The government urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday not to hear an appeal from a Jamaican citizen who says he was ordered deported after his hearing notice was sent to the wrong address, arguing that his appearance notice had warned him of his responsibility to update his address in writing.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday ordered the Board of Immigration Appeals to consider the dangers transgender women face in Mexico when reviewing one such woman’s application for asylum, citing a September decision holding that the agency had wrongly assumed Mexico’s anti-discrimination laws have made life safer for transgender people.
A federal judge late Wednesday shot down Texas’ last-minute bid to block Syrian refugees from settling in Houston, reasoning that the state had failed to show how two families posed a real terrorist threat.
Three unauthorized immigrants and several former immigration officials have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision affirming a block on the president’s core immigration executive actions, saying respectively that the Fifth Circuit misunderstood the policy guidance and its ruling undercuts the basis for many forms of deferred action.
A Republican and a Democratic senator introduced legislation on Tuesday that would cut by 15,000 the annual number of H-1B visas available for foreigners in “specialty” occupations and allocate them based on wages.
The head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told lawmakers Wednesday that the agency is reviewing the fiance visa program used by one of the attackers in San Bernardino, and that USCIS has been ordered to retroactively review such cases approved in recent years.
The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Mexican national's mandatory stint in a Texas drug and alcohol treatment facility as part of his court-imposed probation counted as imprisonment when an immigration judge determined he couldn't cancel an order that he be removed from the U.S.
Three bussers who work at a bar inside a boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan allege that their supervisors and co-workers discriminated against them because of their Bangladeshi origin, calling them “Taliban,” “Bengali mafia” and other slurs, according to a complaint filed Monday in New York federal court.
The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the Board of Immigration Appeals’ denial of a Mexican national’s request to cancel a removal order, agreeing with the agency that the man had failed to establish the continuous presence requirement and therefore was not eligible for such relief.
Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow governors to bar refugees, unveiling the legislation less than a week after Texas filed a suit to halt the settlement of Syrian refugees in the state, which some legal experts say may be on shaky footing.
A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services correctly denied a visa petition filed by a unit of Chinese auto parts maker THB International Ltd. on behalf of an employee because the agency lacked crucial details about his daily job functions when he worked overseas.
A U.S. Department of Labor judge ruled Monday that California State University Northridge wasn't required to give a former professor more teaching assignments, finding that an agreement made as part of his worker visa didn't demand a specific course load.
A real estate developer facing a $136 million EB-5 fraud suit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told a Washington federal court to reject the agency's attempt to block his request to have the case heard by a jury, saying the agency wrongly argued that the request came too late.
The House easily passed legislation Tuesday to overhaul the visa waiver program by barring visa-free entry to anyone who has recently traveled to Iraq or Syria, a move the bill's backers said aims to prevent terrorists from entering the U.S.
Wisconsin Plastics Inc. continued its bid Monday to escape a lawsuit alleging it fired Hmong and Hispanic workers who lacked English language skills that weren’t necessary to do their jobs, arguing there is no evidence it had illegal motives.
Five firms stood out from their peers on an annual list of those that best exemplify client service in the eyes of in-house attorneys, not just repeating their standout performance but managing to climb even higher in the rankings.
Univision asked a New York federal court on Friday to dismiss a $500 million suit from Donald Trump over the network’s decision to cut ties with Miss Universe, arguing that the GOP presidential candidate’s rhetoric made his affiliated pageants “toxic” to Univision viewers.
The head of the U.S. Travel Association thanked the White House on Monday for correcting the president’s flub that one of the San Bernardino shooters entered the U.S. through the visa waiver program, saying that while the travel community supports examining the program for improvements, it should not be “unduly undermined.”
Dozens of major law firms are seen by general counsels as arrogant, and one of BigLaw’s biggest names stands alone at the top of the high-handed heap, a new survey shows.
A couple urged a Colorado federal court Friday to reverse a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decision denying the wife’s I-130 immigrant visa petition because of the husband’s 1990 child rape conviction, saying the agency abused its discretion.