A House Homeland Security subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday aimed at increasing transparency and efficiency for Freedom of Information Act records requests to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which is currently struggling with a massive FOIA backlog that largely concerns immigration matters.
Lawyers who filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against an New York association that fights for the rights of immigrant workers should be sanctioned for "abdication of their duty as officers of the court," the group claimed Tuesday.
Deggeller Attractions Inc. pressed the Eighth Circuit on Monday to reject an appeal by carnival workers it hired under the H-2B visa program to revive a suit alleging their employer breached its contractual promise to pay the prevailing wage, saying a judge correctly ruled that no contract existed.
Studies have shown that over 75 percent of patents received by the top 10 patent-generating universities in the U.S. include at least one foreign national inventor. Are these really the people we want to send abroad because they didn’t win an arbitrary lottery? asks Carol Friend of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association confirmed Tuesday that Executive Director Crystal Williams will retire this summer after spending over five years in the role, prompting several immigration attorneys to praise Williams’ efficiency, tact and ability to guide AILA into the digital age.
Two Senate committee chairs expressed concern Tuesday over a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plan to process Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications through an electronic system already hampered by problems, saying it could increase the risk of fraud and national security threats.
The federal government told a D.C. federal court Monday that half of the dozens of Chinese nationals who poured millions of dollars into an Idaho mining operation should be cut from a suit that claims the government improperly denied their petitions for investor visas.
The Ninth Circuit Friday granted the federal government’s request to rehear a decision that a California car theft conviction is not a crime of moral turpitude and that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in finding a Mexican immigrant ineligible for cancelation of removal.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked a D.C. federal court Monday to toss a suit challenging a new rule allowing certain spouses on H-4 visas to work, saying the group of computer workers bringing the case hasn’t shown a “scintilla” of evidence to support their claim that they’ve been injured.
The Board of Immigration Appeals held Tuesday that an immigrant who didn't gain a green card until after entering the country isn’t blocked from seeking an inadmissibility waiver over an aggravated felony conviction, reversing previous case law and granting a win to a Chinese national convicted of assault.
Global Data Solutions Inc. urged an Illinois federal judge Monday to throw out a potential class action alleging the technology company underpaid foreign guest workers, saying the plaintiff’s own admissions about his pay doomed his claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' treatment of the L-1B classification is a mutilation of the intent of this intracompany transferee visa classification. The USCIS has wreaked havoc on this process for the past several years and the proposed policy memorandum only makes it worse, says Kimberley Robidoux of Maggio Kattar Nahajzer & Alexander PC.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association said it’s worried new guidance on L-1B visas for intracompany transfers lacks a clear, reliable outline for adjudications, offering a slew of recommendations Friday such as rigorous, real-world training for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators.
A recent suit alleging that some EB-5 applications were improperly delayed based on a regional center's ties to Iran may be a harbinger of increased litigation over the program, spurred by growing scrutiny of the visa category and a policy landscape that is problematic for immigrant investors, attorneys say.
A unit of Chinese auto parts maker THB International Ltd. on Friday criticized immigration authorities who denied its employee’s visa petition, saying any “reasonable mind” would conclude the man was an executive while working overseas.
A U.S. Department of Labor judge on Friday revived a bid for temporary labor certification of 200 farmworkers under the H-2A visa program, saying that a certifying officer incorrectly failed to acknowledge receipt of an original surety bond and didn't give the employer a chance to fix another deficiency in the application.
State Legislators for Legal Immigration filed an amicus brief Monday in the appeal over executive actions on immigration at the Fifth Circuit, saying that President Barack Obama has unilaterally rewritten long-standing federal immigration law in a “stunning abdication” of the oath he took to faithfully execute the law.
A Louisiana crawfish processing company will be able to hire 45 temporary foreign employees after a federal appeals board determined Friday they were wrongfully denied.
A bankrupt Virginia contractor has agreed to pay $9 million to resolve civil claims that it hid its use of foreign workers and other employees prohibited from working on government contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced emergency measures to put an end to wage theft and improve workplace safety in the nail salon industry, following a damning report that said the industry often exploits immigrant employees who are unaware of their rights.