The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Second Circuit on Friday to rethink its revival of claims accusing high-level officials in former President George W. Bush’s administration of contributing to the abuse of immigrants who were detained in the wake of 9/11, arguing they're entitled to qualified immunity.
Indian workers who claim shipbuilder Signal International LLC subjected them to forced labor in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina asked a Louisiana federal court on Friday to approve roughly $5.1 million in attorneys' fees against a recruiting company and New Orleans attorney who allegedly took part in the scheme.
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As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry put the ball in Cuba's court to continue pushing the two countries toward normalized economic relations on Friday, his counterpart in Havana said that he still hopes to see further action from the White House to chip away at the Cold War-era trade embargo.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking to begin a program to collect iris and facial images and other biometric information on non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the country, according to an agency notice to the Federal Register on Monday.
A U.S. Air Force officer detained at a traffic checkpoint near the Mexican border has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case, claiming Border Patrol agents violated his constitutional rights by unnecessarily prolonging their investigation.
Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein on Friday recommended against deporting an undocumented immigrant following a guilty plea to charges of producing false documents, setting forth a policy of advising immigration judges not to deport nonviolent noncitizens convicted of illegal activity when it would unreasonably harm their U.S.-born children.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said Thursday that permanent labor certification regulations basically require employers to file “letter-perfect” applications, while noting it would have vacated a labor certification denial with a small typo if the rules governing the process didn’t strictly bar post-filing changes.
John Kerry on Friday became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Cuba in 70 years, presiding over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana and stating afterward that it is now up to the country to effect change for its citizenry.
A non-profit immigration rights group asked a D.C. federal court Friday to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release documents on an investigation into sexual abuse of asylum seekers at a Texas detention facility.
The Third Circuit on Thursday refused to revive an H-1B worker's suit against a Pennsylvania law firm that he accused of fraudulent misrepresentation, finding that he hadn't put forth enough well-supported facts to sustain his case.
A D.C. federal judge Friday sentenced a former U.S. Foreign Service officer to five years and several months in prison for his role in a scheme in which he allegedly accepted more than $3 million in bribes to process visas for non-immigrants seeking entry to the U.S.
The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive action policies on immigration after finding the sheriff lacked standing, saying claims that the policies would increase crime in Maricopa County were “unduly speculative.”
Plaintiffs suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over its revived family detention policy on Thursday slammed the government's response to its claims that the family detention policy has changed, and that mass release of women and children isn't required in roughly three months.
An Arizona federal judge Thursday granted the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division’s bid to intervene in a racial profiling class action against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying the government is entitled to do so under both federal rules and civil rights law.
In the wake of a court nixing regulations allowing foreign science and math students to work in the U.S. an extra 17 months, attorneys say the Obama administration is likely to finally act on new regulations for the Optional Practical Training program, which has become a major fallback for H-1B employers.
The U.S. Supreme Court should not take up a case brought by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security officer who claims that he was fired because of his Hispanic origin, the federal government said this week, arguing that lower courts correctly determined his suit was time-barred.
Radio station operator Grupo Radio Centro LA LLC has been hit with a wrongful termination lawsuit, removed Tuesday to California federal court, by two former employees who say they were fired after they reported suspected Nielsen ratings fraud and after they uncovered that the station was employing unauthorized immigrants.
An immigration attorney accused of several instances of malpractice should be suspended for two years and not be reinstated until he pays restitution to his affected clients and shows he is fit to again practice law, a District of Columbia appeals court held on Thursday.
A Kentucky county clerk who's refusing to issue any marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right on Thursday asked a Kentucky federal judge to stay an order that she issue licenses until her appeal of that order concludes.