Signal International LLC recently reached a $20 million settlement with hundreds of H-2B guest workers from India who had accused the oil and gas service company of labor trafficking. Here, Law360 explores how the deal was reached, thanks to a massive pro bono effort from some of the nation’s top law firms.
Lawyers for children in immigration proceedings may disclose the names and some information about their clients’ cases to so-called granting organizations in certain instances, according to one of two recently published New York State Bar Association ethics opinions pertaining to immigration attorneys.
The family of a Mexican teenager fatally shot in Mexico by an American border patrol agent standing across the U.S. border is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision holding that the agent had qualified immunity and couldn’t be sued.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Thursday vacated a permanent labor certification denial for a foreign worker to be employed as a chiropractor since the government shut down hindered delivery of a reconsideration request, while also indicating that evidence from the American Immigration Lawyer's Association was not acceptable.
New Jersey nail salon workers would be the beneficiaries of legislation that would overhaul state cosmetology laws to enforce fair wages and safeguard employees from hazardous chemicals commonly used in an industry dominated by private ownership and immigrant workers.
A Philadelphia business executive was sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax evasion and immigration crimes Thursday, eight months after he pled guilty to his role in a complex scheme.
A top immigration official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security disputed the idea that a new enforcement program created by the president’s executive actions is just a rebranding of the controversial Secure Communities program, while acknowledging that the government needs to rebuild community trust.
A Rwandan woman who was convicted of lying to immigration officials about her ties to mass killings that ravaged the Central African nation in an effort to gain entry into the U.S. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review her case, arguing that the government engaged in improper questioning during her trial.
A Texas health agency said Wednesday that allegations it denies birth certificates to the U.S. citizen children of immigrant parents should be thrown out because, under the 11th Amendment, the state cannot be sued in federal court.
The number of labor certification applications processed on time for H-2B workers plummeted to 64.6 percent in the last quarter, according to data released Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Labor, following a rocky few months for the program in the face of adverse court rulings.
A Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP immigration partner who had to be physically restrained by a flight crew and fellow passengers on a London-bound flight earlier this week, forcing the captain to abort the trip midflight, was suspended by the firm on Thursday.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Tuesday reversed the denial of a labor certification application for an immigrant who sought to work as an automotive master mechanic, finding that a U.S. Department of Labor official erred in denying the application.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to withhold federal law enforcement grants from localities that refuse to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers, spurred by a recent deadly shooting in San Francisco allegedly carried out by an unauthorized immigrant.
A California federal judge on Wednesday preliminarily enjoined a San Jose bakery from firing a Mexican worker who alleges the bakery’s owner discriminated against her on the basis of her national origin.
Guidance on H-1B work site changes issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday eased a harsh filing deadline but did not shut the door on future punishments for employers who don’t amend petitions based on old moves, forcing attorneys to weigh possible client costs against the risk of agency action.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation discriminated against a Mexican immigrant by disqualifying him from a corrections officer job after he acknowledged he had once used a fake Social Security number, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday.
The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday denied a Mexican national's bid for a review of a ruling by the Board of Immigration Appeals that he not have his removal withheld because he lied about the circumstances that led to his leaving his native country, saying the board correctly determined he lacked credibility.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has “remained essentially stable” over the past five years, after nearly two decades of fluctuations, according to research released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, which estimated that 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Tuesday rejected an appeal over prevailing wage determinations for H-1B visa workers from a Texas company that logs borehole records for energy companies.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday pared an Indian immigrant's race and national origin bias suit against 7-Eleven Inc. alleging he was demoted from his position overseeing construction development and energy efficiency because of his heritage.