The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled Friday that a man’s violation for computer-related solicitation of a child counted as a “specified offense against a minor,” although it actually involved an undercover cop, and dismissed his appeal in a case over a rejected visa petition.
A group of 20 Democratic attorneys general asked President Donald Trump on Friday to defend the Obama administration program allowing unauthorized immigrants who arrived as children to stay in the U.S., a request that came against a backdrop of opposition from some Republican state AGs and an uncommitted White House.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators won't be hosting its annual conference in Texas later this year as planned, becoming the latest organization to move a convention out of the state in response to a controversial “sanctuary cities” law that opponents say undermines due process and scapegoats immigrants.
Three Chinese college students asked an Illinois federal judge on Thursday for permission to join the Securities and Exchange Commission’s suit against an immigration attorney accused of funneling money from the nearly $89 million he collected from EB-5 visa holders into his own pockets.
A California federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent attempts to narrow the scope of President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funds from so-called "sanctuary cities" did not justify the revocation of an injunction on the order.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center asked a D.C. federal judge Wednesday to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection to fork over information about its use of biometric information at U.S. entry and exit points, as the agency moves toward establishing a tracking system President Donald Trump has said he wants implemented quickly.
Members of the 115th Congress took action on immigration-related bills in recent days that included measures that would aim to fight human trafficking and create pathways to legal status for various types of workers.
An entertainment-industry lighting rental company violated the National Labor Relations Act when it ordered immigration status rechecks for its workers ahead of a union election, a National Labor Relations Board judge found Wednesday.
Traveler pushback and pressure on the Trump administration to be flexible on its border security demands, combined with the swift implementation by nine Middle Eastern and African airlines of the government's heightened screening procedures for U.S.-bound flights, likely propelled the lifting of a 4-month-old laptop ban, experts say.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has boosted its Boston employment litigation practice with the addition of a shareholder who was most recently a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the first reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security since DHS was created in 2002, sending to the Senate a bipartisan measure that includes reforms to the agency’s organization, purchasing and authority.
A San Jose businesswoman pled guilty to visa fraud charges in California federal court on Wednesday after prosecutors accused her of lying about jobs at Cisco Systems Inc. available to foreign workers in H-1B visa applications.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced two more guilty pleas from men copping to the money laundering end of a massive fraud involving Indian call centers impersonating tax and other officials to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from victims nationwide, bringing the number of guilty pleas to 13.
A federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of asylum seekers who have submitted requests for work authorization that weren’t decided within 30 days, but dismissed the claims of another proposed subclass.
Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced Wednesday that they will soon unveil a bipartisan revival of the Dream Act that would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to attain lawful permanent U.S. residence and a path to citizenship.
A courtroom battle over the Pentagon’s move to stall naturalization proceedings for noncitizen Army reservists ended in a stalemate Wednesday as a D.C. federal judge ordered the reservists to refile their lawsuit with additional legal arguments, but not before ripping the government for a “baffling” series of policy changes.
Business law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP has created an immigration services practice and brought on a former attorney with the Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm to head it, the firm has announced.
An oil and gas entrepreneur charged with bank and visa fraud along with a separate charge of criminal contempt asked a New York federal judge on Wednesday to suppress any evidence found by investigators on his electronic devices because the warrant authorizing their seizure was overbroad and without a time limit.
A Dallas attorney has been charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud for allegedly arranging a marriage to secure lawful permanent resident status for his legal assistant, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
The immigration court backlog jumped by about 11,000 cases in one month, reaching a record high of more than 610,000 cases in late June, according to Syracuse University researchers.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Jae Lee v. United States specifically rejected any one-size-fits-all test for evaluating the effect of the prejudice of faulty representation on a defendant’s decision to plead guilty or go to trial. With no objective standard provided by this decision, these cases will likely result in different applications in different federal circuits, says James Aldrich of Dykema Gossett PLLC.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
It's believed that instead of increasing job opportunities and benefiting the overall economy, the current administration’s immigration plans will, unfortunately, result in higher construction costs and lower productivity. There has to be a balance between the needs of our society and the benefits gained by use of immigrant labor, says Conrad Lazo of Becker & Poliakoff.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.
In the final part of this series, Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP examines a new regulation that clarifies when a new employer can take advantage of a prior employer’s sponsorship without incurring the cost and risk of new sponsorship.
In part 2 of this three-part series, Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP explores some of the questions surrounding a new type of temporary U.S. work permit designed to bridge a gap in employment authorization while the employee seeks alternate green card sponsorship.
By allowing attorneys to summarize what has just occurred in testimony and how it fits into the wider case narrative, courts can substantially improve juror comprehension through every step of a trial. Yet interim arguments are not practiced regularly, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure mean issues like spoliation, sanctions and adverse impacts are focus areas for many attorneys, providers and clients. David Turner of FTI Consulting Inc. discusses the technological best practices regarding preservation and proportionality, as well as the challenges associated with clients' structured data.