A bill filed in the Texas Legislature on Thursday would make it a misdemeanor offense to falsely pass off a child as a family member at a designated border crossing.
The U.S. Supreme Court should toss an inquiry over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may be deposed over his role in adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census and over the allowable extent of related discovery, as a New York federal court has nixed the question, coalitions of states and immigration organizations told the high court Thursday.
A proposed class action against the Trump administration by citizens fighting deportation orders for their immigrant spouses has been stayed until at least early February due to the government shutdown, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday, despite objections to the delays raised by the American Civil Liberties Union.
A government watchdog report published Thursday found that the Trump administration began separating immigrant families in detention long before it announced a "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all unauthorized border crossers, meaning that many more families may have been separated than was previously known.
The Trump administration is planning to strip the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines from eligibility for the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visas for the rest of 2019, citing concerns over either their lack of cooperation in repatriating deported citizens or a high percentages of their citizens overstaying U.S. visas.
President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ability to use military aircraft for a planned trip abroad, as the conflict between the two has escalated this week amid a partial government shutdown.
Temporary protected status holders do not need to have initially entered the United States legally in order to later qualify for a green card, a Texas federal judge has ruled, siding with a Honduran TPS beneficiary in a dispute over the interpretation of the federal immigration statute that has split the circuits.
The American Civil Liberties Union hit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and six other federal agencies with a Freedom of Information Act suit in California federal court on Thursday, demanding the government hand over documents related to its social media surveillance practices.
A group of American information technology workers Wednesday renewed a challenge at the D.C. Circuit to an Obama-era rule allowing the spouses of highly skilled visa holders to work in the United States, claiming the U.S. Department of Homeland Security exceeded its authority when issuing the regulation.
In the opening days of the new Congress, lawmakers introduced legislation tackling H-2B temporary non-agricultural visas, sanctuary city policies, asylum standards, and alternatives to immigration detention. Here, Law360 examines their proposals.
Key Republicans have so far shied away from signing onto the latest effort to end a showdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in funding for a Mexican border wall, in the form of a letter calling for a brief funding reprieve to negotiate a compromise.
A Philadelphia-area man who admitted to posing as an immigration attorney is facing a lawsuit from the Pennsylvania attorney general's office in a bid to recoup some $20,000 in fees he allegedly extracted from individuals he took on as clients in citizenship cases.
The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a Georgia federal court’s determination that a German man may not have his children returned to Switzerland, as his divorce agreement authorized their mother to take them to the United States.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will oppose the government's shutdown-related motion to pause a proposed class action by immigrants fighting deportation orders for their noncitizen spouses after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security balked at an ALCU request to provide more information on potential removals.
A Florida federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a gay Mexican man’s suit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of denying his bid for asylum after failing to give him a chance to present his fear-based claims and falsified paperwork for his deportation, ruling that the court has no jurisdiction in the case.
The Center for Immigration Studies, a nonprofit think tank that advocates for more restrictive immigration policies, filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against two leaders at the Southern Poverty Law Center in federal court on Wednesday, disputing the legal advocacy organization’s choice to label it a “hate group.”
The donation of approximately $50 by a Nepalese man to a terrorist organization bars his qualification for obtaining asylum or for ducking deportation, the Ninth Circuit has decided.
A new deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation has the potential to open the floodgates for Cuban-born baseball players to play professionally in the U.S. without having to defect, but the regulatory changes that made the deal possible could be primed for a reversal.
A New York federal judge laid out exhaustive arguments for why U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedure Act by including a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census Tuesday, offering a road map for other pending legal challenges and anticipating issues in a likely appeal, attorneys said.
Dozens of advocacy groups joined together Tuesday to push Microsoft, Google and Amazon to refrain from selling face surveillance technology to the federal government, arguing that such a move would undermine public trust in their businesses and hand the government sweeping new power to target immigrants and minorities.
Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.
Although there are shortcomings in some portions of the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, they do not affect its central conclusion that the administration's new asylum policy is legally flawed, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Sadie Baron, chief marketing officer at Reed Smith LLP.
The U.S. Department of Justice's requests for the U.S. Supreme Court to review lower court decisions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program fall far outside the usual certiorari petition paradigm and should be denied, says Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown LLP.
The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.
While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.
2018 will be remembered as a transition year for technology-assisted review, and 2019 will likely see a continued focus on how we use TAR, with refinement and expansion across the board, says Thomas Gricks of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.
Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.
Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.