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Immigration

  • October 17, 2018

    Arpaio Hits NYT With $147.5M Defamation Suit Over Column

    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued The New York Times for defamation in D.C. federal court Tuesday, alleging that an opinion column that referred to him as a "truly sadistic man" and claimed he abused immigrant detainees has harmed his reputation as well as his 2020 Senate chances.

  • October 17, 2018

    Au Pair Agencies Say Feds' Brief Dooms Wage Claims

    Au pair sponsoring agencies gearing up for trial over allegations in a collective action they colluded to set low pay rates told a Colorado federal court Tuesday that a recent U.S. government filing in a related case debunks the former au pairs' central theory that the weekly stipend is illegally low.

  • October 16, 2018

    Apple Dodges False Claims Suit Over B-1 Visas, For Now

    A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed with leave to amend a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit claiming Apple Inc. and the Indian company Infosys Technologies violated immigration laws by recruiting two Indian nationals with B-1 visas to conduct training sessions instead of obtaining the more expensive H1-B visas.

  • October 16, 2018

    Immigration Center Pays $2M To Settle Gov't Imposter Claim

    Forms Direct Inc., an immigration forms supplier, agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission $2.2 million Monday to settle claims that the company falsely implied it was connected with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

  • October 16, 2018

    NY Firm Says Rival Poached Clients In Green Card Scheme

    New York-based law firm Virginia & Ambinder LLP, which specializes in employment, labor, pension and employee benefits, has alleged in New York state court that a former junior associate made an agreement with a rival firm to jump ship and bring clients with her in exchange for sponsorship for a green card.

  • October 16, 2018

    Berry Appleman Adds 9 Epstein Becker Immigration Attys

    Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP has nabbed a 60-person immigration team from Epstein Becker Green, including nine attorneys, expanding the firm's footprint to New York City with the opening of a new Manhattan office on Monday.

  • October 16, 2018

    Enviro Says Gov't Border Wall Docs Not Exempt From FOIA

    An environmental group has asked a D.C. federal court to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to turn over U.S.-Mexico border wall-related records prepared for President Donald Trump's transition team in the group's Freedom of Information Act suit over the records.

  • October 16, 2018

    The Path To Becoming A Supreme Court Advocate

    A look at the careers of attorneys who have dominated oral advocacy at the U.S. Supreme Court over the last decade shows a similar path for men and women, with a few key differences. Here’s how the top 10 male and female advocates stack up.

  • October 16, 2018

    Sessions Grabs Another BIA Case On Bond Hearings

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will examine whether immigration judges may hold bond hearings for certain immigrants in removal proceedings, referring another Board of Immigration Appeals case over to himself for review on the issue.

  • October 15, 2018

    Gender Disparity At The High Court: How Top Law Firms Measure Up

    For the women at elite law firms, an enduring gender gap among advocates can create a high hurdle for their high court ambitions. Here, Law360 looks at the law firms where women score Supreme Court arguments, and where they don’t.

  • October 15, 2018

    BALCA Reverses Cert. Denial For Gas Platform Workers

    A Texas-based design, manufacturing and construction company can hire 210 foreign nationals under the H-2B visa program to help construct an offshore gas platform, an administrative law judge for the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has ruled in reversing a certifying officer's decision.

  • October 15, 2018

    Feds Seek To Duck Claims In Case Over Immigration Arrest

    The federal government on Monday urged a California federal court to nix several claims from a case in which an unauthorized immigrant alleges that immigration agents handled her and several members of her family with excessive force during her apprehension, arguing these claims are barred by state and federal law.

  • October 15, 2018

    2nd Circ. Denies Indian Citizen's Political Asylum Claim

    The Second Circuit on Friday sided with the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of an Indian citizen's asylum application, noting that while the man claimed he feared retaliation for his father's role in a Sikh opposition party critical of the government, he had participated in its political events.

  • October 15, 2018

    Don't Nix Challenge To Stalled Travel Waivers, Court Told

    A putative class has asked a California federal court not to heed the federal government’s bid to toss a class action challenging its alleged failure to implement a waiver program for President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

  • October 15, 2018

    DHS Says It Already Answered FOIA Request For ICE Docs

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has asked a D.C. federal court to trim a Freedom of Information Act suit launched by an immigration group over U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement information-sharing programs, saying it produced the requested documents as previously ordered but had to redact some details. 

  • October 12, 2018

    Supreme Court Women: A Vet & 1st-Timer Talk Gender Disparity

    In exclusive on-camera interviews with Law360, the most prolific female U.S. Supreme Court advocate of the past decade and a first-timer reflect on the status of women in a field still dominated by men.

  • October 12, 2018

    Will The Future Of The Supreme Court Bar Be Female?

    While women have made significant inroads into the elite world of U.S. Supreme Court advocacy, last term the number of women arguing at the court hit a decade low. Was it an off year? Or a sign of progress stalled?

  • October 12, 2018

    Sanctuary Policies Vital To People Of Philly, 3rd Circ. Told

    Eight immigrant aid nonprofits urged the Third Circuit on Friday to uphold a Pennsylvania federal court ruling barring the Trump administration from denying Philadelphia federal public safety grants on the basis of its sanctuary policies, arguing that the policies have reduced crime and expanded the reach of social services.

  • October 12, 2018

    DOD Tossed 500 Recruits In Expedited Citizenship Program

    The U.S. Department of Defense discharged in the space of a year more than 500 recruits who joined the military through a program meant to provide an expedited pathway to citizenship, according to recently unsealed records filed in consolidated class actions challenging those discharges and delays in the citizenship process.

  • October 12, 2018

    DOJ Still Targeting Sanctuary Cities On Safety Grant: Suit

    The Trump administration is unconstitutionally imposing new as well as previously blocked conditions on a public safety grant that are being used to force so-called sanctuary cities to comply with federal immigration policy, the city of Chicago said in a lawsuit Friday.

Expert Analysis

  • Knowledge Management: An Unsung Hero Of Legal Innovation

    Rob MacAdam

    As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.

  • Opinion

    Skip The New 'Civility Courses' And Think Like A Lawyer

    Alex Dimitrief

    As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.

  • The Broad Impact Of H-1B Premium Processing Suspension

    Yeon Me Kim

    With U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' recent decision to extend and expand the suspension of premium processing for certain H-1B petitions, employers now face uncertain processing times, and workers' ability to safely and promptly change employers is severely limited, say attorneys with Hammond Young Immigration Law​​​​​​​ LLC.

  • Why Law Firms Should Monitor The Dark Web

    Anju Chopra

    Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.

  • Does Rule 45 Protect Nonparties From Undue Burden?

    Matthew Hamilton

    Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • The Curious Case Of The Accidental American Taxpayer

    Michael DeBlis III

    Accidental Americans — citizens of other countries born on U.S. soil but with no ties to the U.S. — may be surprised to learn they are subject to the same tax filing obligations, payments and penalties as self-identifying "Americans abroad," says Michael DeBlis of DeBlis Law.

  • 5 More GC Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.

  • Injunctive Relief: A Remedy Of Last Resort For Exec. Orders

    Steven Gordon

    In City and County of San Francisco v. Trump, the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the president's executive order penalizing so-called sanctuary cities exceeded his constitutional authority. Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP examines this decision to illustrate the impact of injunctive relief on judicial review of executive orders.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

    Judge Frederic Block

    In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.

  • 8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

    Christopher Campbell

    Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.