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Immigration

  • June 30, 2015

    Miami Atty, Son Sued Over EB-5 Investment Debacle

    A Venezuelan investor has sued his former lawyer, her son and his fledgling beverage company in Florida court for legal malpractice and fraud, claiming the Miami attorney advised the immigrant to invest in the business despite knowing it was unsuitable for his EB-5 petition.

  • June 30, 2015

    H-2B Worker Class Settles Wage Suit With Carnival Co.

    A New Hampshire-based carnival company accused of underpaying employees and forcing them to pay expenses related to H-2B visas has reached a $900,000 settlement with the workers, according to court documents filed in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday.

  • June 30, 2015

    The Playful, Plainspoken Prose Of Justice Elena Kagan

    With superhero jokes and Dr. Seuss references in her majority opinions and dissents, Justice Elena Kagan cemented her reputation this U.S. Supreme Court term as a writer with a distinctive, fun-loving and conversational style that high court observers say is carefully calibrated to be as pointed as it is playful.

  • June 30, 2015

    Justice Thomas Lets His Dissents Do The Talking

    The most prolific U.S. Supreme Court justice this term didn't utter a single word during oral arguments, as usual. But Justice Clarence Thomas put his stamp on the session by setting a personal record for opinions and dissents and writing far more than any of his colleagues.

  • June 30, 2015

    Chamber, AILA Say New H-2B Rule Harms Small Businesses

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s new regulations governing the certification process for H-2B visa workers make an already complex process more complicated, hurting small businesses in the process, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argued Monday.

  • June 30, 2015

    DHS 'Cherry-Picked' Facts In Visa Fraud Case, Woman Says

    A woman who was denied an I-130 petition because she allegedly had previously entered into a fraudulent marriage with a U.S. citizen argued Thursday that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "cherry-picked" negative things from her background.

  • June 30, 2015

    ICE Unveils New Guidelines Concerning Transgender Detainees

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released new guidelines aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of transgender detainees, something that has been a source of criticism for the federal agency in recent months.

  • June 30, 2015

    The 15 Biggest High Court Decisions Of The Past 15 Years

    As the U.S. Supreme Court’s term draws to a close, Law360 takes a look back at the 15 high court decisions that have had the greatest impact on our lives over the last 15 years — monumental rulings that marked the final word in fights over gay rights, health care, intellectual property rights and the presidency of the United States.

  • June 29, 2015

    Boutiques Wipe The Supreme Court Floor With BigLaw Rivals

    Appellate boutique firms had a banner year before the Supreme Court this term, winning nine of the 11 cases they argued and casting a big shadow over their BigLaw competition.

  • June 29, 2015

    Supreme Court Ends Term Sharply Divided

    As the U.S. Supreme Court winds up a historic term with landmark rulings on same-sex marriage, health care, housing regulations and power plant emissions that will forever shape the legacy of the Roberts Court, the nine justices emerge starkly divided, racking up fewer unanimous rulings and a record number of dissents. 

  • June 29, 2015

    Justices Pen More Dissents To Show Votes Aren't Political

    The U.S. Supreme Court justices continued to issue a high number of dissents and concurrences this term, and experts say the justices — particularly those regarded as conservative — are increasingly raising their pens to reassure the public that their views are grounded in the law and not politics.

  • June 29, 2015

    High Court Bolstered Immigrant Removal Rights This Term

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued just a handful of immigration rulings this term but the justices left a mark as they increased deportation protections, displayed their distaste for removals based on minor drug crimes and left the door open to future challenges of visa decisions by consular officers.

  • June 29, 2015

    Three Justices Trusted With Most Controversial Opinions

    In the divisive U.S. Supreme Court term that just ended, three justices stood out for rendering close opinions that drew the most dissents, showing their ability to build coalitions around controversial legal ideas and keep them intact despite fundamental opposition.

  • June 29, 2015

    Texas AG Says Clerks Can Decline Gay Marriage Licenses

    Days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic gay rights ruling, Texas continued presenting same-sex couples a mixed bag, with the state attorney general advising county clerks Sunday that they do not have to grant marriage licenses if it would violate their religious beliefs.

  • June 29, 2015

    5th Circ. Panel Announced For Executive Action Fight

    The Fifth Circuit on Monday unveiled the lineup of judges who will rule on the federal government's challenge to an injunction halting President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, two of whom served on an earlier panel that refused to stay the injunction while the appeal was pending.

  • June 29, 2015

    NY Atty Found Guilty In Immigration Advertising Scam

    A New Jersey jury on Monday convicted a New York immigration attorney of defrauding Automatic Data Processing Inc. and Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. into giving a business that he secretly controlled $579,000 for advertising services and keeping most of that money for himself.

  • June 29, 2015

    High Court Won't Hear Bank Fraudster's Deportation Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of an Indian immigrant facing deportation after making false statements in a loan application, despite alleged differences between appellate courts over the application of what's known as the realistic probability test.

  • June 29, 2015

    Supreme Court To Hear INA Aggravated Felonies Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case of a man who said it should settle differences between the nation’s appellate courts over whether a state-level charge of attempted arson constitutes an aggravated felony under the Immigration Nationality Act.

  • June 26, 2015

    High Court Removes Another Barrier For Gay Immigrants

    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will make it easier and less costly for many foreign nationals to obtain immigration benefits through marriage, and it is likely to erase worries that attorneys say kept some gay executives from coming to the United States.

  • June 26, 2015

    In Gay Marriage Dissents, Justices Don't Hold Back

    The justices dissenting from Friday's gay marriage decision did not mince words when it came to their colleagues, with Justice Antonin Scalia calling the majority opinion “as pretentious as its content is egotistic.” Here, Law360 looks at the most noteworthy lines from the four dissents.