New legislation recently introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would require border patrol agents to keep records of their border security stops and searches in an effort to increase oversight of the government agencies enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent back to the lower courts 16 separate cases impacted by its April ruling in Dimaya v. Sessions, which found that part of how a “crime of violence” is defined in immigration law for purposes of deporting individuals is unconstitutionally vague.
The Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Trump administration's attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while members of Congress push to bring legislative replacements for the program to the floor for a vote. Here is what you need to know.
The Department of Justice and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will team up to investigate fraud and abuse by employers who hire immigrants on foreign worker visas, according to a joint agreement between the agencies that went into effect Friday.
The California State Legislature passed a measure Thursday to protect individuals testifying in court from having to unnecessarily disclose their immigration status, in an effort to encourage undocumented immigrants who are witnesses to or victims of crimes to come forward without fear of arrest or deportation.
A suspected human smuggler asked a California federal judge to reconsider a decision tossing his participation in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying the court had misconstrued his argument that the federal government did not comply with binding U.S. Department of Homeland Security policies when it terminated his status.
The University of California, San Diego will pay a penalty for discriminating against work-authorized immigrant employees as part of a settlement signed Thursday with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday held that an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals abused their discretion in signing off on a removal order in absentia for a native of the Philippines who missed a hearing, after the man contended that he never received a notice.
Environmental groups asked a D.C. district judge on Thursday to kill the waiver for environmental and other oversight laws granted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the quick construction of an approximately 20-mile stretch of border wall, alleging Congress never gave it such wide power.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that a California attorney specializing in immigration facilitated investments in the EB-5 program for foreigners seeking U.S. visas without registering as a broker, ordering him to pay back the unlawful commissions he received.
The government can't shake a suit over U.S. border patrol agents searching travelers' electronic devices without a warrant after a Massachusetts federal court ruled the travelers challenging the policy have plausible claims that their rights to privacy and free speech were curtailed.
The Trump administration published its spring regulatory agenda on Wednesday, highlighting proposed policies that would implement key structural changes at the office that oversees immigration courts, increase investment requirements for EB-5 visas and revoke a visa program for entrepreneurs. Here, immigration attorneys examine the key provisions to watch in the coming months.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Wednesday denied I Con Construction Inc.'s appeal of the U.S. Department of Labor's denial of an application for temporary alien labor certification for 30 workers, finding that the company did not show the workers would be supplementing its permanent staff for a temporary or seasonal basis.
The legal arm of an organization that calls for lower immigration levels on Wednesday filed its second lawsuit challenging the legality of ordinances in Indiana communities that call for the towns to be welcoming to immigrants and for authorities to not cooperate with federal immigration-related requests unaccompanied by court orders.
Au pair sponsoring agencies urged a Colorado federal judge to decertify the litigation accusing them of colluding to set low pay rates as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action, arguing that the au pair program is not a typical employment situation.
The number of pending immigration cases increased by 7 percent during the first six months of the current fiscal year, while the median completion time for cases involving detainees continued to tick down, according to new statistics from the federal Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is considering introducing sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration court system by establishing independent tribunals with trial and appellate divisions, according to a draft of the bill obtained exclusively by Law360 on Thursday.
A dozen Democratic lawmakers have called on the heads of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide details behind the reason to terminate a deportation protection program for Haitian immigrants, citing a report they say shows political bias may have been a factor.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked a D.C. federal court on Monday to scrap a proposed class action by three teenagers who immigrated to the U.S. illegally as unaccompanied minors, arguing it had discretionary power to transfer them to adult detention centers once they turned 18.
Eight congressional Democrats penned a letter to U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday asking him to undertake an investigation into allegations the agency engaged in politicized hiring practices for immigration judges.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
Recent changes in U.S. immigration policies and interpretations by the current administration pose heightened risks for students who plan to marry U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The current climate is such that anyone filing a case should consider the changed dynamics, and perhaps others to come, say Elizabeth Clapp and Douglas Halpert of Hammond Law Group LLC.
The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.
The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump's tweet that the "privilege is dead." But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.
In this series, experts discuss the unique aspects of closing a law firm, and some common symptoms of dysfunctionality in a firm that can be repaired before it's too late.
The Trump administration recently filed suit against California to overturn its so-called sanctuary city laws, alleging they interfere with and are preempted by federal immigration law. However, the case may face an uphill battle in the short term in the liberal Ninth Circuit, even with support from certain localities, says Matthew Kolodziej of Jia Law Group.
I am often asked, “When there are one or more partner departures, what can a firm do to prevent this from escalating to a catastrophic level?” The short answer is “nothing.” Law firms need to adopt culture-strengthening lifestyles to prevent defections from occurring in the first place, says Larry Richard of LawyerBrain LLC.
As Congress returns to Washington for a three-week work period, President Donald Trump continues announcing new policy and personnel decisions. But with midterms looming, Congress is unlikely to make progress on legislation requiring compromise and bipartisanship, say Layth Elhassani and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Given the competing public policies of protecting clients’ right to counsel of their choice, lawyer mobility, and the fiduciary duty partners owe to a dissolved firm, it behooves law firms to carefully review their partnership agreements to make sure they adequately spell out what happens in the unfortunate event that the law firm chooses to wind down, say Leslie Corwin and Rachel Sims of Blank Rome LLP.
There has been, of late, significant dispute as to the application of the unfinished business doctrine, particularly with respect to hourly rate matters of now-dissolved large law firms. And the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heller Ehrman, like others as to similar points, is highly questionable, says Thomas Rutledge of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.