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.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's crackdown on scofflaws in a federal program for immigrant investors entered a new phase Monday when the agency took action against several attorneys who decided to moonlight as deal makers without following the rules on how to do that.
At a time when clients are expecting more than they ever have from their attorneys, several firms have reestablished themselves as the best in the business at exceeding their clients’ expectations, earning a spot on an annual ranking of general counsels' favorite legal practitioners after previously missing the cut.
Only three firms have earned high praise from their clients for 15 consecutive years, a new survey shows. Here’s how they did it and what every firm should learn from them.
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday dismissed a case against the federal government over new wage calculation policies for a visa program, holding that three labor organizations and a worker lacked standing to challenge the rules.
A film production studio has renewed its $45 million suit against former NBA journeyman Theo Ratliff and several entertainment companies over an unsuccessful EB-5 immigrant investor deal, filing an amended complaint Friday after the first one was tossed for being too “confusing."
The federal government asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to rehear a case involving an immigration lawyer who alleges that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had a pattern of not complying with Freedom of Information Act timing requirements, saying the attorney was not the FOIA requester and therefore lacked standing.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday granted a Mexican national’s petition for review and ordered the Board of Immigration Appeals to reconsider its decision upholding an immigration judge’s denial of his application for cancellation of removal and request for voluntary departure, saying the BIA erred by conducting impermissible fact finding.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sanctioned six attorneys and sued a seventh Monday, saying they acted as unregistered broker-dealers when they helped to effect EB-5 investments by clients seeking U.S. visas.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review strenuously argued against releasing the names of immigration judges who have been subject to complaints on Thursday, telling the D.C. Circuit that the judges would face stigma if their names were disclosed and could lose respect in court.
A U.S. Department of Labor judge on Thursday reversed a temporary labor certification denial for a nanny position sought by a man whose wife had died in childbirth, finding that his wife’s sudden passing and the departure of his other nanny had created an emergency situation.
A group of Chinese citizens seeking visas under an immigrant investor program sued U.S. Bank NA and an Idaho gold mining company in Utah federal court Thursday, saying the companies should have returned millions of dollars in investment money after the investors' visa applications were denied.
More than 200 Democratic members of Congress asked the Supreme Court on Thursday evening to take up the Obama administration's challenge to an injunction on the president’s key executive actions on immigration, arguing that the initiatives are within the executive branch’s authority.
A Chinese investor accused a Las Vegas-based owner of Papa John’s locations and other restaurants of absconding with $500,000 he invested in new sandwich shops that were supposed to secure him an EB-5 visa after a company merger, according to a suit filed Thursday in California federal court.