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Immigration

  • September 8, 2015

    Restaurant Ignored Manager's Bathroom Vids, EEOC Claims

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it has launched a suit accusing a Mexican restaurant that sits just miles from California's border with Mexico of subjecting young, male Mexican-American workers to sexual harassment and then retaliating against them for complaining.

  • September 8, 2015

    No Sanctions Needed In Immigration Action Case, US Says

    The U.S. Department of Justice told a Texas federal judge Friday that no legal basis exists to levy sanctions for purported misrepresentations made by the federal government regarding more than 100,000 people who were granted deferred deportation under the president’s executive immigration actions before the policies were blocked.

  • September 8, 2015

    Ariz. Mostly Prevails In 'Show Me Your Papers' Suit

    An Arizona federal judge on Friday awarded summary judgment to the state of Arizona on most claims in a case where plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the state's controversial “show me your papers” law.

  • September 8, 2015

    Ky. Clerk's Freedom Contingent On Letting Deputies Work

    Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis has been released after spending six days in prison for refusing to follow a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the judge said Tuesday, though her release is contingent upon her not interfering with her deputies as they issue licenses.

  • September 8, 2015

    Jury Says Disney World Discriminated Against Haitian Worker

    An Orlando jury ruled Friday that Walt Disney World Resort denied a Haitian employee a promotion based on her national origin, although the worker will not see any monetary damages as a result of the discrimination case.

  • September 8, 2015

    7-Eleven Store's I-9 Violation Fine Chopped In Half By OCAHO

    An Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer judge cut in half a more than $34,000 fine against a Long Island 7-Eleven store Tuesday, saying its failure to prepare or properly complete I-9 forms for 35 individuals were “serious and substantial violations” but were not done in bad faith.

  • September 8, 2015

    Landscaping Group Blasts Bid To Alter Court's H-2B Ruling

    A Florida federal judge should leave untouched her order vacating a 2008 rule governing the H-2B labor certification process, a national landscaping group said Friday, arguing the order is clear and doesn't need to be amended.

  • September 4, 2015

    BALCA Axes Denial Of IT Co.'s Labor Cert. Over Mail Mix-Up

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Thursday vacated the denial of information technology company DGN Technologies Inc.'s permanent labor certification application for a programmer analyst job, saying the rejection was based on a questionable finding that the company had ignored an audit letter.

  • September 4, 2015

    ICE Atty Ends Bias Suit Against DHS Following $400K Deal

    A veteran Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney agreed to end her age and sex discrimination suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Arizona federal court Thursday after securing a $399,999 settlement and an upgrade to a recent performance rating.

  • September 4, 2015

    DOL Judge Won't Extend Ga. Farm Workers' Labor Cert.

    A U.S. Department of Labor judge refused to extend the labor certification for 60 temporary farm workers Thursday, ruling the labor contractor who hired the group was at fault for their getting a late start to the season.

  • September 4, 2015

    Family Of Immigrant Man Killed By Cops Files $25M Suit

    The family of an immigrant farm worker killed by police in Pasco, Washington, sued the city and three of its police officers for more than $25 million in federal court on Thursday, saying the officers' use of deadly force was excessive and unjustified.

  • September 4, 2015

    Ore. Judge Faces Ethics Probe Over Gay Marriage Opposition

    An Oregon county judge is being investigated by the state judicial ethics commission after refusing to perform same-sex marriages.

  • September 4, 2015

    EOIR Taps Agency Veteran As New General Counsel

    The U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review has appointed as its new general counsel Jean King, who filled that role on an interim basis earlier this year, according to an announcement on Thursday.

  • September 4, 2015

    Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses In Defiant Ky. County

    After a recalcitrant Kentucky county clerk was jailed for contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage, the deputy clerks in her office started to do so Friday morning, according to published reports.

  • September 3, 2015

    Wait, You Can Get An O-1 Visa For That? A Law360 Roundup

    While some might think the O-1 visa for people with extraordinary abilities is reserved for Olympic champions or world-renowned painters, the visa category can also be used for everyone from dog walkers to startup founders. Here, Law360 rounds up a batch of intriguing O-1 visa cases.

  • September 3, 2015

    10th Circ. Says DHS Can't Subdelegate H-2B Regs To DOL

    The Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court's dismissal of a suit alleging 2008 regulations wrongly thwarted a landscaping company and snow removal company from obtaining H-2B workers, ruling Thursday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security improperly subdelegated its authority to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • September 3, 2015

    4 Ways China’s Crash May Alter US Real Estate Investment

    With stock prices in China having fallen nearly 40 percent in less than three months, experts say the U.S. property market may be in for a ride as established Chinese players look poised to ramp up acquisitions and newcomers are likely to scale back. Here, Law360 looks at four ways the stock tumble could affect Chinese investment in U.S. real estate.

  • September 3, 2015

    9th Circ. Overrules BIA In Case Of Trans Woman From Mexico

    The Ninth Circuit came down partly in favor of a transgender woman from Mexico on Thursday, holding that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in denying her application for Convention Against Torture relief by failing to recognize the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • September 3, 2015

    DC Circ. Clears Path To High Court For Arpaio Challenge

    The D.C. Circuit granted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s wish Thursday, dismissing his challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive action policies on immigration and clearing the way for him to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the matter.

  • September 3, 2015

    Ariz. Traffic Stops Plaintiffs Nab Atty Fees In 9th Circ.

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted an attorneys’ fees application filed by plaintiffs alleging that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff's Office conducted racially motivated traffic stops to inquire about the drivers' immigration status.