An Illinois federal judge on Thursday shot down Chicago’s bid to reconsider an order that partially denied the city's request for an injunction against anti-sanctuary city conditions for certain grants, unmoved by a new letter to a city official from the U.S. Department of Justice.
A slew of tech experts and civil rights groups are raising the alarm over the Trump administration's proposed “extreme vetting initiative” for immigrants, sending letters to the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday arguing the program would likely be discriminatory.
The government told a D.C. federal judge on Friday that courts don’t have the right to confer citizenship, moving to dismiss a suit brought by noncitizen Army recruits accusing it of unfairly delaying the expedited naturalization they were promised under a recently paused program.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., ranking member of the immigration subcommittee, and 19 other Senate Democrats sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Kirstjen Nielsen asking if she’d advocate for legislation that protects young immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation.
The Board of Immigration Appeals on Friday overturned an immigration judge’s ruling that a lawful permanent resident was ineligible for removal despite his alleged violation of a court protective order precluding contact with a woman and her family, saying the judge did not properly consider that the violation led to a criminal contempt conviction.
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia urged the Fourth Circuit to preserve a Maryland federal court’s block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban preventing nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., saying the restrictions hurt tourism and recruitment of international talent.
A Washington-based vegetable processing plant has agreed to shell out $100,000 to resolve claims levied against it by the U.S. Department of Justice that it discriminated against immigrants who were authorized to work in the U.S. in violation of federal immigration law, the DOJ announced Thursday.
The International Refugee Assistance Project and other immigrant advocates asked the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday to maintain the block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban restricting nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., and asked that it be expanded.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Thursday released new policy guidance, in the form of an adopted decision, clarifying that beneficiaries of work-based immigrant visa applications who are able to change jobs are considered “affected parties” when it comes to the visa petition revocation process and should be allowed to take part in it.
The government must hand over internal documents describing how it decided to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a split Ninth Circuit said Thursday in a decision that found the New York and California judges who issued the orders hadn’t clearly erred.
With U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services starting interviews for employment-based green card applicants, attorneys are preparing clients for a new step in the immigration process, including what key materials to bring. Here are four tips for approaching the new green card interviews.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Thursday that it is close to a settlement with Jay Peak ski resort owner Ariel Quiros in its suit against him over his role in a $350 million EB-5 visa fraud suit.
A Georgia federal judge refused Wednesday to rule in favor of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a suit by the Southern Poverty Law Center over the department's alleged refusal to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding a pair of immigration raids, saying the agency failed to conduct an adequate search.
The Trump administration on Wednesday reversed its stance that it would do nothing for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program applicants who met a filing deadline before the U.S. Postal Service apparently mishandled their applications, as challengers to plans to nix the program told a New York federal court the error affected at least 4,000 people.
An Arizona federal judge ruled Wednesday that former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio does not have standing to ask for recusal of the judge or the official court monitor from a long-running class action accusing the lawman of profiling Latinos in traffic stops.
The Trump administration on Wednesday launched its latest salvo in its bid to challenge so-called sanctuary cities, sending warning letters to communities in states including California, Massachusetts and New York that it suspects are violating federal immigration law.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday refused to revive an unauthorized immigrant’s bid to stop deportation proceedings, finding that his immigration judge hadn’t been required to recuse herself despite her spouse’s high-ranking role in the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
A woman was arrested on Tuesday on newly unsealed charges that she made false statements on her naturalization application, which she denied at a subsequent arraignment.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday temporarily barred the Trump administration from rejecting Philadelphia’s bid for a federal policing grant based on the city’s "sanctuary city" policy toward unauthorized immigrants.
A Colorado federal judge Wednesday paused a proposed class action filed by au pairs alleging that multiple sponsor agencies colluded to set low pay rates so that one of the agencies can appeal to the Tenth Circuit the court’s decision not to compel arbitration.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Recently, a strong economy, coupled with a low unemployment rate for college-educated professionals has resulted in U.S. employers having just over a 30 percent chance of having their H-1B petitions selected for adjudication. Fortunately, there are alternatives employers can consider when they are unable to obtain the foreign professional resources they need, says Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.
Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan recently issued a directive to increase worksite enforcement, putting I-9 compliance personnel on notice. However, knowing some basics about this development can help stakeholders gauge what to expect from the current administration, says Leigh Ganchan of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
Nothing has been more instrumental in my role as a legal recruiter than what I learned from a variety of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and investment bankers — how to analyze a deal and make a decision quickly. It boils down to the traditional SWOT analysis, says Howard Cohl, director in Major Lindsey & Africa’s emerging markets group.
As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.
Artificial intelligence needs to be legally defensible in order to be useful to law firms. There are requirements for making this happen, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Hanzo Archives Ltd.
The long litigation life cycle for large, complex civil lawsuits provides ample time for clients and counsel to form strong opinions — often negative when based on adversarial exchanges — about the opposing trial team, their witnesses and their experts. Martha Luring of Salmons Consulting shares some common perceptions not always shared by jurors.
A few jurists and commentators have recently caused a stir in the e-discovery community by arguing that litigants should avoid using keyword searches to filter or cull a document population before using predictive coding. This “no-cull” rationale undermines the principle of proportionality at the heart of the recent changes to Federal Rule 26, say John Rosenthal and Jason Moore of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Recent announcements reinforce the administration’s focus on policing abuses and preventing fraud in the H-1B and L-1 visa programs. Employers can expect U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services not only to second-guess the validity of H-1B and L-1 petitions, but to search for opportunities to investigate and penalize employers, say Elizabeth Espín Stern and Maximillian Del Rey of Mayer Brown LLP.