

    A New Jersey wholesale garden plant grower owes back wages to 69 domestic workers because it didn’t pay them their proper rates while they were employed correspondingly with temporary workers under the H-2A visa program, a U.S. Department of Labor judge ruled Thursday.

  • February 19, 2016

    Plea Deal Was Misrepresented, Immigrant Tells High Court

    An Italian national who recently pled guilty to drug charges has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal over whether he was unfairly given bad advice by his attorney about the potential for deportation after his guilty plea, as well as improper advice from a federal judge during his plea hearing.

  • February 18, 2016

    Visa-Waiver Limits Expanded To Libya, Somalia, Yemen

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that visa-free travel to the U.S. will be restricted for certain people who have traveled to Libya, Somalia and Yemen, adding them to a list of four other countries whose visitors were recently blocked from entering without a visa.

  • February 18, 2016

    NYC Program Aims To Help Foreign Entrepreneurs Get Visas

    The New York City Economic Development Corp. on Thursday unveiled a program aimed at helping foreign entrepreneurs get hold of highly sought H-1B visas, through a partnership with the City University of New York.

  • February 18, 2016

    NY Immigration Atty Gets Prison For False Billing Scam

    A federal judge in New Jersey handed down a 57-month prison sentence to a New York immigration attorney convicted at trial of defrauding two multinational companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by billing them for services that were never provided.