A former top attorney at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Seattle branch has pled guilty to charges he stole the identity of seven immigrants and attempted to use that information to defraud several major financial institutions, his attorney announced Thursday.
An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday allowed a Honduran native to move forward with his suit claiming a jail in Lake County wrongfully continued to detain him after his sister posted bond for him, and then retaliated to his complaints about that detention by transferring him to Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
After months of wrangling, the Senate’s anticipated immigration debate turned into an utter bust on Thursday as the body voted down both bipartisan proposals and President Donald Trump’s effort.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a case concerning whether Arizona may deny issuing driver’s licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants, saying a related case would be a better vehicle to settle the matter.
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday asserted that the third iteration of President Donald Trump’s travel ban unconstitutionally targeted Muslims as evidenced by his own public statements, marking the second time a federal appeals court has ruled against the policy.
A group of immigrant day laborers sued a rail company in New York state court on Wednesday, saying they were hired to do dangerous work without proper training or equipment, dehumanized by being compared to animals and subjected to an "egregious, racially hostile work environment."
A Filipino family who entered the United States as legal permanent residents won a $387,621 verdict on Wednesday when a Colorado federal jury found they had been forced to work without wages for a family member who sponsored their entry.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts Amanda Brady and Amy Mallow of Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management from Am Law 200 firms about how they are navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. The second conversation is with Allison Friend, chief human resources officer for Hogan Lovells LLP.
Two days after starting what was supposed to be a sweeping immigration debate, the Senate has yet to take a single vote as disagreements over legal immigration and President Donald Trump’s proposal to deal with Dreamers have kept the parties in their respective camps.
A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday dismissed for the second time a proposed class action made up of foreign shepherds working in the U.S. on H-2A visas who said that several ranches failed to pay them minimum wage, finding that federal jurisdiction requirements hadn’t been met.
The Trump administration on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a California federal court’s order that temporarily barred it from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, arguing that it is an agency action that courts must defer to.
A former top attorney at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Seattle branch has been charged with stealing the identity of seven immigrants and attempting to use that information to defraud several major financial institutions, according to Washington federal court documents.
After enduring years of physical and sexual abuse in Honduras, two teenage sisters with big dreams to help others in their new lives were recently granted asylum in the U.S., following three years of pro bono advocacy by a team of attorneys at Polsinelli.
As the Senate continues its freewheeling immigration debate, members of both parties are competing to reach 60 votes on one of numerous proposals balancing relief for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiaries with border security. Here’s our field guide to the various immigration plans currently floating around Congress.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a suit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of violating the American Civil Liberties Union’s free speech rights near an Arizona checkpoint, agreeing with arguments made by a Covington & Burling LLP attorney that the lower court abused its discretion by denying their request to take discovery.
The Senate’s planned freewheeling immigration debate threatened to spin out of control Tuesday, as the body did not vote on a single proposal while Democrats delayed offering their own plans and Republican leaders threatened to shut down the debate at the end of the week.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has affirmed a U.S. Department of Labor decision denying a North Carolina landscaper's request to employ foreign seasonal workers, finding the company failed to prove the jobs were temporary.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday entered an order that temporarily bars the Trump administration from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, holding that the federal government has not sufficiently justified why it sought to roll back the immigration initiative.
The Trump administration’s proposals for redrawing the nation’s immigration system through reductions in family reunification visas and the elimination of the diversity visa lottery would negatively impact the entry of nationals from Africa, Asia and Latin America into the U.S., according to an analysis released on Monday by the Center for American Progress.
A coalition of 19 attorneys general and others urged the U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday to reject the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census, arguing it would undermine the accuracy of the population count and violate the census’ obligations under federal law.
As President Donald Trump emphasized in his recent State of the Union speech, the U.S. economy appears to be strong. Unfortunately, as the Democratic response confirmed, the state of affairs on Capitol Hill is anything but. Jeffrey Turner and David Schnittger of Squire Patton Boggs LLP outline what Congress must do in the next month or so.
Because courts have not modernized as quickly as companies like Amazon, Tesla and Apple, Americans are becoming increasingly dissatisfied, but technological innovations may be able to help Americans access their due process, says Stephen Kane of FairClaims.
The four pillars of President Donald Trump's immigration plan are not new — they were proposed by the White House a week before his State of the Union address Tuesday. However, by placing them in the speech, the president seems to be signaling that this is his bottom line, says Jeffrey Gorsky of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.
Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northe... (continued)
Initial selection of defense counsel is usually made at the outset of litigation, long before it is known whether the case may actually proceed to trial. Attorneys with McDermott Will & Emery discuss questions in-house lawyers should consider when deciding whether their litigation counsel should remain lead trial counsel in a case proceeding to trial.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it is terminating the temporary protected status program for foreign nationals residing in the U.S. from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and, most recently, El Salvador. Employers should review their internal procedures for reverifying expiring employment eligibility and consider performing an internal Form I-9 audit, say Otto Immel and Ashley Sykes of Quarles & Brady LLP.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.
While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.