Dozens of Chinese investors seeking entry to the U.S. on EB-5 investor visas sued a real estate developer connected to White House adviser Jared Kushner in Florida state court Thursday, alleging the developer defrauded them of $99.5 million in a self-dealing scheme.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals on Thursday affirmed the denial of H-2B labor certification for a natural disaster management company seeking to hire 25 laborers in Utah, finding the employer failed to establish a temporary need for the workers.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is violating various federal regulations by requiring that employers seeking to use H-1B visas list upfront where and when employees will work during the time the worker will use the visa, an information technology trade organization said in District of Columbia federal court on Thursday.
A split Ninth Circuit refused on Wednesday to revisit its decision to send a special prosecutor to argue against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to vacate a criminal contempt of court conviction he received for his immigration detention practices, with five circuit judges arguing that it is an “unprecedented — and unauthorized — intrusion of executive power.”
Nearly six months after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggested the Trump administration’s creation of a waiver program to offer relief from the latest travel ban was mere “window dressing,” attorneys confirmed that waiver approvals remain rare and seemingly random.
The federal government defended U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to restrict the ability of domestic abuse survivors to be granted asylum, arguing in a Wednesday filing in D.C. federal court that the Trump administration’s policy memo is just an interpretation of existing asylum law, not an official policy change, shielding it from judicial review.
A Utah-based lighting company failed to establish that it temporarily needs to hire 100 workers using H-2B nonimmigrant visas to fill a surge in labor demand during the upcoming holiday season, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals determined on Wednesday.
A Chicago employment agency will close its doors for the next decade as part of a Wednesday agreement with the state of Illinois, resolving a lawsuit in Illinois federal court accusing the agency of discriminating against Latino immigrants.
A California federal judge on Tuesday approved a preliminary settlement between the Trump administration and immigrants in three companion cases challenging family separations in detention, finding that the proposal appeared fair at the current stage of the litigation.
The Trump administration on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to reverse a California federal court’s order that temporarily barred the federal government from removing from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program any class member in the case without first giving them notice and a chance to respond.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a case concerning whether some immigrants have a right to a bond hearing if they were not immediately detained following their release from criminal custody, with government counsel facing a tough line of questioning over the limits of immigration agencies’ authority.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left open the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will examine whether U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will be questioned over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, granting the federal government's bid to pause the scheduled deposition.
A New York federal court should toss a case challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status for Haitians because the move was not capricious or arbitrary, the U.S. government argued Tuesday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys have been urged to exclude no one from immigration enforcement, challenge grants of immigration benefits, and narrow the circumstances in which they choose not to prosecute, according to an internal memo made public Sunday.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday determined that an immigration judge erred by rejecting a Salvadoran native’s asylum bid, as the judge did not give the woman adequate notice of what was needed to back up claims that she was a victim of domestic violence.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear arguments from a Mexican citizen that his conviction for concealing or knowingly failing to report a felony should not render him deportable, leaving in place a Fifth Circuit decision that the misprision conviction did expose the man to deportation.
The Fifth Circuit has breathed new life into a visually impaired U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employee’s suit alleging her supervisors illegally refused her request to provide material for on-site meetings in a format she could read.
A Syrian family of three with asylum status sued U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Illinois federal court on Monday, asking the court to force the agency to process their green card applications after a more than three-year delay.
The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a long-running lawsuit against a Georgia-based poultry processing plant that allegedly discriminated against non-U.S. citizens by requiring them to present unnecessary documents, the department announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Immigration Fund LLC has sued an Illinois attorney, his business partner and a Hong Kong consulting firm for fraud and defamation in New York state court, alleging they defrauded the EB-5 center out of millions by making false statements about the center to Chinese investors seeking EB-5 visas and inducing them to withdraw their capital from the fund.
While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.
With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.
When sponsoring foreign national employees for employment-based lawful permanent residence in the U.S., there are many factors an employer must consider if it is restructuring, relocating or downsizing its operations to avoid the consequences of noncompliance under current U.S. immigration law, says Hector Chichoni of Duane Morris LLP.
A California federal court recently forbade California and its officials from enforcing several portions of the state's Immigrant Worker Protection Act. While private employers in the state will not be subject to many of the requirements of the law for the time being, the fight over it is likely to proceed, say Jesse Cripps and Ryan Stewart of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.
In a recent address to new immigration judges, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ real message was plain: We made you judges not to apply law to facts neutrally, but to help this administration deal with an immigration problem. It is wrong for him to attempt to directly influence any judge to follow the administration’s political script, says Kevin Curnin of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
Tennessee’s workers’ compensation statute allows injured workers to recoup benefits regardless of whether they are lawfully employed. However, based on a Tennessee federal court's recent decision in Torres v. Precision Industries, for unauthorized workers this rule is now seriously in question, say David Johnson and Todd Photopulos of Butler Snow LLP.
In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.