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Immigration

  • April 21, 2016

    6th Circ. Cuts Ky. Gov. From Davis' Marriage License Row

    The Sixth Circuit has freed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from litigation brought by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis asking the state to remove her name from marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage, finding an executive order doing just that nullified her claims.

  • April 21, 2016

    5th Circ. Rejects El Salvadoran Man’s Bid For Status Change

    An El Salvadoran man’s attempt to adjust his status to permanent resident was dealt another blow on Wednesday, when the Fifth Circuit ruled he had not presented compelling evidence that would show he had been lawfully admitted to the U.S.

  • April 20, 2016

    Man's Husband Wins Wrongful-Death Award Row At 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday blocked the mother of a man killed in a car crash from obtaining money that his husband received in a wrongful death settlement, despite her arguments that they weren’t legally married when the crash took place.

  • April 20, 2016

    Brothers Fight New Atty Fees After $2.8B Cuba Torture Award

    A Cuban exile family won a $2.8 billion judgment award against the Cuban government for alleged torture and harassment by Fidel Castro's security forces have asked a Florida state court to block their former counsel from seeking to collect additional fees.

  • April 20, 2016

    How 2 Immigration Firms Are Raising The Bar For Female Attys

    With immigration firms Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP nabbing the second and third spots on our list of the top places for female attorneys, Law360 takes a look at how these two firms are setting up their female lawyers for success.

  • April 20, 2016

    Ex-AFL-CIO Exec Says He Was Axed Over Comments To Mayor

    The New Jersey State  AFL-CIO and a Morris County mayor were slapped with a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday by a former executive who alleges the organization fired him because he criticized the mayor's stance on immigration during a public meeting he attended as a private citizen.

  • April 20, 2016

    Neb. To Let Certain Immigrants Seek Professional Licenses

    Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday passed a law that opens the door for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in dozens of professions that require state licenses, overriding an earlier veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

  • April 20, 2016

    Packaging Co. Largely Found Liable In I-9 Violations Case

    An administrative law judge for the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer on Tuesday mostly ruled in favor of the federal government in its case against International Packaging Inc. over violations of employment eligibility verification requirements.

  • April 20, 2016

    Disney Consultant Disclaims Wrongdoing With H-1B Hires

    A consulting firm accused of conspiring with Walt Disney World to abuse the H-1B visa program and replace Disney information technology employees with foreign workers told a Florida federal court Wednesday the firm did nothing wrong and should be dismissed from the putative class action.

  • April 20, 2016

    High Court Rejects Evidence Rule In Immigrant's Sentencing

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a Mexican man who challenged his 77-month prison sentence for returning to the U.S. after being deported, finding no additional evidence was needed to show his rights were violated when a district court used the wrong sentencing guidelines.

  • April 20, 2016

    Resort Owner Says SEC Can Only Freeze $50M In EB-5 Suit

    A ski resort owner accused of misappropriating much of $350 million in investments obtained under the EB-5 immigrant investor program asked a Florida federal court Tuesday to lift an order freezing his assets, saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeks far less than the amount frozen.

  • April 19, 2016

    11th Circ. Says It Can't Review Asylum Bid Of Syrian National

    The Eleventh Circuit found Tuesday that it lacks the authority to review arguments made by a Syrian national that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in affirming a denial of his asylum bid and a determination that his marriage fraud convictions were serious crimes, according to a per curiam opinion.

  • April 19, 2016

    General Dynamics Settles OT Suit Involving USCIS Contract

    A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday signed off on the settlement of an employment case in which General Dynamics faced allegations that it misclassified workers on a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contract as exempt from overtime pay.

  • April 19, 2016

    Texas Backs Up Ind. In 7th Circ. Syrian Refugee Appeal

    The state of Texas on Monday urged the Seventh Circuit to grant Indiana’s appeal and allow it to interfere with the resettlement of Syrian refugees within its borders, arguing in an amicus brief that the federal government must collaborate with states when resettling refugees.

  • April 19, 2016

    GAO Backs ICE Detainee Med Services Contract Extension

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement properly considered and rejected the alternatives when it decided to temporarily extend a short-term contract for detainee health services, the U.S. Government Accountability Office concluded in a decision published Monday.

  • April 19, 2016

    9th Circ. Affirms Paralegal’s Post-Fraud Loss Of Citizenship

    A former Los Angeles-area paralegal who pled guilty in a visa fraud scheme lost his challenge to a decision that his citizenship be revoked when the Ninth Circuit on Monday decided he did not have “good moral character” when he applied to become a citizen.

  • April 18, 2016

    Rep. Worried About DHS Retaliation Over Agent's Testimony

    The U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Monday to ensure that there is no retaliation against the head of the border patrol union over his testimony alleging the agency was promoting a “catch and release policy.”

  • April 18, 2016

    Carnival Booking Cuban-Born Passengers Despite Travel Ban

    Cuban-born customers suing Carnival expressed optimism over its announcement Monday that booking for planned Miami-to-Cuba cruises is now open to them while it continues discussions on changing Cuban regulations barring those passengers' arrivals, but said they still seek permanent resolution.

  • April 18, 2016

    USCIS Seeks Win In Chinese Investors' Suit Over Visa Denials

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services urged a D.C. federal judge Friday to award it judgment in a suit brought by Chinese mine investors who sought green cards through the EB-5 program, arguing a decision to deny their petitions was reasonable.

  • April 18, 2016

    Justices Won't Hear Polish Man's Challenge To Re-Entry Bar

    The Supreme Court declined Monday to review the legality of a government policy that prohibits individuals from adjusting their status for 10 years if they stay in the country illegally for more than a year and then voluntarily depart, in an appeal of a Third Circuit ruling brought by a Polish native.