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Immigration

  • July 1, 2015

    Del. Gov. Signs Bill Granting Driving Privileges To Immigrants

    Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission to gain driving privileges in the state, after Delaware's House of Representatives passed the legislation earlier in the day.

  • July 1, 2015

    ICE Pledge Ends Injunction On Deterrence-Based Detentions

    A D.C. federal judge has dissolved an order that barred the federal government from detaining asylum-seeking families as a way to deter others from coming to the U.S., a month after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pledged to stop using deterrence as a factor in certain custody decisions.

  • July 1, 2015

    Macy's Ditches Trump After Mexican Immigrant Remarks

    Macy’s Inc. on Wednesday became the latest company to shun products associated with Donald Trump, pulling his menswear collection from its stores after the real estate mogul and presidential hopeful said Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are “rapists.”

  • July 1, 2015

    US To Reopen Embassy In Cuba, Offer New Way To Get Visas

    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other’s countries, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travelling to Havana later this summer to take part in re-establishing the embassy there, which legal experts say could provide a new method for obtaining visas.

  • July 1, 2015

    Texas Clerk Flips Decision To Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

    One Texas clerk who originally declined to provide same-sex marriage licenses, with approval from the state attorney general, said Tuesday her office will comply with federal law.

  • June 30, 2015

    Simeio Ruling Will Come With Steep Costs, Groups Say

    Nine immigration, technology and business groups urged the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday to downgrade the recent “Simeio” decision on H-1B work site changes, arguing that the new policy burdens employers with “significant” costs.

  • June 30, 2015

    Trump Sues Univision For $500M In Miss USA Contract Row

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday sued Univision Networks & Studios Inc. for $500 million in New York state court for dropping coverage of the Miss USA Pageant, which Trump partly owns, over incendiary remarks he made about Mexican immigrants.

  • June 30, 2015

    Immigration Bill Roundup: Visa Crimes, Detention Quotas

    Lawmakers have introduced at least four immigration-related bills in recent weeks, including legislation that would make overstaying a visa a crime and another that would require federal authorities to detain certain immigrants while they await deportation hearings.

  • June 30, 2015

    Atty Facing Contempt After Alleged Detention Deal Leak

    A California federal judge threatened a New York immigration attorney with contempt of court on Monday in a class action over the detention of children, after he allegedly leaked a draft of a settlement proposal to the press.

  • June 30, 2015

    Miami Atty, Son Sued Over EB-5 Investment Debacle

    A Venezuelan investor has sued his former lawyer, her son and his fledgling beverage company in Florida court for legal malpractice and fraud, claiming the Miami attorney advised the immigrant to invest in the business despite knowing it was unsuitable for his EB-5 petition.

  • June 30, 2015

    H-2B Worker Class Settles Wage Suit With Carnival Co.

    A New Hampshire-based carnival company accused of underpaying employees and forcing them to pay expenses related to H-2B visas has reached a $900,000 settlement with the workers, according to court documents filed in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday.

  • June 30, 2015

    The Playful, Plainspoken Prose Of Justice Elena Kagan

    With superhero jokes and Dr. Seuss references in her majority opinions and dissents, Justice Elena Kagan cemented her reputation this U.S. Supreme Court term as a writer with a distinctive, fun-loving and conversational style that high court observers say is carefully calibrated to be as pointed as it is playful.

  • June 30, 2015

    Justice Thomas Lets His Dissents Do The Talking

    The most prolific U.S. Supreme Court justice this term didn't utter a single word during oral arguments, as usual. But Justice Clarence Thomas put his stamp on the session by setting a personal record for opinions and dissents and writing far more than any of his colleagues.

  • June 30, 2015

    Chamber, AILA Say New H-2B Rule Harms Small Businesses

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s new regulations governing the certification process for H-2B visa workers make an already complex process more complicated, hurting small businesses in the process, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argued Monday.

  • June 30, 2015

    DHS 'Cherry-Picked' Facts In Visa Fraud Case, Woman Says

    A woman who was denied an I-130 petition because she allegedly had previously entered into a fraudulent marriage with a U.S. citizen argued Thursday that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "cherry-picked" negative things from her background.

  • June 30, 2015

    ICE Unveils New Guidelines Concerning Transgender Detainees

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released new guidelines aimed at becoming more sensitive to the needs of transgender detainees, something that has been a source of criticism for the federal agency in recent months.

  • June 30, 2015

    The 15 Biggest High Court Decisions Of The Past 15 Years

    As the U.S. Supreme Court’s term draws to a close, Law360 takes a look back at the 15 high court decisions that have had the greatest impact on our lives over the last 15 years — monumental rulings that marked the final word in fights over gay rights, health care, intellectual property rights and the presidency of the United States.

  • June 29, 2015

    Boutiques Wipe The Supreme Court Floor With BigLaw Rivals

    Appellate boutique firms had a banner year before the Supreme Court this term, winning nine of the 11 cases they argued and casting a big shadow over their BigLaw competition.

  • June 29, 2015

    Supreme Court Ends Term Sharply Divided

    As the U.S. Supreme Court winds up a historic term with landmark rulings on same-sex marriage, health care, housing regulations and power plant emissions that will forever shape the legacy of the Roberts Court, the nine justices emerge starkly divided, racking up fewer unanimous rulings and a record number of dissents. 

  • June 29, 2015

    Justices Pen More Dissents To Show Votes Aren't Political

    The U.S. Supreme Court justices continued to issue a high number of dissents and concurrences this term, and experts say the justices — particularly those regarded as conservative — are increasingly raising their pens to reassure the public that their views are grounded in the law and not politics.