A Mexican national seeking asylum in the U.S. is suing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Executive Office of Immigration Review, claiming that what he calls the agencies’ incompetence and unlawful policies caused renewal of his work authorization to be denied for months.
A judge has ruled an Arizona construction company that had dozens of missing I-9 forms and backdated others must pay $97,000 for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act, about half the amount proposed by government officials.
The federal government fired back at a U.S. citizen who is seeking a visa for her Afghan husband in a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether visa denials can be subjected to outside scrutiny, claiming she has no right to judicial review and that the issue is a matter of national security.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has laid out guidelines to implement a 2014 class action settlement allowing some foreign individuals the possibility of reopening their requests for permission to re-enter the U.S. and adjust their status, if the requests were filed in the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction.
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund hit New Mexico's tax department with two lawsuits Thursday alleging the state is wrongly withholding millions of dollars of tax refunds from immigrants who use ID numbers other than Social Security numbers to file their taxes.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Thursday granted a permanent labor certification requested by American Airlines for a senior infrastructure engineer job, reversing a denial based on the airline’s failure to show its name on documentation of its website posting for the position.
An Arizona federal judge on Thursday ordered sheriff Joe Arpaio and other members of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to show why they shouldn't be held in contempt for violating an injunction over traffic stops used to verify drivers’ immigration status, saying the plaintiffs presented enough proof the injunction's terms were not implemented.
The Board of Immigration Appeals on Thursday ruled that a person born out of wedlock may qualify as the legitimate child of biological parents under federal immigration law if the person was born in a country that has eliminated all legal distinctions between children based on parents’ marital status.
The U.S. Secretary of Labor on Wednesday appealed a Florida district court’s decision to vacate a 2012 rule modifying the H-2B program for temporary foreign workers, setting up an Eleventh Circuit battle over whether the Labor Department has the power to issue the regulations.
A judge on the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said Wednesday that a Las Vegas plastering company hadn't shown it needed to add temporary workers to its crews because of seasonal demand, upholding the denial of the company’s H-2B certification request for 50 laborers.
An Alabama federal judge on Thursday ordered the state’s second-largest county to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, paving the way for other holdout parts of the state to fall in line.
The Texas federal judge overseeing 26 states’ challenge to new immigration policies created by President Barack Obama’s recent executive actions rejected a bid by three undocumented immigrants to intervene in the suit on Wednesday, although he did allow the women to be heard as amici curiae, or friends of the court.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a nominee for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, but held over votes on Michelle Lee, nominated for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office chief, several judicial nominees and U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, amid debate over Lynch’s position on immigration issues and a controversial money laundering settlement.
A California appeals court overturned a denial of citizenship to a boy whose mother had abandoned him, ruling Wednesday that the lower court interpreted special immigrant juvenile status requirements too narrowly.
Protesters interrupted a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Wednesday on legislation that would criminalize being in the country unlawfully and speed up deportations for many children, prompting Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to suggest some of the demonstrators were “unlawfully present" in the U.S.
An Oklahoma vegetable farm has agreed to pay $12,500 in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act, claims which arose out of its employment of several workers under the federal H-2A visa program.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Tuesday proposed legislation that would cut a key tax break for companies that hire workers who are in the country illegally, saying the plan could be a way to shut off job magnets that encourage immigrants to come to the U.S.
A pair of Texas federal lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S Senate to require federal deference to state laws on same-sex marriage, arguing that the federal government had wrongly attempted to “force” recognition of same-sex marriage on states.
Alabama's striking resistance to legalized same-sex marriage has conjured up shades of previous backlashes against major civil rights rulings, but experts say that sort of defiance won't deter a U.S. Supreme Court that appears poised to extend marriage rights nationwide.
The Board of Immigration Appeals on Wednesday granted the government's bid to revise its interpretation of a U.S. Supreme Court case in light of a recent Tenth Circuit precedent as part of an appeal by a Mexican national to challenge his deportation after being convicted of a felony for discharging a firearm.