Class counsel in a suit accusing an amusement park company of underpaying employees and forcing them to pick up H-2B visa expenses asked a Massachusetts federal court Monday for permission to depose one of its own named plaintiffs, saying she has cut them off after reaching a settlement on her own.
A Washington farm has slammed the class certification bid of local workers accusing it of failing to inform them about higher paying H-2A visa vineyard jobs, telling a Washington federal court that the proposed class size is absurd and the claims are better addressed individually.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will issue a long-awaited final rule Wednesday allowing certain spouses of high-skilled immigrants to obtain work authorization, making good on a promise issued by President Barack Obama under his recent executive actions.
The largest law firms go head-to-head all the time with boutiques, beefing up different practice groups to take on specialty firms, but when it comes to immigration law the boutiques have a stronghold on the market, experts say, and only a handful of BigLaw firms are knocking at their doors.
The Tenth Circuit joined the majority of circuit courts Tuesday in ruling a Mexican national who faces deportation on a felony conviction can seek a waiver of inadmissibility to stay in the U.S., saying those who become lawful permanent residents after they enter the country are not barred from applying.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Monday upheld a denial of a permanent labor certification sought by SABIC Innovative Plastics for a technology engineer position, which had been axed after the petrochemical company allegedly failed to submit a proper recruitment report.
A judge for the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals said Monday that a Michigan pepper farm hadn't shown it needed to add temporary workers because of a seasonal or temporary demand, upholding the denial of the company’s H-2A certification request for 60 farmworkers.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced a bill Monday to block funding for certain immigration-related executive actions, legislation that could potentially serve as a vehicle for helping break an impasse over a $39.7 billion U.S. Department of Homeland Security funding bill.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit accusing the U.S. government of violating the constitutional rights of a naturalized U.S. citizen from Nigeria when a consular official denied a visa application for his daughter, saying the official’s decision was not open to judicial review.
A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC accused of stealing trade secrets on Tuesday admitted to lifting a confidential trading model from his former employer, setting the stage for his deportation to China.
There will be a significant pull to get involved in many community activities. Choose your outside engagements carefully, says José Olivieri, chairman of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s labor and employment relations practice group.
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday said he would split off a measure opposing some of President Barack Obama’s immigration actions from a $39.7 billion bill funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in an apparent effort to avoid a shutdown of the federal agency.
Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday in a 26-state challenge to the new immigration policies laid out in the president's executive actions, saying the federal government can't support its request for the Texas federal court to lift a temporary block on the policies.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case over whether visa denials can be subjected to outside scrutiny, with a U.S. Department of Justice attorney refusing to budge from the government’s argument against judicial review of consular visa decisions, despite a tough grilling from Justice Stephen Breyer.
The Second Circuit on Monday refused to undo a federal immigration court’s decision to not grant asylum to a Muslim Chinese citizen who claims she will be religiously persecuted in her homeland, saying she failed to provide evidence to back up her fears.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday will finalize a rule to extend the Family and Medical Leave Act’s protections to married same-sex couples regardless of whether the state they live in recognizes their union, the agency announced on Monday.
A South Korean couple on Friday filed suit against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, claiming the agency revoked the husband’s employment-based visa on the faulty conclusion that his petition was fraudulent and then blindly sent notices to the wrong address for more than three years.
Two same-sex couples on Friday told the Fifth Circuit that the potential confusion caused by lifting the stay on an order striking a Texas ban on same-sex marriage would not outweigh the damage the ban causes to same-sex couples, rejecting an argument from the state they say "callously dismisses" the law's harm.
Attorneys for Central American mothers and children who won an injunction last week against the Obama administration's alleged policy of detaining immigrant families seeking asylum as a form of deterrence told Law360 Monday they hope the decision prompts the administration to revisit its detainment policy.
Senate Democrats on Monday continued their filibuster of a $39.7 billion bill funding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of fiscal 2015, the fourth time they have blocked debate on the legislation amid a dispute over an attached immigration-related defunding clause.