A New Jersey federal judge Friday ordered the release of a Salvadoran man whom immigration officers had detained when he attended a green card interview, determining that they violated the Constitution by trying to deport him before he could complete the process.
A D.C. federal judge doubled down on his finding that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security failed to rationalize its decision to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying Friday the agency's "hodgepodge of illogical" assertions, outlined in a June memo, "simply will not do."
Two people and their related business entities misappropriated approximately $21 million from foreign investors who sought to obtain green cards through the EB-5 visa program, using cash meant for a hotel project on personal expenses such as payments toward a mansion and a yacht, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged in Florida federal court Friday.
A California federal judge slammed the Trump administration during a hearing Friday for not being able to locate immigrant parents it deported without their children, crushing their hopes of reunification, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
A New York federal judge on Thursday outlined the reasoning behind her June order to grant a Chinese national’s bids to be temporarily released from detention and for a removal order against him to be paused, saying he is likely to succeed in arguing that the Trump administration violated federal law by detaining him when he attended a green card interview.
The Trump administration wrote a letter to the Ninth Circuit on Friday urging it to vacate a nationwide injunction that has kept alive the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in light of its ruling earlier this week in another case over federal grants for sanctuary cities.
A California federal court should toss a complaint that calls for recalling a recent federal report that allegedly overstates connections between terrorism and practitioners of Islam, as the advocacy group calling for its ouster lacks standing in the matter, the Trump administration said.
A Florida fruit grower is not a joint employer under immigration law with a contractor that allegedly extorted the pickers it supplied, an Eleventh Circuit panel ruled Thursday, saying the trial court misunderstood the relevant definition of the word "employer" and wiping out a nearly $200,000 class judgment.
A New York federal judge Wednesday condemned President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” as he ruled that an unauthorized Ecuadorian immigrant who had been detained while delivering a pizza to an Army base was free to pursue relief from deportation.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates filed suit Wednesday in California federal court on behalf of detainees at a federal correctional center seeking immigration benefits, accusing the facility of depriving the men of edible food, health care and the ability to freely practice their religions.
An attorney for New York City on Thursday ripped the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to cut off law enforcement funding to so-called sanctuary jurisdictions that don't cooperate with certain directives from federal officials seeking to deport jailed immigrants, calling it unconstitutional.
A Guatemalan immigrant in a high-profile case that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to himself for review earlier this year has been ordered removed from the U.S., days after the case was taken off an immigration judge's docket, according to several retired immigration judges, who consider the case's transfer an "attack on judicial independence."
The Trump administration will appeal the entry of a permanent nationwide injunction against new conditions it put on a public safety grant that so-called sanctuary cities have criticized as an attempt to force them to comply with federal immigration policy, according to a notice filed Wednesday.
President Donald Trump's executive order cutting off certain federal public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities oversteps Congress' appropriations powers under the Constitution, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Wednesday in a case brought by two California counties.
The Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a false reporting conviction under the Commodity Exchange Act is not necessarily a crime warranting deportation in the case of a green card holder who purchased oil futures contracts on behalf of his financial services firm without authorization.
Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC has agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle two discrimination suits brought by 11 employees and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ending an eight-year legal battle over claims that the poultry processing company subjected its Hispanic plant workers to harassment and abuse.
Immigration judges in 2018 are increasingly denying petitions by foreign-born individuals who claim they credibly fear persecution should they be sent back to their home countries, according to data released this week by a Syracuse University research center.
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Labor have joined forces in an effort to crack down on U.S. employers that prefer to hire temporary visa workers over qualified U.S. workers.
A Ninth Circuit panel refused Tuesday to upend a follow-on decision tweaking conditions imposed on Arizona’s Maricopa County after then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio flouted the original order protecting Latinos from discriminatory practices, including racial profiling, ruling that the district court judge was well within his authority.
The city of Chicago on Monday asked the Seventh Circuit to dismiss the appeal filed by the Trump administration over a preliminary injunction Chicago won in a lawsuit challenging new immigration-centered conditions on a federal grant, saying the entry of a permanent injunction removes the court's jurisdiction.
Less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, President Donald Trump signed an executive order applying the court’s rationale in Lucia to the hiring — and firing — of all administrative law judges in the federal government, making them entirely beholden to the heads of their agencies or the president for their jobs, says Brian Casey of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
While Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will draw much attention during July, Congress remains very busy with fiscal year 2019 appropriations bills. The chambers may go to conference this month on the first of several appropriations "minibuses," says Layth Elhassani of Covington & Burling LLP.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
Most of the recent attention on the Trump administration’s plans to restrict or reform temporary work visas has focused on H-1B visas for professionals. However, travel on business visitor B-1 status could be another potential target, says Jeff Gorsky of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Over the past 18 months, companies have discussed the opportunities that exist for moving part of their global operations to Ireland in the context of Brexit. Inevitably as part of these discussions, the ability to relocate key employees comes into focus. John Gill of Matheson examines some of the key issues people and corporations need to consider when relocating to Ireland, including right to reside, tax and practical relocation issues.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.