Immigration

  • March 13, 2015

    5 Insights From Dish General Counsel Stanton Dodge

    Some general counsels hire big-name firms as "insurance" in case something goes wrong. I have never done that and never will, says R. Stanton Dodge, executive vice president and general counsel of Dish Network Corp.

  • March 12, 2015

    3 School Operators Arrested In Immigration Fraud Case

    Three people were arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly running a scheme that generated $6 million a year by enabling foreign nationals to enter the U.S. on student visas, even though they had no intention of attending classes at sponsoring schools, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • March 12, 2015

    6th Circ. Tosses Mexican Citizen's Removal Challenge

    The Sixth Circuit on Thursday upheld the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of a Mexican national's application to cancel his deportation, saying the board correctly followed its precedent when it reached its decision.

  • March 12, 2015

    DOJ Asks 5th Circ. To Lift Block On Immigration Actions

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday filed an emergency motion with the Fifth Circuit to stay a decision halting new deferred deportation policies created by the president’s executive actions, even though a Texas district court had yet to rule on the same request.

  • March 12, 2015

    Whistleblowers Spur Border Patrol Reform, $100M Savings

    Whistleblower allegations about U.S. Customs and Border Protection overtime abuse led to reforms that saved $83.7 million in 2014 and sparked a new law expected to save $100 million a year, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Thursday.

  • March 12, 2015

    USCIS Can Revoke Religious Worker Petition, Judge Says

    A Missouri federal judge on Thursday rejected a church’s bid to secure a U.S. visa for its Nigerian pastor, saying the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was right to revoke the church’s petition over a failed compliance review and questions about the man’s pay.

  • March 12, 2015

    7 Tips For Nabbing A Permanent Labor Certification

    The road to winning a permanent labor certification is filled with possible pitfalls, from a faulty job description to incorrect advertising. Below, Law360 offers seven tips to keep Labor Department officers happy when helping your client hire a permanent foreign worker.

  • March 12, 2015

    Immigration Atty Hits USCIS With FOIA Suit Over Doc Receipt

    An immigration attorney filed suit Wednesday against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for allegedly failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for a document he said he needs to properly represent his client in removal proceedings.

  • March 12, 2015

    Indian Workers Call Signal's Sanctions Bid 'Desperate'

    A group of Indian workers on Wednesday ripped Signal International LLC's bid for sanctions in a human trafficking suit over an alleged delay in handing over immigration-related documents that purportedly hindered its trial preparation, telling a Texas federal court the request is a "desperate attempt at a Hail Mary pass."

  • March 11, 2015

    Ex-Ariz. Sen. Avoids Email Search In Immigration Law Fight

    A federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by organizations suing over Arizona’s controversial “show me your papers” law to conduct another search of the email records of a former state senator who crafted the legislation, saying that an extra search would be unlikely to uncover new relevant information.

  • March 11, 2015

    Gov't Straightens Out Stance On Samoans' Suit For Citizenship

    Federal lawyers on Tuesday told the D.C. Circuit they don’t believe their case would come unhinged if American Samoa were to support its residents’ bid for U.S. citizenship, apologizing if the court got a different impression after last month's oral arguments.

  • March 11, 2015

    Sen. Proposes Funding For Tribes To Fight Human Trafficking

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, proposed an amendment to an anti-human trafficking bill on Wednesday that would provide Indian tribes with access to federal funding to combat human trafficking on tribal lands.

  • March 11, 2015

    National Origin Suit Against Sears Sent Back To Calif.

    A California federal judge sent back to state court Tuesday a lawsuit alleging a former Sears, Roebuck & Co. worker was harassed because of her age and national origin, granting a joint request from the two sides.

  • March 11, 2015

    USCIS Wrongly Nixed Clinic's H-1B Visa Bid, Judge Says

    A Washington federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to grant an H-1B temporary worker visa to a South Korean citizen, saying the agency disregarded relevant evidence when it denied a petition for her to work as a health care manager at an acupuncture clinic.

  • March 11, 2015

    Carnival Co. Wants 'Surprise' Docs Axed In Visa, Wage Row

    A New England amusement park filed a motion Tuesday asking a Massachusetts court to strike “surprise affidavits” filed by workers accusing the company of underpaying them and forcing the employees to shell out for H-2B visa expenses, saying the plaintiffs were trying to “sandbag” them.

  • March 11, 2015

    Airlines Charge Exempt Passengers Tourism Tax, Suit Says

    A group of Mexican citizens living in the U.S. launched a proposed class action on Tuesday accusing several airlines, including United Airlines Inc. and Delta Airlines Inc., of conspiring to swindle them out of millions of dollars for a "Mexico tourism tax" they weren't obligated to pay.

  • March 11, 2015

    $14M Verdict Just The Start Of Signal Trafficking Fight

    A Louisiana federal jury recently handed down a historic $14 million verdict in a labor trafficking suit against Signal International LLC, but that was far from the end of the shipbuilder's legal battles, as it faces 12 similar suits. Here, Law360 examines how the verdict will impact the other cases and human trafficking awareness.

  • March 11, 2015

    Senators Introduce Bill To Keep Immigrants From Tax Credit

    A group of Republican senators Tuesday, led by Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced legislation that would prevent individuals granted deferred deportation under the president’s executive actions from taking advantage of the earned income tax credit.

  • March 11, 2015

    Sen. Proposes Changes To Birthright Citizenship

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said Tuesday he wants to include legislation meant to curb the practice of “birthplace tourism” in an anti-human trafficking bill that has been put in front of the U.S. Senate.

  • March 11, 2015

    5th Circ. Says Man Can't Get Asylum For Taliban's Beliefs

    The Fifth Circuit upheld the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum to a Pakistani citizen, ruling Tuesday that the harm the Taliban caused him — beating him, assaulting his pregnant wife and murdering his brother-in-law — resulted from the terrorist group’s political beliefs, not his.